Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cell phone videos

Last week I gave a workshop on story hour stretches, games and songs for the Children's Services librarians at the Kansas City (MO) Public Library. I LOVE working with librarians, partly because I am still one to my core, even though I haven't worked as a librarian since 1994. It's not the diploma that proves it (though I have one). It's in my DNA. You laugh? Here's a quote from a piece my mother wrote about her mother-in-law, not officially a librarian but...
Like her father before her, she chose the books for Bristol's Rogers Free Library, and read most of them first. (Some categories she shunned, letting other Library people choose the romances and Westerns.)
Granny Howe referred to those as trashy novels, my father said. All but those were delivered to the house before they ever got to the library.

Sidetracked. Isn't this post about videos? One of the librarians at the Westport Branch sent me links for four videos she put on Youtube. Keep in mind that these were taken on a cell phone!

You can see another of the librarians recording the workshop on her iPad, so there may be more videos to come. 


Lois Sprengnether Keel said...

Oh, Priscilla,
Your comment about librarianship being in your DNA, whether you look before or after working as one, reminds me of a comment a fellow librarian made to me after I switched to full-time storytelling: You can take the librarian out of the library, but you can't take the library out of the librarian.
I see it in my own work all the time -- my blog at, my website of, or my other blog of Civil War newspaper articles on a MI infantry regiment.
Never fear, I see it still in your blogging and even all your work on puppetry. Puppets Rule! you've claimed, but Trixie could make you confess your approach is influenced more by your time as a librarian than by that of the traditional puppeteer behind a stage.
It's clear librarians feel at home with a member of the library clan!

Priscilla said...

Thanks for the comment! It's true, my puppet work is always informed by my history as a librarian. The library clan, indeed.