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Author Archive for Anne W

Friday, Mar 22, 2019

ICPL held their 2nd annual Internet Cat Video Festival on Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m. A large crowd of all ages turned out to watch a family-friendly reel of viral cat videos, carefully curated by ICPL children's librarians - truly, hours of...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

As a new reading year dawns, I'd like to recommend some of my favorite reads of the past year. Mind you, these are books not necessarily published in 2018, but all are books that I eagerly devoured during 2018. Adult books: 38 nonfiction; 29...

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018

According to Vox , the earliest known version of the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” appeared in a children’s book in 1780. Most scholars agree it was designed as a memory game where singers tested their recall of the lyrics - and had to give...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Children's storytimes over the weekend and early this week were designed to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle on May 19 in Windsor, with books, songs and rhymes focused on princes and princesses, British culture, and...

Friday, May 4, 2018

In honor of National Children's Book Week, a special storytime was held this week at Emerson Point Assisted Living. Children of all ages came with their parents and arrayed themselves on the floor in the activities room. Behind them, care facility...

Monday, Apr 2, 2018

Throughout the month of March, ICPL's young patrons in kindergarten through 6th grade cast their votes for the 2018 Children's Choice Award.  The Children's Choice Award is the only national literary award given completely by children - children...

Friday, Mar 2, 2018

Kids, here's your chance to make your voice heard at the ballot box: vote for the Children's Choice Award in the ICPL Children's Department throughout the month of March! The Children's Choice Award is the only national book award given only by...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

In 2014, the New York Public Library declared the fourth Wednesday in January to be National Library Shelfie Day - that's a day dedicated to snapping selfies in front of library shelves, of course! Launching an Instagram campaign encouraging...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Each year, while traveling literally over the river and through the woods to southeastern Michigan for Thanksgiving, I'm determined that the family unity and togetherness will start the moment we back out of the driveway. Translation: no screens,...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017

It all started when I was combing through the milk crate of flannel board stories in our back room, searching for something to share at my Monday toddler storytime.  I stumbled upon a "House That Jack Built" story so old that its accompanying...

About Anne W

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Anne W. works in Children's Services and Collection Services. She selects the kids chapter books and kids nonfiction books and leads Tween programming. She loves to read, go on low-budget road trips (especially to camp and hike in national parks), and drink craft beer on a patio. Anne W. enjoys visiting thrift stores, but is also a minimalist who...