This Thursday and Friday I attended the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in Toronto. It was great!
I got autographed copies of
- All Aboard!: Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine by Monica Kulling
- The Adventures of Daniel Boom AKA Loud Boy by D.J. Steinberg
- A sample of Allison Dare: the Heart of the Maiden by J. Torres and J. Bone
- Violet signed by both the author Tania Duprey Stehlik and illustrator Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic.
- Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium by Rona Arato
- The King’s Taster by Kenneth Oppel
I also got some samples of audio books from Scholastic.
I attended some fantastic sessions, learning about how Ottawa Public Library developed their kids website, and how Legoes, poetry slams, themed toy/book bins and reading to dogs can make children’s areas more successful.
At the Youth Services expo I won The Adventure written by Susan Yost-Filgate and illustrated by Leonard Filgate.
Two librarians from Oshawa hosted an entertaining session called the Tween Scene. They highlighted some fun programs for tweens that I would love to be involved in:
- Amazing Race
- Anti-Valentines Day
- Iron Chef
- Manga Mania
- Harry Potter Potions
- Evidence Hunter
- Relic Hunter
- Chocolate themed events
- Urban Legends
- The Price is Right
They kindly share their information to assist other libraries in quickly developing similar programs. http://sites.google.com/site/thetweenscene/
I plan to review my beautiful new books ASAP.