July 2020

Hello neighbors,  As we mentioned in the last newsletter, we want to use our platform to unequivocally state that Black Lives Matter and commit to continually dismantling our own internalized racism, and supporting anti-racism work. While we have many sections this month on racism in libraries, we sincerely hope this will be in ongoing discussion. We want to highlight and support librarians of color as … Continue reading July 2020

June 2020

Dear neighbors, There is a lot to grieve right now: secure employment, routine, a sense of safety and predictability.   We recognize that we are all still very much in a transition stage in our personal and professional lives. Allie and I have been doing curbside pickup for about a month now, and by the time this newsletter reaches you, we will be back to having … Continue reading June 2020

May 2020

May 2020 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear Neighborhood,   Katherine and I continue to read articles about libraries and librarians struggling in this scary time. Whether this is being laid off, required to use paid leave, or the library being opened without taking care to secure the safety of staff, we grieve with you the many changes and difficulties that have … Continue reading May 2020

April 2020

April 2020 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear Neighborhood, Hasn’t this been a month. Last time we released our newsletter, we had no idea we were on the brink of a serious pandemic, that we would be away from work (and unfortunately for some, out of work), and scrambling to take care of patrons with limited resources. Allie and I decided … Continue reading April 2020

March 2020

March 2020 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Hello Neighborhood!I’m so excited for this March issue because we have so many fabulous guest writers sharing their knowledge with us.  In our Learn section, Dr. Alesha Baker shares with us some insights on collection policies in school libraries. Even if you are not a school librarian, the information shared is so valuable and … Continue reading March 2020

February 2020

February 2020 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear Neighborhood, I don’t know about you, but it felt like January lasted forever! I’m so glad February is now on its way. It does mean, however, that it’s time to start thinking about summer reading *cue scream emoji* Allie is planning a series of engineering programs based off of popular fairy tales, and … Continue reading February 2020

January 2020

January 2020 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear Neighborhood, We are back from a much needed break! Allie and I enjoyed spending time with family and are now back and ready to kick off 2020 with another edition of the Cardigan. Thank you for your continued support of our little newsletter; we are constantly scouring resources and the web to bring … Continue reading January 2020

November 2019

November 2019 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear neighborhood, It’s The Cardigan’s 1 year anniversary! Our first issue went out in November 2018. Thank you so much for joining the neighborhood. When Katherine and I decided we would create The Cardigan, we had no idea we would grow to over 2,600 subscribers in just one year! When we discussed the idea … Continue reading November 2019

October 2019

October 2019 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear neighborhood, It’s incredible to think that next month will be the Cardigan’s one year anniversary! We thought it would be fun to learn more about our audience and present the results in a fancy-shmancy infographic in November. Please fill out the 5 question survey below so we can get a better snapshot of … Continue reading October 2019

September 2019

September 2019 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear Neighborhood, We reached over 2,500 subscribers this month! We are so thankful to everyone who has kept reading with us from the beginning and to our new subscribers that have just joined the neighborhood. We want to deliver interesting and timely information as well as have relevant discussions with you all. If we … Continue reading September 2019