September 2020

Hello neighbors! We have made it another month. Katherine did a question on our Instagram (make sure you’re following us @thecardigannewsletter) about how you all are doing. 39% of you said that you’re doing okay, but 61% of you said that you are struggling. Friends, we hear you! I’d be lying if I didn’t say I, too, am struggling to adapt to all the changes … Continue reading September 2020

August 2020

Dear neighborhood, We finally moved! Thank you to everyone who has followed us to our new platform and has patiently dealt with our technology issues… One advantage to the website format: it allows readers to comment. We hope you will feel free to comment on our newsletters and start a conversation! As part of our commitment to engaging in an on-going discussion about systemic oppression … Continue reading August 2020

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