February 2021

Hello neighbors, We hope you all have had a good start to 2021! As you know, we took January off to evaluate the future of The Cardigan. 2020 took a toll on all of us, and we wanted to make sure that we were taking care of our own mental health, as well as contributing quality content to this newsletter. Therefore, the Cardigan will have … Continue reading February 2021

October 2020

Hello neighbors! Happy October! Katherine and I just finished watching some great content from the ALSC Institute. Wow! It was so great to connect with other children’s librarians and such great information. If you attended, we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! At the moment, our staff is still adjusting to having customers back in our building. Our city also has a mask ordinance … Continue reading October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2019

June 2019 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear Neighbors,  By the time this newsletter goes out, you will be nearly halfway done with Summer Reading! My hat goes off to you for all for your hard work and perseverance through what often feels like a whirlwind of activity. Only a month left – you can do it!  I wanted to let … Continue reading June 2019