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

April 2019

April 2019 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear neighbors, I can’t believe it’s the Cardigan’s six month anniversary! The neighborhood is now comprised of over 2,200 librarians *insert scream emoji* We got to share more about our vision for the Cardigan on the ALSC Blog this month, so a special welcome to our new subscribers reading the newsletter for the first … Continue reading April 2019

February 2019

February 2019 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Dear neighbors, Allie and I have been getting lots of e-mails from you; we are so glad the content is resonating with you and that you are taking the time to grace our inboxes with your presence! I’m so excited for you to read about Allie’s flu program below.  How do you go about … Continue reading February 2019

January 2019

January 2019 It takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian Neighbors, Happy 2019! It’s the first Cardigan Newsletter of the new year! We hope 2019 has been treating you well. We’re excited about the New Year and all that we have planned. We can’t thank you all enough for your support. Please continue to share the link to subscribe (http://bit.ly/thecardigannewsletter) with friends and colleagues … Continue reading January 2019