May 042013

“I think ideas are one of the things I do well,” says Susan Anderson-Newham, 2013 Mover & Shaker, block-play advocate, actor, writer, storyteller and, most importantly, the Pierce County Library System’s (WA) early learning supervising librarian. In this interview, Anderson-Newman talks about the importance of collaboration and a good sense of humor, why hands-on play is key to kids’ learning, her inspirations and passions, and her top picture books of all time.


Nov 212010

Susan Scatena

Librarian Susan Scatena challenged her summer readers: if they read 2500 books, she will dress as a chicken and do the chicken dance on the library steps! The children were so anxious to see the spectacle, 355 children read more than 5,800 books!

Apr 042009

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As a growing number of libraries and schools explore the value of providing graphic novels for their patrons and students, savvy comic shop retailers have stepped up to provide expertise, advice and assistance with collection development. Free Comic Book Day, held the first Saturday in May every year, presents an ideal opportunity to visit your local comic book store. For those librarians, teachers and retailers who are already working together, it also creates great cross-promotional opportunities.   .. more