Inspiration/ Blogroll

These are some of our favorite Story Time planning, library program planning, and just generally awesome Youth Services resources!
Prepare for gushing!

Great blog by our fantastic former coworker. Story Times, book reviews, and more!

Flannel Friday on Pinterest
The ultimate directory of flannel board inspo. Updated weekly by YS superstars!

Forever Young Adult
Our go-to for YA book reviews, book news, and general pop culture awesome sauce.

Green Bean Teen Queen
Book reviews, program ideas, book lists, and so much more!

Story Time ideas, book tips, illustrator love, and so much.

SUCH great rhymes, songs, and movement activities. Also, be sure to check out their blog for tons of creative movement, sensory, musical, and general baby, toddler, and preschool inspiration!

We love Jbrary, our Fairy Twins to the North! We found our current opening and closing rhymes through them, and they just have so many great ideas for more songs, rhymes, books, and fun! Check out their website for more Story Time ideas.

KCLS wiki (Tell Me A Story)
GIGANTIC directory of songs and rhymes for Story Time from our neighbors at the King County Library System.

Mel's Desk
So many ideas for Baby Story Time and more! We love her focus on early literacy- she always has fantastic tips to share with the parents to build those adorable little baby brains!

Rachel Moani
We love this blog from our friend and online library world superstar, the amazing and talented Rachel Moani. She works one town over from us, so we collaborate a lot. Check out her sweet displays and super fly program ideas!

Rain Makes Applesauce
Great ideas for Story Time and flannel board genius.

Read Sing Play
Another NW youth librarian superstar! We love all of her ideas for toddlers and babies :)

So Tomorrow
So many great ideas and free resources for Story Time! We dig her style, and pretty much learned how to use the parachute exclusively from her amazing post on the topic. So great.

Storytime Katie
Basically a celebrity in the world of Story Time blogging, this lady has generated quite an impressive list of Story Times, all online and available for us to draw from. Thanks, Storytime Katie!

Storytime Share
A treasure trove of (HUNDREDS OF) Story Time ideas, complete with phrasing ideas for sharing literacy tips with parents!

Storytime Source Page
This is the OG of online Story Time sharing- we have been using her site for years. She is a great resource for titles to use in just about any theme, and even separates them out by age and application. Love.

Storytime Underground
So hardcore. So glad that this exists. We love guerrilla storytimes, and the "ask a storytime ninja" page has all sorts of great, practical tips for any storytime presenter!

Sunflower Storytime
Adorable, comprehensive trove of Story Time inspiration. They do both toddler and preschool Story Times, just like us, so we have this site on speed dial.

Super Simple Songs
So many fun kid songs and rhymes, updated constantly!


  1. I just love you guys :) Go Oly YS!

    1. Aww yay, thanks, Rachel :D We love you, too!!!

  2. Thanks so much for the shout out! Can't believe we just discovered your blog - we will definitely be tweeting about you soon!

    1. Aw, thanks so much! Our toddler group LOVES Bread & Butter, which we got from you guys. I think there would be an uprising if we started (or ended) with anything else :D