Author Archives: Rivka Genesen

Self-check out with Lower School

One of my favorite aspects of teaching and working with children is learning how to eat my words and ideas as gracefully as possible. When I arrived in my Pre-K-12 library in 2014 I had a lot of limits- never … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed: Reading Rosie Revere, Engineer with 2nd Grade

“Your brilliant first flop as a raging success! Come on, let’s get busy and on to the next!” She handed a notebook to Rosie Revere, Who smiled at her aunt as it all became clear. Life might have its failures, … Continue reading

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Pajama Storytime

My students and I have different experiences, or lack thereof, of the public library and its programming. Our student body draws from across nine Georgia counties, which can range from suburban to rural; the libraries are not necessarily a walkable … Continue reading

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The (Un)quiet Library

Our library is not particularly quiet. I’ve aimed to have my students unlearn that pejorative librarian shh; the physical space was recently renovated and rearrange to encourage more interaction. Our library isn’t often quiet and, frankly, it’s not meant to … Continue reading

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