Author: Kelsey Hudson

Card games: sneaky, fun math practice

Posted in For You, Parents and Teachers on April 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_CardGames By Kelsey Hudson Card games are a way of life in my family. As children, we started off with simple games like Go Fish and Thirty-One. By elementary school, most of us had graduated to Golf and Spades. And forget moving up from the kids’ table at Thanksgiving—in my family you’re considered an adult when […]

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Make your own Monster Book of Monsters

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MonsterBook By Kelsey Hudson With the new Harry Potter play coming out this summer (and the accompanying book that I may have pre-ordered the first day that I could), I have been in full Harry Potter fan mode for months. Thankfully, I work with a group of people who are every bit as excited as I […]

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Discover Millwood

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_Millwood By Kelsey Hudson If you wander into the Argonne Library this month, you’re likely to find old photos everywhere. No, we haven’t cleaned out our old scrapbooks, but are proud to display a collection of historical photographs and artifacts gathered by the Millwood History Enthusiasts. What’s more, this display is just a (fantastically interesti […]

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7 Books you must read before you see the movie

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadBeforeYouSee By Kelsey Hudson As a librarian I feel I must advocate firmly for books in the age old books vs movies debate. I mean the Percy Jackson films just butchered the story and the new Hobbit films literally put me to sleep. That being said, there are many fantastic film adaptations out there. I still watch all […]

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Watch and read: If you like Star Wars…

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_StarWars_W&R By Kelsey Hudson Eighteen months—we have to wait 18 months to find out what happens next! I can’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it. I think I’ll just curl up under my desk for the next little bit. I may also cry a little. Don’t judge me too harshly. Like a couple million other people, I […]

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Library Hack: Resources for New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resolutions By Kelsey Hudson So we’re going to start this post off like most of my storytimes begin—with some group sharing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Keep it raised if you’ve ever broken it. And finally, raise it even higher if you break them more often than you complete them. […]

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Holiday gift guide: Meaningful alternatives to traditional Christmas presents

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature_MeaningfulAlternatives_Gifts By Kelsey Hudson I am a big fan of Christmas. Listening to Christmas carols, decorating the tree with all my nerdy ornaments, indulging in some holiday baking, and getting to spend time with my family—there’s really no better time of the year. While one of my favorite things to do is find that perfect present, […]

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You don’t have to be a kid to love these picture books

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_AdultPictureBooks By Kelsey Hudson Although I am an adult (allegedly), I spend enough time working with children that it’s safe to say my personal taste is a bit more child-like than most. I love that part of my job entails digging through picture books for storytime, school visits, and other occasions. Every once in awhile though, […]

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Halloween craft tutorial: How to make a sock zombie

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SockZombie By Kelsey Hudson Zombies invaded the library this month at Tween Club. There was zombie poetry, zombie makeup, and we even created our very own sock zombies. But don’t fear! For those of you who missed Tween Club, you can make your very own no-sew sock zombie at home. For my own sock zombie, I was […]

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Librarian-inspired reads to celebrate ALA’s 139th birthday

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ALA_Bday By Kelsey Hudson On this day 139 years ago the American Library Association (ALA) was formed with the intent of making it easier and cheaper for librarians to continue their work. In honor of ALA’s 139th birthday, I decided to pull together a list of some of the most fascinating books and movies about librarians. Now […]

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