In which Miss Molly takes over storytime.

Life has been crazy and wonderful and packed.

I went to Australia, bought a house, went to get my Yoga Teacher training, and have been doing about 6 programs a week at my library. It is awesome and great, it just doesn’t leave much free time for me to, you know, do all those extra fun things–like blogging.

This fall, I started up Superhero Storytimes at the library. Once a month, we have an extra special superhero (or super villain…or Disney prince/princess) come to the library and interact with the kids, one-on-one. It is wonderful and exciting and has been very popular. Who doesn’t love meeting their very favorite character, come to life?

The first hero I had come to storytime was Spider-man, and let me tell you…such a hit. spidey

I am lucky in that I am heavily invested in the cosplay community, and that I can ask my friends to come in character to this program. The kids really do benefit from it. I know that not every librarian has this luxury, which is why I wrote about throwing a Superhero Storytime for Comics, Cosplay and Geek Culture in Libraries. They put it up and here it is: Super Storytimes!

I hope you will go take a look at it. I talk about what I do, and give some examples about what you can do, too. Even if you cannot strong arm your friends and loved ones into spandex costumes.

I would also love to hear from you! Do you do a superhero storytime? Who have you had come? What worked? What did not work?

I am really enjoying being the link to all things nerdy at my library.

My coworker and I have been doing an almost weekly Maker Night, which I hope to talk about soon.

Anyway, all the best! And that is it for now!

In which Miss Molly becomes a Moose, capital M.

Guys…where is the time going?

So much has been happening this year, and it has been (mostly) wonderful. I will hopefully get back on the blogging bandwagon in the coming new year. In the meantime…I wrote an new article for Comics, Cosplay, and Geek Culture in Libraries! And it involves me as Moose.

This time, it is about 3D printing in the library and using it for cosplay and props. I call it…are you ready?

If the Shoe Prints: 3D Printing, the Library, and CosplayIf the Shoe Prints: 3D Printing, the Library, and Cosplay. I really hope you check it out. I talk about my visit to Supernatural Con this year (amazing) and how I created my costume and the props we used. I had so much fun, and using the printer for props is amazing. I will be hopefully sharing more of that at later dates. Anyway!

Happy Holidays to you all!


In which Miss Molly welcomes you…to Jurassic Park.

Hello friends! It is suddenly November. I have no idea where the time goes! It has been a whirlwind adventure this past month or so..full of storytime adventures, Australian adventures, and all around awesome.

I must admit that this is more of an update post than a fully-fleshed out program post, like usual.

As you know, I love my library and doing programming with the kids. You also know that I have a big passion for cosplay and dressing up for a cause….but did you also know that I love dinosaurs?

With the release of Jurassic World this summer, that love was rekindled and it really got my brain buzzing. I had been seeing articles about how the movie was igniting the curiosity in kids, too. About dinosaurs. About animal behavior. About science!

I wanted to continue that momentum, so I started thinking about what I could do. And it hit me….dino suitHow about actually getting a realistic dinosaur into the library?! I had seen it done in libraries on the West Coast…and it looked amazing. I did some research, but there isn’t much available on my side of the country…and what is available is EXPENSIVE….holy moly.

So…I thought, what the heck. And started working on a Kickstarter project. This is the most serious project I have attempted so far, and I am amazed so far. And I am really, terribly excited to see where this all goes….

Now, without further ado, will you all do me the honor of checking the Project Out? It is called Dinosaurs in the Library: An Interactive Experience.

I really think this could work, all if needs is some support. Will you take a minute to check it out? Maybe donate a buck or two? Maybe share it to friends, family, dinosaur lovers? I would really love to make this happen and share my love for dinosaurs with as many people as possible.

I cannot wait to see how far this goes!

How awesome would it be to make this happen here?