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Shawn Brommer
Based in Madison, WI - serving public libraries in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Wood, Sauk counties in South Central Wisconsin
Youth Services & Outreach Consultant
Interests: Public libraries, children's literature, literature for teens, early literacy, family literacy, making things, outreach, leadership, community engagement
Recent Activity
(Catherine Baer, Rosemary Garfoot Public Library, Cross Plains, WI, reading I Am Jazz. Photo courtesy Shauna Koszegi, Sun Prairie Public Library) Public libraries have become an important venue for community discussions on sensitive topics. By providing education and reliable information, we can foster dialogue and transform our communities.Our colleagues, Catherine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Big Wheel
Whitney, an SCLS office dog, welcomed guests to the annual Fall meeting of SCLS Youth Services Librarians, which was held at SCLS headquarters on Friday, October 5, 2018. Meeting highlights: topic - early literacy programs Speakers and their topics: Kristine Millard, Lodi Women's Club Public Library, Every Child Ready to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Big Wheel
Bao Phi is the winner of the 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award for his picture book A Different Pond. The award is given by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), a library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin. Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Big Wheel
Beth Hays, children's librarian at the Ruth Culver Memorial Library, works in a gorgeous building on the shore of the Wisconsin River in Prairie du Sac, WI. Seriously - she and her colleagues are treated to breath-taking views of the natural world every single day. It is no wonder, then,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Big Wheel
Julie Harrison's blog, Verona Story Time: Story Time Ideas from the Verona Public Library, is filled with great program ideas and program outlines. Her August 4, 2017 post provides an outline for a Kindness Storytime program that is perfect to use in preschool story times or whenever you want to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Big Wheel
I savor late summer. I love cricket song, ripening tomatoes, and the shifting light of late summer afternoons. The buzz of back-to-school energy makes me appreciate summer celebrations with family and friends. I've appreciated this mild and soggy summer and am going to soak in every moment of the coming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Big Wheel
I’m glad that you are here. You are welcome and invited and wanted here at Big Wheel, a blog for youth services librarians, which is sponsored by the South Central Library System and moderated by Shawn Brommer, Youth Services and Outreach Consultant. In this very first blog post, I encourage... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Big Wheel
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