Online Resources
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all useful sites on the internet.  These are online resources that I have used in the course of my employment or while trying to get back into the library field. These resources are all free. They vary greatly in terms of content, the pages are for kids, tweens, teens adults and library professionals. A lot of the pages offer a subscribe feature which is also really handy.

More to come.

Anime and Manga

Anime Your Way . 3rd Teen Think Tank. Putnam County Library. September 18th, 2015. 

ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG

Anime Academy Anniverary

Anime Cube Craft

Anime Clubs Unite

Anime News Network

Crunchy Roll

Fresh Activities for your Anime/Manga Club

Good Comics for Kids - SLJ

How to Play Ninja

Literary Commentary - Anime Club Resources

Make Ramen Noodles Using a Coffee Maker

Manga 101 - SLJ

Manga Panda

Nerdy Nummies

Otaku Crafts

Reds Easy Anime Diet

Teen Services Underground

Teen Think Tank - facebook group

NEW - Teen Think Tank website 

Blogs - Juv, Teen and Youth

AnnesLibraryLife : or How One Children's Librarian Plans to Conquer the World Through Storytime

Bryce Don't Play : It takes a village, but it's nice to have a blog. 

Catch the Possibilities

From the Biblio Files 

Fun at Home With Kids

Fun with Friends at Storytime

NEW - Future Superhero Librarian 



Jbrary - Tune in for Storytime Success

Jean Little Library

Jen in the Library  ; Storytimes, Programs and Library Thoughts 

Gavia Libraria (the Library Loon)

Hi, Miss Julie - A guide to passionate librarianship

In Short, I'm Busy

NEW - Kid Whisperer

Literary Hoots - the adventures and books raves of a children's librarian 

Library Village : Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

Library WorkLife  ; Library Worklife informs readers about issues – career advancement, certification, human resources practice, pay equity, recruitment, research, work/life balance – that concern all library workers.

Literacious - A Guide to Getting Kids Excited About Reading. 

Literary Commentary - The adventures of a Youth Services Librarian

The Magpie Librarian : A Librarian's Guide to Modern Life and Etiquette 

Melissa and Doug 

Mel's Desk : Storytimes, early literacy, parent education, staff training…it's all good.

Miss Meg's Storytime

Miss Sarah's Storytime

Never Shushed : read, play, discover, & create at the library!

No Time for Flashcards

One Little Librarian  - fun ideas for storytime & other library programs for kids

On Our Minds : scholastics blog about books and the joy of reading 

CarolSimonLevin -- Program Palooza

Reading Rants ; Out of the ordinary teen booklists. 

Reading with Red

Read Rabbit Read

Relentlessnessly Fun, Deceptively Educational 

School Library Journal  : Blog Network

Skipping Through the Stacks ; Adventures of a Newly Minted Library Lady

Show Me Librarian

Silly Librarian : fun with stories, rhymes & songs

So Tomorrow : Ideas for Libraries and Librarians 

Stacked : Librarians. Reviews. Mayhem. 

Storytime Extras 

Storytime Katie : one librarian's journey into storytimeland

Story Time Matters: Templates for preschool and toddler story times. No frills; little commentary; concise is nice.

Storytimes and More to Go facebook group

Story Time Secrets

Storytime Stuff

Storytime Underground

Storytime Underground Facebook Group 

Storytime With Miss Joie

Storytime With Miss Tara and Friends - Welcome to my storytime blog! I will post daily (well, that's the plan) about our storytime activities, announcements, and fun literacy tips. Happy reading!

Storytiming : Let Readers Grow 

Sturdy for Common Things

Sunflower Storytime : laugh, sing and dance.

SurLaLun Storytime

Teen Services Underground 

Thrive After Three - Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Tiny Tips for Library Fun : Tidbits from here and there to help make your Public Library Children's Services great!

Tween You & Me - Putting an Importance on Tweenagers in the Library

YA Book Nerd - Reviews of Teen, Tween and Mystery Books by a Young Adult Librarian

Youth Services Shout-Out -YSS!

Zooglobble : Kids Music Worth Sharing! Zooglobble helps you find kindie music -- news, videos, mp3s, reviews -- for your whole family.


Employment/ HR/ Office

Ask a Manager

ALA - browse open jobs

ALA Joblist

Better Library Leaders :  When Librarians Lead with Purpose, We can Never become Obsolete.

Calendar of Free Webinars

Evil HR Lady

Hiring Librarians

INALJ : Information professionals working to help find & share jobs!



Library Career People

Open Cover Letters

Productive Librarian

Publishers's Weekly Jobzone

School Library Journal Jobzone

School Spring

Tina Here to Help


Graphic Novels and Manga

Capes or No Capes: Graphic Novels to Make Your Brain Bigger. INFOhio's 4th annual completely virtual Boot Camp conference! Training to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. August 4 - 5, 2015 

2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten

ALA Comic Book and Graphic Novel Member Initiative Group

Anime News Network

The Best Graphic Novels for Children

But This Book Has Pictures ; The Case for Graphic Novels in an AP Classroom

Comic Book Librarian

Comic Book Resources

Comics Alliance 

Graphic Novels and Comics - Mississippi State University, University Library

Graphic Novel Reporter

Great Graphic Novels - ALA

How Graphic Novels Became the Hottest Section in the Library

Manga 101 - SLJ

No Flying No Tights

Reading With Pictures

Scott McCloud

Graphic Novels for Mighty Girls



Concierge Librarian -  Blogs by library personnel. 

Librarian Hacks -Tricks and Shortcuts for Librarians Using Free and Cheap Technology 

Sarah Deringer A library and information technology specialist



ACRL Information Literacy Resources 

Best Free Reference Web Sites 2014 16th Annual List RUSA Emerging Technologies in Reference Section (MARS) | Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)

Common Sense Media  ; We rate, educate, and advocate for kids, families, and schools

Fantastic Fiction

Great Websites for Kids

KDL What's Next Database ; Our What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction.

Law Library 

Mailbox : Resources, activities, worksheets and forms for teachers and educators. 

Reading Rockets 

What Should I Read Next?

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists

Your Next Read



Boone County Public Library


Mother Goose Club Playhouse


KCLS - King County Library System 

Melissa and Doug


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