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Top 3 fantastic kids’ library spaces

Posted: August 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: city library, design, libraries | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Hello, hello! As I said on Wednesday, I’m privileged to be involved in creating a new, purpose-built central library. Awesome, huh?! To create the best library we possibly can for our community, I’m asking for your help please. I’m starting operation #crowdlib! By crowdsourcing ideas for library design and programming, I hope we’ll all share knowledge, learn things, and get inspired. As a massive bonus, my community will score the best.library.EVER!

Borgarbókasafn Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik City Library) photo by me!

I’d love you to let me know your Top 3 kids’ library spaces by:

  • tweeting using #crowdlib
  • leaving a comment here
  • mentioning or direct messaging me on twitter @dpgreen

Please get involved, share and follow the #crowdlib hashtag.
My learning is your learning!

My community and I thank you in advance :)


Kid’s Party

Posted: June 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: poetry, writing | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Teddy Bear biscuits with smarties for eyes
baked on a paddle pop stick.
Up, down, up, down that gentle green slide.
Little people ruling the yard, cubby house, the world.
No tears pass-the-parcel with classic newspaper and trinkets.
One for each layer; each player.
With one sheet of personal and escort agency ads
to see if those big people are paying attention.
Fruit kebabs, homemade hummus and pizza.
When the music and dancing stopped in musical statues,
GeeBee clapped and YAYed for more.
She was out first but was only ever in it to boost player morale.

Happy Birthday Trixie!

Kids with their presents, ca. 1934 by Sam Hood. Uploaded to Flickr by State Library of New South Wales.

Kids with their presents, ca. 1934 by Sam Hood. Uploaded to Flickr by State Library of New South Wales.