On Friday and Saturday (and Monday, too!) of the American Library Association conference in Chicago dozens of youth (and some non youth) librarians gathered in the Uncommons to share storytime favorites, advice, and laughter. The Uncommons was near registration and in a pretty visible area so throughout Guerrilla Storytime people were stopping to peer through the glass window panes of the makeshift room. A baby even made an appearance!
For the story of how Guerrilla Storytime came to be (Thank You, Cory, for sharing your awesome idea!) check Amy’s excellent post on The Show Me Librarian. Mel, Rachel, and Julie have great posts as well. I am absolutely going to be advocating for doing this at local library conferences. Hopefully folks in my area will be interested in being storytime guerrillas!
Because eloquence is NOT my forte here’s a report on Guerrilla Storytime in pictures and videos.
BEST part of any conference EVER. It WILL be happening again.