Author Archives: Katie

About Katie

teen librarian by day...bookseller by night.

The Magic of Storytime

A few weeks ago, Β I had the pleasure of doing storytime for the somewhat regular Tuesday crowd. I always get a few butterflies before a storytime – will the stories be fun? Can I convey the character through a fun … Continue reading

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card catalogs, books, and the digital age

I have been a librarian for over 10 years; my β€œday job” is a teen librarian in a public library. My “side job” is a bookseller at RoscoeBooks. I am often asked the following questions: Do you think libraries will … Continue reading

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Man’s Best Friend

Roscoe Village is a neighborhood that is filled with dogs (and their humans). If you have spent time in our store chances are you have probably heard me talking about my dog, Annie. I can’t resist a good dog story … Continue reading

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Katie Reads…Tommy Wallach’s We All Looked Up

Dystopian and apocalyptic novels are still quite popular among teens and rightfully so in my opinion. They usually have a little something to offer everyone: seeing the world through a different lens, some violence, character angst, and usually some love … Continue reading

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the favorites shelf

My bookcases are one of my favorites parts of my home. In fact, when I move – my books are the first thing I unpack. I thought this is what everyone does when they move, but according to my friends … Continue reading

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