*big* news...

So here it is - my BIG news!

1. I am getting my own domain and taking this whole blogging business to the next level. I am working with a friend (who just happens to be the former webmaster at the ABA) to put all the places I try to put myself out there in ONE place - namely lizdelzell.com. It's not quite ready yet, but it should be up and running for the new school year...

Which is important because

2. I got a new job! It came out of *nowhere* and it came fast. From the first time I saw the job posting to the time I was offered the job was under a week. And that included *three* interviews. But the very good news for me is that I will be putting both my undergraduate degree (education) and my MLIS to work in a library media center in a K-5 school in 2012-2013!

While I am conflicted about leaving public libraries, I am thrilled to be back in schools. I was a teacher for the first five years of my life post-college and I loved my students and the time I spent with them. I liked collaborating with other teachers and (most of the time) I liked working with parents.  When I left the classroom in 2006 to take care of my son full-time, I couldn't have dreamed of the future that would ahead for me!

So here I am - two library jobs (one part-time paraprofessional, one full-time professional) and a Masters' degree later... and I am heading back to my roots.

And there is one other big thing. My husband is in his 12th year as a high school teacher... and my son is starting his first year of school. This new job is going to allow me to do what I love - connect kids with books and information and share my love of reading and technology - while at the same time offering me a schedule that allows me to be with the *people* I love... on winter/spring/summer breaks, no less.

I seriously feel like I won the lottery. :)

Flannel Friday is Here...

For those of you coming to my blog for the first time, WELCOME! I am so glad to have you here because I really like making friends here in the 'biblioblogosphere'. If you're coming back after a long drought of posting here, I thank you! I have high hopes of restoring 'PSOF' to its previous... glory? Nah. ;) Just to more like it was before.

I have not been a very good blogger this summer... as many of you know this is my first year as a professional librarian and this was my first summer reading program. Suffice it to say that I had a lot on my plate and just didn't make blogging a priority.

But that was then.

I am so excited to tell you about TWO big developments in my professional life! If you're excited to *hear* it, click here. If you're more excited about Flannel Friday (and who could blame you??), see below! (And please forgive me for being a host without a contribution. *blush*)


Lisa's got a little flannel board that packs a big punch in Five Fast Rockets.

Sarah shares a special flannel she made for her own special guy - Little Robin Redbreast

Linda isn't afraid to make tweaks and changes to suit her style and the stories she wants to share. Check out her animal guessing game, "I Dreamt I Was Someone". 

Hey, Mollie! I see London, I see France... but Don't Stare at the Bear!

Bridget takes some tips from Miss Mary Liberry and comes up with her own Mixed Up Chameleon... and some mixed feelings about using puff paint. :) 

Lucy shows us what it takes to make a pirate with a bonus set of ships! 

Sandy turned a scrapbook aisle clearance find into a dynamic set for use in a number of ways and with the perfect rhyme and storybook to use it with. 

Amanda's not squirrely - but her storytime is! Check out this super-cute (and creative!) flannel tree creation and *try* not to be wow'ed... I dare ya. 

Katie shared a favorite colorful and king-ly storytime - and has the courage to tackle the ukulele while sharing it. Go, Katie! 

Abby's getting a jump on fall with these little puff balls - check out 5 Little Parrots.

Cate has taken repurposing to a flannel level with her Felt Apron... she also had me dying laughing with her caveat about wear it for interactive stories. :D

K's taken one of my all-time favorite Sesame Street songs and parlayed it into a whole bunch of wonderful flannel activities... so don't miss Who's Jumping Over the Moon.

Thanks to this week's contributors and to you for stopping by and checking out these wonderful flannel creations... don't forget to leave some comment love for these gals on their posts!

Note: I will get everything pinned on Pinterest before the end of the weekend... watch the Facebook page for that update, too! :) 


flannel friday is hosted here...

I am excited to be hosting this week's Flannel Friday Round-Up...what a way to come back to my blog after a long, crazy summer! I've missed sharing things with you, so I will share some BIG NEWS with you tomorrow in my post... for now, leave me a link to your Flannel Friday awesomeness and I will round those up for a comeback post tomorrow.

Happy Flanneling!