Author Archives: Valerie Byrd Fort

About Valerie Byrd Fort

I am a Teacher Librarian in South Carolina. I love kids, yoga, gadgets, dogs, food, books and technology. This is my blog about those things.


To all of my friends who have started school, WELCOME BACK! We are back in action in my district in South Carolina. I shared this “pep talk” from my favorite guy, Kid President, on our school social media…LOVE HIM! Last … Continue reading

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Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal – Book Review!

A couple of months ago, I read on Facebook that Amy Krouse Rosenthal had a new book coming out and that she was looking for “awesome people” to help promote it. You had to answer a few questions and then … Continue reading

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What I’m Thinking About – Part 3 – Bubbles

So, first I wrote about leveling the library and then I wrote about the purpose of games and the Makerspace in the library. Now, I want to write about bubbles. Specifically, keeping children in them. But, before I do that…let’s … Continue reading

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What I am thinking about – Part 2 – Why the Games and MakerSpace in the Library?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my thoughts in regards to leveling the library.  That was Part 1 in my little series called “What I am thinking about.” Here’s Part 2…what’s the point of the games and the Makerspace in … Continue reading

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What I am thinking about – Part 1 – Leveling the Library

Hello readers! The school year is winding down (or actually, it feels like it is busier than ever…so really we are winding up, but that’s school life for you) and I’ve started thinking a lot about next school year.  Thinking … Continue reading

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading? 4.18.16

What Are You Reading? was first hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. If you’d rather follow folks who are reading books for grown ups, you should follow her Monday meme. I am  participating in the kidlit version of this meme (although sometimes I actually … Continue reading

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