Submitter: With all the free or low-cost publishing and photo editing programs in existence, why would we want to encourage children to make multiple copies of pictures so they can make their own stamps or films? I do enjoy fostering creativity in my young patrons, but there are better ways to do this.
Holly:There might be a few good projects in here for teachers or children’s librarians, but even so…Submitter is right. It’s waaaaay easier to do these things on computers these days, and with more polished results. Sometimes I help people with elaborate projects on the library copy machines and think to myself how much easier it would be to download some clipart, copy/paste in Publisher, and be done with it. I’m sure that people without computer skills would disagree, but those people don’t tend to be able to handle our fancy new copy machines on their own either.