There are a variety of ways to engage our students. While routines are important and useful, it can also be fun to mix things up – to keep your students guessing. Ann Marie, at Silver Rail Elementary, has recently started using video to engage her students when they come into the library. Instead of standing in front and telling her students what’s new or what’s going on in the library, she sometimes shows a quick video that she has made. This frees her up to get the student’s books checked in while they are watching the video. Ann Marie has enjoyed the creative process and has come to the realization that it does not have to be perfect. If a student interrupts her while she is filming, she just incorporates it into the video. This idea could be used in so many different ways in the library and in the classroom.