I like to keep track of what I'm reading both for bragging rights - heck yeah I read over 100 books a year! - and also because it's hard to remember what I've read. Patrons ask for book recommendations and there are times when my mind just goes blank and I can't recall a single … Continue reading 2017 Book Demographics
OK, OK, 2017 was A LOT shit in many ways. The government is constantly trying to take away/destroy things I care about - like human rights, the environment, libraries, health care, being able to live and pay my bills in general - and every day there seems to be another mass shooting. Add onto that … Continue reading A bit shit but also wonderful: the 2017 story
Hey everyone, it's time to list the best books I've read this year! There were some really great ones and I hope you find something you like in these recommendations. I won't be able to be blogging about YA books next year because of my Printz duties - eeeeeek! - but I'll try to write … Continue reading Best of 2017
[Note from Anna: this was in my drafts folder for like 7,302 years or since August but whatever. Enjoy this late Summer Reading post....] That's right: BABY ANIMALS and SNOW CONES. These are the two things we had at our Teen Summer Reading Kick-off party this year. Do I have the best job or do … Continue reading Baby animals and snow cones: the best summer reading party ever!
If you didn't hear that Trump is planning on cutting funds to SO MANY ESSENTIAL programs, then here you go. Also, some of these essential programs include the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an important source of funding for libraries and museums in the U.S. I want to talk a little bit about IMLS … Continue reading Save IMLS because libraries are essential