Summer Reading aka the most magical time of the year

Ok, so when I say "magical" I really mean SUPER BUSY. It's great because I swear all of our books get checked out over the summer, I see so many more teens reading and so many more just in the library in general, and it's . . . summer. Winter isn't crushing our souls and … Continue reading Summer Reading aka the most magical time of the year

Stray observations

I've had a few things kicking around in my head that I've wanted to write about but have been extremely lazy. I haven't really been able to form them into coherent longer thoughts. So. I'll make semi-coherent short thoughts. Here's what I've been pondering: -First to all you YA/Teen librarians out there, do you feel … Continue reading Stray observations

Saga, Internet-ing teens, bingo, and more

You know those blogs posts or articles where it's the end of the week and they give you a bunch of links to fun and interesting things and then you spend your afternoon working your way through them? Those are fun, right? This is going to be a bit like that, except it's Tuesday and … Continue reading Saga, Internet-ing teens, bingo, and more

Sometimes I want to be a Children’s Librarian

Mostly, I want to be a Children's Librarian when I hear about programs like this one over at the Show Me Librarian (Missouri! My birth-state!) where they had a professional ballerina come to talk about ballet, read a book, do some crafts, and take photos. Seriously!? This is such a fantastic idea. She even teaches … Continue reading Sometimes I want to be a Children’s Librarian

Passive programming

A goal for this year at work is to incorporate more passive programming into teen services. I just finished reading Happier at Home which is making want to make goals and resolutions - things I at which I usually scoff derisively - but I do think that they help me get things done. Why passive programming? Because I … Continue reading Passive programming