The post-summer reading “lull”

Now that Summer Reading is over and the lull after summer reading is over, it's into Planning Time now. Yup, Capital Letter-type Planning. Since we don't start our regularly schedule programs until October, September has been a bit of a catch up month. I feel like I barely did any collection development during July and … Continue reading The post-summer reading “lull”

Teens online and grownups in the library

Just a quick note to say that I'm currently reading It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens and I'm not even done and I can already recommend it to everyone! Yes, everyone! If you work with teens, have a teens, see teens, hear tales of teens, think you might have once been a teen, … Continue reading Teens online and grownups in the library

The reason I go to work everyday

It's not because I'm supposed to, or because they pay me to, or because it's glamorous. It's because I love working with my patrons, and my teen patrons especially. Yesterday I had a drop-in games and crafts program in our teen space. I had a handful of kids not traveling for school vacation and whose … Continue reading The reason I go to work everyday