2016 was . . . certainly an exceptional year wasn't it? Stay tuned for my annual year-end roundup. I'll recap what's been happening with me, take a look back at the goals I set for 2016, and set some for 2017. Before I get to the books, though, here's a preview of the two modes of … Continue reading If nothing else, I read some good books this year
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
[I've had two draft posts sitting around for a week or so without finishing them. Here's one. The next one is about adult library programming!] Apparently, there's another article about how books for kids/books for teens/trashy books/comics/not "literary fiction/not the classics/not the books the writer likes to read are bad for you and you shouldn't … Continue reading High vs. low, adult vs. teen? Just read, folks.
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”
I had my candy sushi program this week and it was fun! There was a lot of prep the weekend before and the morning of like going to the store to buy the candy. Side note: it took me about 15 minutes of wandering the store looking for fruit roll-ups for the "seaweed" to go … Continue reading Candy Sushi – I could have done it better