If nothing else, I read some good books this year

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

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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

High vs. low, adult vs. teen? Just read, folks.

[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.

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”