Saturday, October 22, 2016

This week at the library; or, The calm before the storm

What's Happening
Maybe I shouldn't write these titles before the week begins. Calm? What calm? It was a crazy week!
  • Monday
    • Autism Support Group
    • I took the day off to finish some work at home - writing, reviewing, and some other projects. Like making a giraffe.
  • Tuesday
    • Toddlers 'n' Books (2 sessions)
    • Very busy day. Catching up on all the things that accumulated over the weekend and my Monday off.
  • Wednesday
    • No outreach? What will we do? All the things. I swear the teens have gone insane. You leave for ONE DAY....
  • Thursday
    • Books 'n' Babies (open playgroup)
    • Lego Club
    • Some days all you can say is that nobody died (yes, the teens have been biking through the parking lot again. We have discussed this people!). I tried to get things done around my program etc. but it was just too busy.
  • Friday
    • We were closed for our staff work day. We had an all-staff meeting - we can only do this a couple times a year and even now not everyone can come, like my teen aides. We had some training for those who wanted/needed it on using the staff side of the catalog. Then we all worked on projects. Some major moving projects for the adult department, city guys came to help out with moving shelves, I worked on various projects and the basement. Went home a little before 4. I'll do pictures later of the rearrangement of the teen area.
Professional Development and Other Projects
  • I've been reading Melissa Stewart even more closely, as I chair the Cybils nonfiction category and this was a simple but clear post on why we Dewey - in neighborhoods and in our juvenile nonfiction section.
  • I made a short Utube video of our Lego Building Club over the years. Very short.
  • Working on Fairy Tale Adventure
  • Working on toy collection
Reader's Advisory
  • reluctant reader about 9, likes animals and riordan but only on audiobook. recommended dog diaries, heroes of olympus, and ninja meerkats
  • about 1st grade, ready for beginning chapter books but wants pictures, struggles to read comics. recommended Branches (esp. Boris)
  • seasons
  • animal tracks
  • Halloween crafts
  • high level reader who doesn't like "bad guys". Recommended Henry Reed, Farley Mowat, and Paddington. Parent also took Clementine.
  • easy reader questions. 

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