Saturday, January 28, 2017

This week at the library, or, I hope this is not indicative of the year to come but it probably is

This week at the library
  • Monday
    • Sensory Playgroup with Pattie
    • We had a staff meeting sans director. Pattie had a school function to attend, so we put on a Scholastic movie and left out crafts for the Tiny Tots people. I pulled and packed books, requested books for book clubs, requested books for upcoming programs, and requested more books for school projects as well as working on all the supplies on my desk (getting started on summer). Jess shifted the teen audiobooks upstairs to go with the adult audiobooks and the new chairs came. We can't put them out yet, but they're here. Went through a large stack of new books. It was a very bookish day.
  • Tuesday
    • Toddlers 'n' Books (2 sessions) (Pattie)
    • I worked on the easy reader project and also reviewed some possibilities for library services to the OPtions group, checked out their facilities, and attended a board meeting. I think we have some good possibilities for collaboration. A large group of very quiet teens inhabited the teen area, which was lovely, as I have a cold and felt miserable.
  • Wednesday
    • Winter Wigglers: Yoga (Jess)
    • Outreach: Animals in winter (5 sessions)
    • Yes, I had 5 storytimes with a sore throat. Not a fun day. Hardly anyone showed up to the yoga program - it doesn't fit well with our other drop-in activities for Winter Wigglers so we'll probably drop that one. Bear Report by Thyra Heder works really well for teaching kids the difference between fact and fiction. It was a very long day.
  • Thursday
    • Books 'n' Babies (Pattie)
    • Messy Art Club: Sticker Resist
    • I came in an hour early to finish the easy reader project. We only had 25 people at Messy Art Club, but the day was no less busy and stressful for that.
  • Friday
    • No programs. I started a new project, weeding the picture books, worked on the lexile lists, cleaned out the stacks of holds on my desk and packed books for teachers, and left at 3pm after all the extra time I've been working. I am glad this week is over.
  • Easy reader project - complete! Grungy copies weeded (we had a book with 165 circs!), new copies and order lists prepped and ready to send.
Professional Development
  • Webinar: Engaging reluctant and struggling readers in your library
  • Learn@UW class: Child development, library space, and behavior (week 1)

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