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Picture Book Month: Lions

24 Nov

24It’s important to follow the rules, especially in the library. One day, when a lion comes to visit the library, the librarian, circulation assistant and patrons are all a little nervous, but soon the lion becomes a valuable member of the library team, helping dust the encyclopedias, lick envelopes and be used as a step ladder to reach the high shelves (his favorite part of being in the library was storytime). But, when the lion has to break the rules to help the librarian, he doesn’t think he’ll ever be allowed back in. What’s a library lion to do?
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Picture Book Month: Libraries

8 Nov

8 (1)A completely different look at the cards in your life. Everyone has a very important job, but when little card is trained as a birthday card by accident, he’s unsure of what his new job entails… especially because he needs to be quiet. What is little card’s job? I’m not going to ruin this delightful story for you, but I’m sure you can figure out the very important job that little card has. And who wouldn’t celebrate having a job like little card’s?
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Director’s Thoughts #14 – It’s Been Awhile: Storytime

12 Oct

b8a7c2491785eeb0c506cfc6f7c40d36--nurse-humor-medical-humorThis week I covered a co-worker’s storytime while she was away and after a year of being away from it; it was strange coming back. I did storytime for eight years as a children’s librarian and I think that I made a smart decision to move into another role when I did.

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Blogging From A to Z April Challenge Survivor

1 May


survivor-atoz [2017] v1During the month of April, I be participated in the 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For this year’s theme, I chose to look at leadership qualities as I’ve just recently (within the past 6 months) become the director of my public library. We have about 50 staff members, most of whom are part-time employees serving a 30,000 resident community by providing high-quality programs and resources. Each day, I’ll looked at one trait and how it has helped me to become a better director. Here’s a list of the traits and the link to each post:

Theme Reveal – Leadership Traits

April 1 – Adjustment
April 3 – Budget
April 4 – Change
April 5 – Determination
April 6 – Education
April 7 – Forward-Thinking
April 8 – Growth
April 10 – Humble
April 11 – Inclusive
April 12 –  Join
April 13 – Knowledgeable
April 14 – Listen
April 15 – Mentor
April 17 – Natural
April 18 –Opportunities
April 19 – Passion
April 20 – Quiet
April 21 – Rest
April 22 – Stress
April 24 – Team
April 25 – Understand
April 26 – Vision
April 27 – Willing
April 28 – eXcited
April 29 – Young-At-Heart 
Apri 30 – Zealous

Libraries Are For Everyone

8 Feb


By far one of the coolest graphics around! For the past couple of summers, librarians have commented on wanting something a little different, more unique for the summer reading graphics and the mastermind behind the blog, Hafuboti decided to take matters into her own hands. Since then, you can expect her to be posting images for each summer’s theme with diverse, inclusive graphics that are just really neat.

So it’s not a surprise that in today’s political climate, she again decided to roll up her sleeves and get to work, creating what I think is some pretty cool artwork. Are you honestly going to be able to represent every single person on this planet? No way, but I think she’s done an amazing job. And what’s even cooler, after someone commented on her globes all featuring the western hemisphere, she went back to work making even the globes diverse by featuring different regions.

You’ve got to check out all her different designs, languages, colors and more at her blog: Hafuboti. And if you’re so inclined to use some of this artwork for your own library, she does take donations (because this isn’t even her real job, she’s also a librarian)! Thanks Hafuboti for caring so much to provide the library world with a way to promote our safe space for all people!

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