Just like a teacher, as a librarian my brain has been moving fast as I think about next year. How am I going to promote the library? What types of activities am I going to have? How am I going to work with teachers?
This summer I promoted the Irving Public Library activities by having a couple of Meet Me At the Library. The Irving Public Libraries offer so many great programs through the summer and throughout the school year. I am already excited about some guest authors that will be coming to a public library near me!
The first part of the summer I also spent working summer school programs at the library. It gave me a chance to still keep the library open, and also think about rearranging for next year. One of the things that I took time doing was creating new labels for the shelves.
|Old shelf labels- new ones coming soon!|
I also moved some tables around, moved some book sections around, and also worked on weeding (which I couldn't do without some help!)
The month of July I chose to spend front loading some items, so I wouldn't be so behind (of course I will still be behind on some things.. oh wait.. who am I kidding.. lots of things!)
-I have designed shirts for the beginning of the year and for Dr. Seuss day
-I cleaned up emails (do you know how good it feels to start at a zero inbox on 5 different email accounts.. AMAZING!)
-I have cleaned up my 3 different Google Drives
-I have backed up and cleaned my desktop
-I have decided what my theme will be this year.. going for the Travel theme
Although these all seem like little things, they make a big difference in organization.
|I also nabbed a couple of sets of these cuties. I have not been a big fan of stuffed animals in the library.. |
but OMG.. it is Mo Willems!)
Some things I hope to incorporate in the library next year-
-more planned out Library Helper and volunteer opportunities
-Sponsor a shelf
My word this year is Seek. I plan to Seek out new ideas, Seek out new opportunities, and most importantly Seek calmness as I take on new tasks and ideas!