Banned Books Week 2017!

It's that time again - Banned Books Week! One of my teens found the idea on Pinterest (of course!) and my amazing assistant surprised me by creating this display for me in the Teen Space, complete with a Passive Program!

Little Free Library Spotting!

Last week, my family and I rented a house on the Cape. I took my daughter for a walk and found this adorable Little Free Library in front of a cute little house. I was pretty excited - I've never actually seen one! There was even a baby bunny sitting next to it. You cannot [...]

PotterFest 2017!

It's that time of year again - Harry Potter's Birthday is, today, July 31st! And we celebrate every year at our library with a themed party. In the past, I've called this program "Harry Potter's Birthday Party" but I changed it up this year and renamed it "PotterFest." The new name seems more appealing to [...]

Just Another Day in the Children’s Room….

  #atleasttheyhadfun 

New Gig!

I'm super excited because I am now an official "Agent" for one of my favorite blogs, Teen Services Underground!! Their posts and ideas have been so helpful to me as a librarian so I am happy to have a chance to pay it forward. I'll be sharing the link to my posts here. Please check [...]

When You Get a Thank You Note Just for Doing Your Job….

Fun, Easy & Inexpensive Teen Programming: Decorating the Teen Space!

One of the "perks" of being on the Teen Advisory Board at my library is getting to set up displays and decorating in the Teen Space, especially for holidays. I usually make it part of a regular meeting or schedule a "special" meeting to decorate. In the past few years, the teens have made a [...]

Happy (Late) Thanksgiving!

I had to share this amazing centerpiece made by my mom (who also cleaned and cooked an entire dinner on Thanksgiving !) She is also a librarian - we are very good at multi-tasking. (This is obviously a Pinterest idea, but I don't know where it came from!)

Election Day in the Children’s Room

It wasn't even close, with Pigeon winning in an overwhelming 2 to 1 victory over Pete the Cat. Pigeon, amusing, outspoken and often times devious, was not really taken seriously as a candidate for president. Pete the Cat - known for sage advice in his "Groovy Guides" to life and love, was thought to be [...]

Tearable Puns and Other Passive Teen Programs

When I do my monthly attendance figures, children's program attendance is always much larger than my teen attendance. Of course, programs for kids are usually well-attended, so we have lots of those. Teen programs, not so much. I tend to have less teen programs because of low attendance or none at all. This past month, [...]