Amy Schumer is my BFF (disclaimer: not really)

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Does the fact that my husband tells people my new best friend is Amy Schumer give you any clue as to my feelings about this book? Well, it should. Because she is. JK. Not really, but I honestly felt [...]

“They’re here….”: Teens in the Library

Yesterday I attended the 8th Annual Teen Summit in Worcester, MA. As always, I was very impressed with the speakers and with the incredible organization of the entire thing by MLS staff. Apparently there was a record attendance this year, which just goes to show how many libraries / librarians are interested in learning how [...]

There’s No “I” In Library….wait, yes there is…

I started out my library career as a Library Tech, or Library Page, as we call them at our library. I was briefly a Story Time Coordinator, and then some other made up position - Associate Librarian, maybe? And then the Library I worked at finally managed to create a Children's Librarian position and that [...]

Here I Go Again!

How is it my last post was 3 years ago? Time sure does fly when you aren't sleeping/have a baby/have a full-time job/are just trying to get through the day. Not a good excuse though. My life has changed so much in the last few years and my priorities have changed. I have an almost-two-year-old [...]

Image, Public Perception, and Lego Librarians

I just had to re-blog this from the very perceptive and funny Mr. Library Dude. These hysterically stereotypical Lego Librarians are great. I think I need one! Image, Public Perception, and Lego Librarians. Alternalibrarian - from Mr. Library Dude 🙂

Lucky Girl

I really am the luckiest girl - I have some amazing patrons! One of my favorite families brought me this beautiful necklace from their recent trip to Hawaii. I found it waiting for me on my desk when I came back to work on Monday. It's a silver flower - the kind they use when [...]


So apparently my last post was in April. Blerg. I guess between working on my house, my direct sales job, and my REAL job at the library, I just keep forgetting. Sorry. I just returned from a week on Martha's Vineyard which was relaxing, though quite hot. I am tan, but only in the sense [...]

Toto the Tornado Kitten!

This little girl read the book beforehand and was SO excited to meet Toto! She brought him some food to donate to the local pet shelter. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Toto was found in a tree as a newborn kitten after surviving a tornado that swept through Western [...]

Blind Date with a Book

Borrowed, yet again, from Pinterest and other libraries, this is my version of "Blind Date with a Book." I used YA books and wrapped them in pretty paper. I printed out blurbs on each book from Goodreads and put them on the front - careful to erase anything about the title, author & character names. [...]

Groundhog Day & Valentine’s Day Displays

Curtesy of Miss Melinda in the Children's Room...... I knew there was a reason I HAD to buy the groundhog puppet! How cute is that?                      Also Miss Melinda's creation 🙂