Image is an Animal Crossing villager diving into the ocean from a cliff. Caption reads: "Should I go to work tomorrow or should I fling myself into the ocean" Luckily, this week I haven't had to choose. (Animal Crossing for days! I have really worked on improving my island and breeding flowers.) Hallelujah for vacation … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 31, 2020
Bring on the highly anticipated three-day weekend! I am ready! Our pace has slowed significantly as we wrapped up our Epic Athenaeum series last week (for more info on this digital program series, check out this Weekly Nibble). I'm now working on a much simpler weekly series called Fairy Tale STEAM (stay tuned for July's … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 3, 2020
Age Range: 5-8 years old; All AgesTime: 45 minutesProgram Type: Drop-In; Online While I really want to share some of my larger programming ideas with you, at this point in time, I still think it wise to share ideas that are simple and that could be carried out online or at home. That's why I … Continue reading The Spiffiest Giant in Town: A Clothes Relay You Can Play at Home or at the Library!
A return to work this month meant a return to getting dressed and looking presentable each day! (I'm not gonna lie; I eased into it by sporting leggings, a t-shirt, and a baseball cap my first day back.) It has felt good to get up at a consistent time each day, shower, and dress myself. … Continue reading Outfit of the Month: May 2020
Age Range: All AgesTime: 45 minutesProgram Type: Drop-In; Online At the time of writing this post, I'm not sure where we all will be by mid-May. I know this was a sort of target for our organization particularly, in hopes of being back to work, but it's looking more and more like that target is … Continue reading Dance Party Workout: At Home or At the Library!
We are heading back to work on Monday. Well, some of us are. While our building won't be open to the public still for a while, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous. I've hardly left the house at all in the last two months and the few times that I … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: May 15, 2020
This week on "Is it a healthy coping mechanism or wildly inappropriate humor?" check out this mask I ordered for when we return to work! I honestly don't know what healthy coping looks like any more.
This week has been another of highs and lows. Professionally speaking, it's going as well as it can right now. We are wrapping up our portion of setup for our new online summer reading program and getting ready to send it to the company for quality assurance. We are starting to look at what our … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: May 1, 2020
This week, I'm putting out a plea! One of my programs that was cut short when we closed the library was an annual Battle of the Books with my outreach book club. Every week, we'd learn about two books and the kids would vote on which one made it to the next round until we … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: April 24, 2020
Age Range: 5-8 year olds; All AgesTime: Video is roughly 15 minutes long; with accompanying activities 45 minutes to an hourProgram Type: Online (Pre-recorded) When our library made the decision to cancel all programming through mid-May, I panicked. I had so many fun things in the works! I couldn't bear the thought of disappointing our … Continue reading Book Worms During COVID-19: My First Venture Into Virtual Programming