I wanted to start a new blog or freshen this one up so badly, but every time I sit down to “work” on it, I get sidetracked, mostly because I don’t really want to spend the time either cleaning this one up, or creating a new one. I have no real direction to go in, and that is part of the “problem.” I’ve been told in classes and seminars that a successful blog has a theme, and it is updated on a regular basis. Well, my “theme” in the past has been library-related, which is okay, I suppose, but now that I am done with school and actually working as a Children’s Librarian, I am finding that I am just not interested in limiting my postings to that topic. Although my focus at work may be on all things Juvenile, I also spend more than half of my time helping adults. I also have a variety of interests that pertain to other things, outside of juvenile librarianship.
I thought about sharing my program ideas here each time I did a new program, and then thought, why invent the wheel? There are already some GREAT blogs out there that have so many great program ideas, that there is really no need to add to that noise. (Need a great one to check out? Look at Carol Simon Levin’s blog. It has tons of good stuff.) I’ve checked out tumblr, but unless I want to spend all day creating meme’s, and posting pictures all the time, that doesn’t really work for me either. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few tumblr’s I enjoy reading, such as Librarian Shaming and This Is What A Librarian Looks Like, I just tend to be more word-y than meme-y.
I’m also on twitter, facebook, and goodreads, so I am left wondering, do I even really need a blog? Or do I just want a place to store some interesting news articles, pics from work, and reference links to use as needed? I guess time will tell. In the meantime, I’ll be gearing up for the Summer Reading Program that starts in June, getting excited about my graduation ceremony in May at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and looking forward to two days of fun at the Indy Speedway in May when my son and I help carry the Arthur balloon for the Indy Library for the Indy Festival 500 Parade on the 24th and go to the Volunteer Appreciation Day at the track on the 17 where my son and I will get a free lunch and get to watch the excitement on the track.
If you want to see some pictures of the things I’ve been doing at work, scroll down.
The above picture is from our Paws to Read program where kids can come read to trained dogs. These kids just happen to be my fiance’s twin girls. If you look carefully you can see him and his son in the background reading to the other dog.
Our Valentine Drop-In activity.
This is our Spring/April Drop-In craft. We have a couple of school groups that visit on Thursday, so I imagine that this Thursday it will get hit hard since it will be their first time seeing this one.
Clifford is our desk dog and he loyally advertises for us. I made the Lego sign one day at work to advertise our monthly Lego program.
These are the signs I made for our Tabletop game day (#TableTopDay) that we have once a month. This month’s game day fell on International Tabletop Game Day so I promoted that with our regular game day and was able to use Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day’s pictures from their official site. What’s #TableTopDay?
So, as you can tell, I have been having some fun doing some creative signage for work.
I’ve also been reading LIKE CRAZY. I’d say I am averaging a book every 2-3 days. You can check out my goodreads for more on that.
And in other news, I got a new game a while ago and still haven’t played it yet. BUT, I hope to change that very soon. What game you ask? Check out this video.
Well, that’s enough of that for now. It’s time to find something else to do.
Oh yeah, and by the way, I have NOT been writing. I seriously think I am still recovering from being in school for like, FOREVER, and enjoying the fact I don’t have to work all day and then come home and sit for hours on my computer while life passes me by. Enjoying life, yes please!