Well, if you are a librarian planning for everything, it nearly is here. I just finished creating our summer reading program page for kids here and for teens here.
One of the things I'm most excited about is the reading portion of the summer reading program for kids (don't worry teens, I'm excited about your stuff too). We're getting a little crazy this summer. The schools will be competing against each other to see who can read the most. Everyone will be in a different rock band and we'll see who wins the Battle of the Bands. Will it be your school?
I'm posting today for my missed post last Thursday since I was home recovering from TBF madness. :)
BTW ... That cup was one of the fabulous things that you could purchase, and if you had, you would have been able to catch up with me, since I was at the merchandise table all day.
One of the few downfalls to being on the committee is that you don't really get to "hang out" and check out the authors' presentations. I would have liked to, but seeing everyone's enthusiastic faces was worth it in the end.
Well, see you in a few days when I post on my official Thursday time. :)
All the planning and working throughout the year has made it to then end. It all became more real when I picked up Brendan Kiely at the airport. He was super awesome and easy to talk to. Plus, he has family in Rochester. Even more awesome? His Mom went to Nazareth Academy, which is where I went to high school! Totally got me all spiked and ready to go. Which is good, because today and tomorrow its all about setting up Nazareth College. Totally exhausting, but also totally exhilarating. Get a little coffee and I am READY! I hope to see you all there!
MORE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!
Back in March, I mentioned how I lost a dear friend Stephanie. She was the heart of the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival. We were totally devastated, but we knew that we needed to do her proud. So we pushed on. And two months later here we are. Nine days away from the Teen Book Festival. It's mind boggling how close it is and terrifying to think of what might need to be done yet, but it is so exciting too. I'm so excited to see the thousands of teens pouring into the building to see the authors. I hope that I see you guys there! I'll be the one with the blue hair selling all the merch. :)
No. You do not call them naughty. :)
We've been thinking of doing programs specifically for 8-12 year olds and we realized that they aren't tweens, they aren't teens ... what are they? Everyone has a "code name". We have preschoolers and toddlers. Tweens and teens. But what are these kids? Just kids? That's no fun! We want a fun name for them too! What kind of name should we give them (that's appropriate of course) that would represent these kids?
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