SLP Musings, Part 3: On Being Overwhelmed and Exhausted

Take a tip from the koala:  REST!Several people listed being overwhelmed and exhausted during the summer in the exercise about the thing people hate the most about the Summer Library Program.  I think we can all relate to the feeling of being inundated with...

On Being Thankful

I’ve had a bit of a rocky fall, and have missed a lot of work to help care for a loved one who is at the end of her life.  I thought it might be appropriate during this Thanksgiving season to give some thanks for things that are helping me get through it...

SLP Musings, Part 2: On Themes

Luckily, your programs and services don’t HAVE to fit into boxes, colorful and fun as those boxes might be.At the SLP workshop on November 11, our wonderful presenter Holly Storck Post asked people to write down one thing they hate about SLP.  I noticed...

SLP, Part One: Record-Keeping

At the SLP/Youth Services workshop we had last week, our presenter Holly Storck Post had participants list things they hate about the summer library program.  I noticed some interesting themes in this mix.  I’m going to address them in a series of blog...

Animal Mug Mugs Program for Teens

Thanks to Samantha at LEPMPL for this guest post!I did a teen program called Animal Mug Mugs a couple weeks ago. It was the first time in the two years I have worked at LEPMPL that my registration for a teen craft was full, and it was a lot of fun! I bought 12 white...

Messy but Easy and Popular Program

Abby, the new teen librarian in Menomonie, was having a busy week a few weeks ago–acting in a community theater production of the Crucible and also squeezing in time for a popular Halloween program for teens. Who knew painting pumpkins and watching a Halloween...