This week in libraryland is my weekly post about life as a YA Librarian. I have been a YA “librarian” for three years and for two of those years I have been working with Elise. Being a YA librarian means you are a reader, a programmer, a techie, a listener, a venter, a friend, and so much more. Everyday is never the same.
Monday: New Blog Launch
Today I officially launched my other blog called Teen Services Depot for teen/youth library workers. It’s a place for program ideas and reader’s advisory. I am looking for a co-blogger because this is a pretty daunting task so if you work in a library and you do programming for teens and you would like to blog on TSD, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also got some book mail!
Tuesday: Cover Lust
Elise and I podcasted book covers today. Check out the Small Print Podcast to find out what covers we’re lusting after.
The prank war continues. Elise and I hid pictures of photoshopped Nicholas Cage all over Madelynn and Rosa’s desk. Rosa is the other adult librarian in on the prank war.
Wednesday: Smells Like Teen Reading
On April 9th, we are hosting our third annual author event. Each year we match the theme with the books and this year the theme is 90’s grunge. We invited local authors: Adam Selzer, Jessie Ann Foley, and Julie Halpern. We like to use our teen patrons in the publicity so we took pics around the library of Annie and her pics will be on the invites and posters. This is what they look like-pretty good if I must say so.
ARC Box! The ARC box from Baker and Taylor came today and that’s always a bright spot to our week.
Our grant funded tech program starts next month and we are proofing the flyers before they are sent out to schools. What do you think?
Thursday: Minecraft Club
Today is our monthly Minecraft Club and today the teens had to do The Hunger Games challenge. Instead of the challenge being the last one standing, they had to defeat President Snow. Elise was our Gamemaker and in the video, she was dropping spiders and lava on the tributes.
We have a volunteer who is redecorating our teen room with some original art. Isn’t she talented?
This was a very long week and I felt the need to enjoy some hard lemonade.
Saturday: Black History Month
So that everyone will feel welcome, we like to mask our Black History Month programs as something else. Our BHM program was an ice cream social in honor of the invention of the ice cream scoop that was invented by a black man.