Friday, July 1, 2011

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer - Not So Much, Crazy - Yes

Yesterday morning was incredibly busy.  It was non-stop and at times there were three of us plus a student volunteer helping people.  We had the first day of registering for our summer story times, reading program participants registering or checking in and numerous parents and children looking for books on summer reading lists.  In addition there were tutors with their students and preschoolers playing with our stuffed animal collection so the children's room was a very lively place. 

Wednesday evening was the Kick-Off Party for our summer reading program.  We had crafts, games and refreshments under tents outside the library followed by a performance by Yosi.  Italian ice (aka water ice in South Jersey) was served after the performance.  I had desk duty so I missed the fun (but got to stay in the air conditioning).  Everyone had a great time.  The Kick-Off Party was supported by our Friends of the Library group.   Our Friends group provides funding for our summer programs and supports us year round.

I enjoy working this time of year even though it can get crazy at times.  Now I have to get serious about Family Story Time.  I've decided that to tell folk tales from Africa, Asia and Europe to fit in with the "One World, Many Stories" theme.  First up is Africa.  I've selected the stories and craft so now I have to prepare them. 

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