Saturday, August 01, 2015

Call the Doctor (Who)

In June I held the first of two Doctor Who themed programs of the summer.  These programs, open to Whovians of all ages - children through adults, are always fun!  Since I knew some of the people coming had been at my previous Doctor Who events, I decided to add some new activities and crafts.

These photos are all taken from my Instagram account.  

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Reading programming fun!

Warning!  This is a photo heavy post!

We've had a lot of fun programs this summer!  Here are some of the pics I shared via my Instagram account.  Many of these programs were with Miss Brindi.  There are more - like my photos from the Doctor Who program, but that will be in later post.

Waffles with Dad

Superhero Yogi Boot Camp

 Superhero Stretch Yoga (teen program)

Big Bang Theory (teen program)

Kent State University - Trumbull Campus Summer Stock presents: Rumpelstiltskin

Some programs didn't make it to Instagram.  Mostly because I was too busy to do more than snap a few photos! 

Toddler Carnival


Branches' SRP Finale

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

June 2015 Reads

This summer has been going quickly!  We are in the final week of Summer Reading at the library.  While some of our stats (summer reading registration, program attendance) seem to be lower, we have still been keeping busy with planning programs, helping patrons, and all the other fun (and not-so-fun) aspects of our jobs.

In June I managed to read 33 books.  A few, such as the Outlander titles, were repeat reads.  Several were picture books or graphic novels. As usual, if the title is in bold print then I rated it five stars on Goodreads

Firefighters by Jacqueline Gorman 
This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne 
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Guardians Disassembled by Brian Michael Bendis 
Rocket Raccoon and Groot: The Complete Collection by Bill Mantlo 
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
Tallulah's Tap Shoes by Marilyn Singer
Worst in Show by William Bee
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) by David Elliott
If I Had a Triceratops by George O'Connor
Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson
Wild About Us! by Karen Beaumont
You Can Do It, Bert! by Ole Konnecke
Is There a Dog in This Book? by Viviane Schwarz
Roger Is Reading a Book by Koen van Biesen
Dojo Daycare by Chris Tougas
Burned by Karen Marie Moning
Hawkeye, Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Jeffrey Brown
Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan by Jeffrey Brown
Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Dogs
Hawkeye, Vol. 2: Little Hits by Matt Fraction
Black Widow: The Name of the Rose by Marjorie M. Liu
Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Angela by Brian Michael Bendis
Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Jeffrey Brown
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
The School for Brides by Cheryl Ann Smith
The Accidental Prince by Michelle Willingham
The Accidental Princess by Michelle Willingham

Saturday, June 06, 2015


Here's what I was up to the past month: Summer Reading prep.  SRP started on June 1, so it has been a very busy week.
Summer Reading started this week!

We put together 300 beaded superhero bracelet kits!
The samples of the beaded bracelets.

Bulletin Boards at one of the branch libraries.
We are asking the kids to tell us who is their favorite superhero.
The children's area desk at one of the branch libraries.
 I cut so many cityscapes with my Cricut that I ended up dreaming about cutting items for work! 

Adding a Summer Learning component to Summer Reading.
All ready for children's and teen registrations!
The adult display at one of the library branches.
This year's theme is great for my collection of superhero t-shirts!
Got Prizes?  We do!
The teen area at one of the branches
I "stole" this photo from Miss Brindi.
Upcycling old comic books to make bookmarks at a program.

Superhero Bingo! This is for an upcoming teen program.