To say the very least: my life has ramped up intensity almost to my breaking point. But I miss blogging! But blogging takes time and energy – two things that I have very little of right now! It’s a Catch-Shmoopitty-Shmoo!
But I’ve had a handful of library workers, from Nebraska and beyond, reach out to me about our policies and signs. And when I hear a question regularly or notice a consistent issue, then I know that whatever it is is something that should be addressed one way or another. So after I shared our info with them, I thought that I should share this with you!
I’ve written about my seeing the signs previously, and have continued to try and be aware of when a sign may be of help (and not passive-aggressive). We’ve had a pair of signs at our Children’s Library for years now that I never thought to share here. They’re on both of our exterior doors:
It really does help to have these signs posted in order to point them out to either children or their caregivers (though we still get shocked/offended parents who are embarrassed that they got called out on policy violations).
This summer is the first time in about two years where we’ve added to these expectations signs.
I must say that I had a blast looking at baby goat images – especially the ones in pajamas. I ended up cobbling together the image using doggie shoes, vest, and a toddler’s pair of pants.
I had several librarian friends share concerns that some snarky patrons would bring in actual baby goats in clothes, and I was like “OMG DO YOU THINK THEY WILL?! HECK YEAH!!!!!” I’ll be sure to update here if that ever happens (and I really want that to happen).
But back to the point!
I thought y’all might like to see how we post our signs so that you can see how small they are, and how they’re placed. The ones at the front entrance routinely get moved around depending on how we decorate the windows – which I think is a bonus since signs posted and left in the same position become a piece of the background for our regulars.
And yes – you’re getting a sneak peak of what we’ve done with our décor for the summer theme Libraries Rock!
Our side entrance:
The first picture’s writing, besides “here they are,” is “Lookee! We still have Mister Rogers and friends in our window!” In case you don’t know what the Mister Rogers & Friends mini window display is: check it out.
As always, feel free to use/modify any of the images/signs in this post! And also as always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions however you’re most comfortable (email or social media).