Readers Assemble!

Readers Assemble!

A while back I made a mash-up logo with Batgirl and the ALA public library logo. It was a blast to do, and ever since then I’ve wanted to do more super heroes (even though they don’t have the awesome library tie-in that Batgirl has). It took one awesome stranger tweeting about how much she…

Build a Band

We were looking for another passive program to have at our library for <a href=”http://wp.me/p2N1aX-ks” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Jamuary</a>, when we came across <a href=”http://lisaslibraryland.blogspot.com/2013/12/roll-gingerbread-man.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>this</a>&nbsp;on <em>Pinterest</em>. &nbsp;<em>Pinterest&nbsp;</em>is sort of the best, amiright? &nbsp;Anywho, I could envision us doing a music version of this and mentioned it to Brittany who I’d put in charge…

Jamuary @ the Library

Back in late November/early December, we set about the task of brainstorming ideas for January at the Children’s Library. &nbsp;Brittany suggested “Jamuary,” and I liked it right away, but it really didn’t knock my socks off. &nbsp;BUT then all sorts of stars aligned and&nbsp;<em>Jamuary&nbsp;</em>has been one of the funnest themes we’ve had so far. <img…

New Year’s Book Resolutions

<img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-1239″ title=”Encouraging kids to make reading resolutions for 2014 | Hafuboti.com” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/nby-header.jpg” alt=”It’s party time at the library – where I try and encourage some life-long reading habits using bright colors.” width=”437″ height=”273″> A relatively popular program that is entering its third year at our library is a “New Year’s at Noon”…

My Almost Insta-Flannel Board

<img class=”alignnone  wp-image-1002″ title=”Converting an old and unused picture frame into a really shnazzy felt board worthy of hanging on your wall! | Hafuboti.com” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/boid-is-the-woid.jpg?w=584″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”778″> Ever since I found a love of felt <em>(<a href=”http://wp.me/p2N1aX-fM” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>see here</a>)</em>, I’ve been wanting to invest in a flannel board. &nbsp;However, we’ll hopefully be…

Oh No NaNoWriMo

Well, I finally had&nbsp;a quasi-epic fail in terms of putting together a crafty prop for a display.&nbsp; I had <a href=”http://rachelmoani.com/?p=193″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>this</a>, by the amazing <a href=”http://rachelmoani.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Rachel Moani</a>,&nbsp;as my inspiration.&nbsp; For awhile I’ve wanted to try my hand at making a big book like Moani’s, and&nbsp;the perfect&nbsp;excuse was <a href=”http://nanowrimo.org/”…

It’s Gnomevember!

It’s Gnomevember!

As we started planning what we wanted to do in November (in early October), I had planned on trying to keep it as simple as possible. I should really know better. I gave Mary the task of figuring out something to do in terms of décor for the library. The next day she commented that…

A Gorey Display

With us being very short-staffed, having wrapped up&nbsp;<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/2013/10/07/star-wars-reads-day-2013/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><em>Star Wars Reads Day</em></a>, and needing to take over four weekly ongoing storytimes over the next month or so, I needed to get a quick and dramatic display up at our Main Library. I came up with the concept of having it be a…

Star Wars Reads Day 2013

For someone like me, <em>Star Wars Reads Day</em> (<em>SWRD</em>) is a thing of beauty since it combines two things that I love: reading and <em>Star Wars</em>. Our library has had special <em>Star Wars</em> events almost every year for the past few years, but with no real literacy tie-in.&nbsp; So when I stumbled across <em>SWRD</em> I…

Batgirl @ Your Library

Batgirl @ Your Library

I wanted to share the image that I created last night and posted to my social media sites, but also give credit as to where the idea came from. I wanted to be sure to credit my main inspiration for this which was seeing this Pinterest pin. The other thing that made a light bulb…

Getting Caught Up

Getting Caught Up

I have really been looking forward to my first Halloween as Creative Director at my library – mainly because I’d have the Children’s Library as a canvas for cleverness. Long-story-short, due to quite a few unexpected circumstances, I had to scrap some of my more ambitious ideas and get it done as quickly as possible….

Literary Agents

<span style=”font-style:inherit;line-height:1.625″>This past summer I took over the 3rd-5th grade book club at our library. &nbsp;I was very excited to take over this group since I hadn’t worked with them for almost two years and the last time it was in a craft-centered storytime. &nbsp;Since then, the poor 3rd-5th grader storytimes had gone through so…

Re”meme”ber This One

<a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/checkout.png”><img class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-765″ src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/checkout.png?w=584″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”438″></a> I’ve been trying to be better about keeping track of important dates that might pertain to the library (I made a&nbsp;<em>Pinterest</em> board for it and that’s massively helped me). &nbsp;So I was very aware that September is <em>National Library Card Sign-up Month</em>. &nbsp;However, I hadn’t made…

Window Games

I have a lot of fun trying to decide what to do with our giant front windows that take up most of the face of our building. &nbsp;One idea that I’ve been exploring (once before with the <a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/2013/05/19/i-spy-a-summer…g-picture-find/ ‎” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Epic Picture Find</a>) is having games or activities be the display. &nbsp;So far…

A Rather Graphic Display

<img class=”alignnone wp-image-716″ title=”How a plain plastic sign became fun and dimensional using Photoshop, scissors, some glue, and double-sided tape.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/gra3.jpg?w=584″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”438″> For a long time we had a very bold and to-the-point purple sign (which tied-in to our purple-tinted labels that indicate our graphic novels). &nbsp;It did its job, especially when we…