I Spy a Summer Reading Picture Find

<p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-592″ title=”Making a large-scale &quot;Seek and Find&quot; poster for our Summer Reading Program @ Hafuboti.com with free downloadables.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/closeupcutoutcollage2.jpg?w=584″ alt=”” width=”584″ height=”438″></p> This summer I’m taking on the exciting (and sometimes daunting) task of helping on both the Children’s and the Adult Summer Reading Program. &nbsp;I’m also there for our Young Adult…

May Flowers

<p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-563″ title=”&quot;May Flower&quot; display at the library – using discarded books, paint, and a few more things we made a fun Eric Carle-esque flower wonderland.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/3flowers.jpg” alt=”” width=”584″ height=”243″></p> This is one of those projects where I can only take a tiny-bit-o-credit for anything but putting two other peoples’ ideas together, and…

April Showers

April Showers

I know that I wasn’t being super-original at all when it came to deciding how to decorate the Children’s Library for April. I was mostly excited to try out paper mache on a much larger scale than I ever have before in my life. I’d also seen several cool things on Pinterest that I wanted…

We’re Going on a Rainbow Hunt

<p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-508″ src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/rainbowcolorcanvas.jpg” alt=”April 3rd is National Find a Rainbow Day! Hafuboti has two rainbow scavenger hunt ideas along with free printables. Because rainbows should be free range! | http://wp.me/p2N1aX-89″ width=”584″ height=”422″></p> April 3rd is National Find a Rainbow Day so it’s time for a simple scavenger hunt at the Children’s Library! Several…

Library Fools

This year at the Children’s Library we decided to have a bit of fun on April Fool’s Day. &nbsp;One of my team members did some internet browsing to find some simple things for us to do that wouldn’t cause too much distress for our patrons. &nbsp;She came up with two great ideas (and unfortunately I…

Bulletin Board Makeover

At the Children’s Library, directly across from the circulation desk hangs our events bulletin board. &nbsp;It was very dark and utilitarian, but it got the job done of sharing both community and library events. &nbsp;But I think that when most people think “children’s library” they don’t imagine utilitarian and gray things. <p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-459″…

Windows to the Soul

<p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-420″ title=”Outside view at dusk – you can see the can light’s reflection in the upper-left window.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/marchtwo.jpg” alt=”” width=”584″ height=”806″></p> One of the things that most excited me about the Children’s Library before it opened was realizing how many windows we would have – especially at the front of the building….

Block Party

Because I had lapsed into a blog-funk (a <em>blunk</em>, perhaps? Nope, just looked it up and it’s Urbandictionaried – dagnabbit), I decided that I should try and keep my posts to once-a-week. &nbsp;That decision took pressure off of me in terms of getting something posted that someone out there might find of use or at…

Caddy Monster!!!

As I transition more and more over to the Children’s Library, I’m slowly making my desk my own. &nbsp;I still will, on&nbsp;occasion, share it with my boss – but it’ll be my desk more often than not. <em>(tee-hee!)</em> For my sanity I like to keep things organized (plus the public can clearly see back into…

Library Birthday Party

<span style=”font-style:inherit;line-height:1.625″>Last month our Children’s Library had its One Year Anniversary. &nbsp;Instead of calling it an anniversary, we re-branded it as a Birthday – and we were going to have a Birthday Party! &nbsp;We would read a special story I wrote about how we discovered a “library dragon” living on our property (which has lead…

Junior Book Tournament

<p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-400″ title=”Simple but fun online event! Set-up is the only time-consuming aspect.” src=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/logo-capture.jpg” alt=”” width=”447″ height=”184″></p> I thought I’d share with y’all what I’ve been working on at the Children’s Library since I’m guessing that other youth librarians out there would enjoy seeing/using this. &nbsp;I’ve generally kept this blog free of…

She’s Got a Ticket to (Not) Hide

I went on a organize-sort-pitch frenzy over a year ago when I came across a bunch of tickets and wristbands from concerts/festivals that I’d saved as&nbsp;mementos. &nbsp;They were just thrown into an&nbsp;accordion&nbsp;file and I felt like I should do something with them rather than keep them hidden away. A few weeks later I spotted a…

Let the Right Monster In

Back when I was a young tyke, my most favoritest book that I made my mom read over and over again was Jon Stone and Michael Smollin’s&nbsp;<a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Sesame-Street-Little-Golden/dp/037582913X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1353219227&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=there%27s+a+monster+at+the+end+of+this+book” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><em>There’s a Monster at the End of This Book&nbsp;</em></a>(sadistically forcing her to do Grover’s voice <em>every single time</em>). &nbsp;I believe that I fell in love…

What’s a “Hafuboti?”

The number one question I get when <strong>talking</strong> about Hafuboti is “does that mean something?”&nbsp; If I’m <strong>writing</strong> about it, then the&nbsp;first question is “how the blankety-blank do you pronounce that?” <h3>What it means:</h3> <img class=”  wp-image-3567 aligncenter” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/haname.png” alt=”Sparkly visual representation for what Hafuboti stands for | hafuboti.com” width=”305″ height=”417″> <h3>Pronunciation:</h3> Honestly, I don’t…