Growing Like Weeds

Growing Like Weeds

There are times where inspiration hits like an anvil – and May 2021’s theme was like that. Basically, we did not change the theme, but instead, adjusted the décor just a bit for a very easy-yet-effective transition. The last time something like this happened was back when we went from a Mondrian theme to LEGOs….

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

This theme was inspired by finding some paint sticks sold at a small indie bookstore in the area. I thought they might really be a fun/easy new way to decorate our windows. I’ll save you from wondering: we probably won’t use them again. Tried and True Technique Years ago, Natasia created a blank template of…

Have a Shiny New Year

Have a Shiny New Year

During the cold gray days of winter, I almost always request that we do a colorful theme – even better if there’s twirling décor as part of it. As I helped work on the front windows of the previous month, it occurred to me that if we took down the snowflakes and snowman, and add…

2021 Children’s Library Themes

2021 Children’s Library Themes

January – August 2021: Nothing Yep, our Children’s Library remained closed a little extra-long due to the pandemic. Between our teeny-tiny space and bad air circulation, we opted to err on the side of safety for all by keeping the building closed (though we provided curbside service). The library still was decorated with the hearts…

Decemberley 2021

Decemberley 2021

Okay, y’all. This has been a post that I have been SO EXCITED to put together and share. There’s a lot to get to, so let’s get to it! We began prepping for this theme over a month ahead of time because we were creating the paper that we’d be using for the core elements….

2016 Children’s Library Themes

2016 Children’s Library Themes

This is a brief-as-I-can-make-it rundown of our monthly themes at the Children’s Library. If there’s a separate post that goes into more details of the month, then it’ll be linked in its header. Have fun perusing!!! January 2016: Joyful January I spearheaded this month’s theme. I was in love with INside Out, and wanted to…

Dry Erase Reserve Slips

Dry Erase Reserve Slips

Some of you may recognize this idea as I shared it in the Hafuboti eNewsletter vol. 4 – it got such a good response that I felt it should be shared with a wider audience. It’s one of those things that, having been at a small library for over a decade now, was so shockingly…

Mug – Handle = Vase

Mug – Handle = Vase

Please Note: I failed to take before photos, so you’ll need to imagine those. Yes, this post is the first of my Home Time blog, and I’m aware that this was for my office. That’s okay – this idea works well at home, too. One day, while rearranging my desk, I realized that the mugs I use…

A Great Update

A Great Update

Besides recently giving our library’s community space a much needed update, I’ve also been trying to make our office a bit nicer. I share this office with Jennifer, our Children’s Librarian, and it’s pretty much the hub for the rest of our team. The doorway leading out to the circulation desk has had its share…

KNOWvember

KNOWvember

Jennifer, our kick-booty Children’s Librarian, had a great request for some of our monthly themes: throw more non-fiction into the mix. And we have! And it’s been more fun than I thought it’d be! And yes! I am exclaiming a lot! But that’s mainly because of our first super-focused on non-fic theme: KNOWvember in November…

Pumpkin Patchwork Quilts

Pumpkin Patchwork Quilts

Long story short: I am WAY behind on sharing with y’all all the fun themes we’ve had over the past (counts on fingers) five months or so. So. Lemme start catchin’ y’all up! This year we decided to focus October’s theme around pumpkins! After all, the area’s most popular pumpkin patch is part of our…

Joyful January

Joyful January

The idea for Joyful January happened back in November, when I flipped out over some tissue paper art that Natasia did. I had a vision of seeing whispy images through the tissue paper, and then I realized that we could sandwich a photo between tissue paper and it would look like the memory spheres from…

Shadow Play Signs

Shadow Play Signs

This is one of those ideas that I really can’t explain how I came up with it. It just sort of happened. About a month prior to having this idea, I had a realization: use all of the front entryway windows at our main library building for programming flyers. Prior to this idea, all events…