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…

My Bertoia Totoro

My Bertoia Totoro

Note: this is sort of a combo-post of the original (posted in 2015) and now (2021). For various reasons it made more sense to do it this way than stay 100% faithful to the original. Now onto the fun! A few months back I stumbled upon an Apartment Therapy post where the writer had covered…

LEGO Mania Month

LEGO Mania Month

I’ve been biding my time, pinning lots of pins to Pinterest, jotting down ideas, and basically prepping for having a LEGO library theme for close to a year now. With the release of the wildly popular LEGO Movie I thought that March would be the time to finally strike – and strike we did! Mary…

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…

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″…

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…

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…