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…

2018 CHILDREN’S LIBRARY THEMES

2018 CHILDREN’S LIBRARY THEMES

This post is meant to be an overview, and not a blow-by-blow breakdown of how we did it. If you have any questions whatsoever about anything you see here, there, or anywhere on my blog, then don’t hesitate to ask me! Either on social media, or at hafuboti@gmail.com. I must give credit to my right-hand assistant and…

Book End Cozy Redux

Book End Cozy Redux

This is the third, and final, sign revamp post. Here is part one and part two in case you missed them. As I went to look for my post on what I call “book end cozies,” I realized that my first post about them was buried in a holiday post. Oops. And at the beginning…

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

This is the second part of my series of signage in the library. I only feel slightly sorry if you just punched your monitor because I used the word “signage.” The English language, despite decades of trying to pin it down, remains awesomely fluid. Anywho. (heh) In the first part of this series I discussed…

Redesign Sign Time

Redesign Sign Time

While our library spaces are closed to the public, we have been busy completing tasks that have long been on our to-do lists. For me, one of those things has been updating our signs throughout the Children’s Library. After unintentionally letting some things stagnate between 5-8 years, it seems painfully obvious that I need to…

2017 Children’s Library Themes

2017 Children’s Library Themes

This post is designed to be a fast ‘n furious update about what we’ve been up to at our Children’s Library this past year. If you have any questions whatsoever about anything you see here, there, or anywhere on my blog, then don’t hesitate to ask me! Either on social media or at hafuboti@gmail.com. Now…

Display Power!

Display Power!

This year I was given the go-ahead to do some creative reworking of our teen space, and it’s been pretty fun. One of the best decisions I made was ordering a bunch of Umbra’s Strum Wall Organizers (FYI: I’m not being paid for this recommendation). We’ve been wanting to order a slat wall endcaps for…

January 2018: Cameo Appearances

January 2018: Cameo Appearances

This year we decided to kick our monthly theme off with special “cameo appearances” of famous people. As per usual, Natasia slayed our décor. Natasia also came up with our coloring activity. It was both simple and popular: Click on the above image to get a downloadable version of one of the three different frames…

January 2017: ‘appy New Year!

January 2017: ‘appy New Year!

I thought of possibly trying to just sort of publish this post and say nothing about how it’s a year old!!!!! But yeah. You can tell that I decided against that. Instead, I’m highlighting this fact, shrugging my shoulders, and reframing it so that I can embrace it and be all “YEAAAAH!!! FINALLY GETTIN’ IT…

Decemberley 2016

Decemberley 2016

Yes, I got behind on sharing on my blog near the end of last year. But let’s just say that I felt that writing some other things in December mattered more than this particular warm-fuzziness. And our December was chock full of the warm fuzzies. Like, it has been one of the most reacted-to-by-adults theme…

SeptZENber

SeptZENber

It turns out that I got some of my themes/months confused. I had thought that our Pokémon Go! décor had been in September. Nope. It was a bonus August theme (thank you to my team for pointing this out to me – and I’ve gone back and corrected my earlier posts as a result). Basically…

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…

Our Early Literacy Corner

Our Early Literacy Corner

A few weeks ago, Cory Eckert of Storytime Underground fame shared a quote on Facebook from Earlier Is Easier about how important repetition is in a child’s life: Repetition is a key ingredient to building a healthy brain. When your child asks for the same book, activity or outfit again and again, this is really…