Itâ€™s been a good week at the library:
The Clay Painting Workshop went off without a hitch.Â The manager of Fire Your Desire ran the show, and she is fabulous.Â The workshop was calm, orderly, and fun for all (including me!).Â And the kids painted some great looking ornaments – I was really impressed by their creativity!Â The workshop has inspired me, and I think Iâ€™ll gather together some of my female friends for a â€œLadies Nightâ€ at Fire Your Desire; Fridays are their chick nights, where you can reserve a table for a large group of friends, or just drop in with a few friends, and paint up a storm.Â Sounds like a lot of fun to me!
The first Teens nâ€™ Tots Saturday Storytime went beautifully, with our first teen volunteer reading along with her mom to a small group of kids and parents.Â They did a great job, and I have a lot of faith that Saturday storytimes are going to grow in popularity as we regularly run them.Â Also, it looks like there are two more teen volunteers who will be helping out in the future…
And then thereâ€™s the Tuesday infant and toddler storytime.Â Another huge turnout this week, the biggest yet.Â Itâ€™s a LOT of fun, because itâ€™s not just a storytime, itâ€™s also a social event.Â Most parents and kids end up hanging out in the childrenâ€™s room for an hour or so after storytime ends, and itâ€™s great to see friendships being made between both adults and children.Â Next weekâ€™s Tuesday storytime should be even better, because Lois, the mother of our teen Saturday volunteer, will be helping me.Â Two voices will carry better than one over the noisy crowd, and Lois reads a mean story (her undergraduate degree is in elementary education).Â Iâ€™m so grateful to her for volunteering her time to make a popular event that much better!
Speaking of popular events, Joanneâ€™s Story and Craft (on Mondays and Wednesdays) continues to be a local favorite.Â Joanne is incredibly creative, and each weekâ€™s craft project is better than the last.Â I love seeing the kids come up from the hour-long session with a big grin on their face, proudly holding their project, saying â€œMom!Â Look what I made!”
In other news, Childrenâ€™s Book Week is next week (the 13th through the 19th), and Iâ€™ve put up a large display in the childrenâ€™s room with the titles of the library staffâ€™s favorite childrenâ€™s books.Â Come check it out, and tell me what your favorite is!
Thatâ€™s the weekly update!Â Iâ€™ll be posting the promised JE titles tomorrow or the next day, since there are some great new titles in that section