Between finishing up the summer reading program and Ophy’s ongoing health issues, this has been a loooooong two weeks. I went in to the library yesterday to inventory and put away all of the summer reading prizes, and when I got home I sat on the couch to watch the news (Jim had band practice last night). Next thing I knew, I was wakened by the phone ringing an hour and a half later. It’s not my style to fall asleep on the couch in the middle of the afternoon or early evening (or ever, really), so I think it’s safe to assume that I was absolutely tuckered out. Exhausted. Worn down. However you want to put it, I was tired.
I worked today, and managed to finish up everything that might potentially haunt me during my vacation week; this included submitting my statistics to the state for the summer reading program. And even though I planned the summer and knew full well what was going on all summer, I was blown away by our statistics: we ran 58 programs (including hired performers, storytimes, book groups, and other library-run programs) and our attendance at those 58 programs was just shy of 1,900 adults and kids. Wow. Wow. No wonder I fell asleep yesterday!
So goodbye to summer reading 2012 – it was a good summer, and we all enjoyed it and got lots of reading done. (The kids read for over 5,200 hours this summer!) And hello to Abby’s vacation 2012 – a stay-cation, of course. I’m looking forward to sleeping in and making a full pot of tea every morning (and drinking the whole pot, too) and reading lots of books and going on adventures with Jim and repainting the exterior of our house and helping Ophy to recover. Woo-hoo!