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A day in the life of a Children's Librarian

So I have always admired and enjoyed the posts of other librarians who do a "day in the life," so here is mine,

A Day in the Life of a Youth Services Librarian

8:00-8:40am
Wake up, eat breakfast, scoot on out the door, my husband gets to take care of the pup this morning!

9:00am 
Arrive at work, read a few e-mails, log in some I-Can-Read books and label them using our 3 color level system, prep the story time room for story time.

10:30am
Story Time!

Each week one staff member plans a theme for story time. This week we are talking about nighttime and going to bed.

We had thirty-three today in our program. All age ranges, a few were very wiggly so we did the Shake Our Sillies Out Dance.

11:15am
Program has ended and everyone is done playing with our toys! I started to clean up the program room and prep it for next weeks program. I check in our books and place them near our play area so patrons can check out the books that were read this week. I finish up my time before lunch with a few things I need for my penguin craft for the first week of December.

12:00pm-12:40pm
Lunch time, I scamper home to scarf down some lunch and feed and walk the pup.

1:00pm
On desk time in the TeenZone. I finish a program plan for my school age program, Minecraft in Real Life, (deeply inspired by fatgirlreading.com). I e-mail my boss the completed plan. I work on and complete my new employee 90 day self-evaluation form and also send that to my boss.

2:30pm
A co-worker calls me to the back offices like something is up. I am surprised with a couple co-workers and my boss singing Happy Birthday to me (I turned 25 on Wednesday) and a peppermint mocha and a cake pop from Starbucks.

2:45pm
Start working on this blog post, my next program plan (Candy Science), and preparing for the influx of teens into the TeenZone at 3pm.

3:00pm-5:15pm
The TeenZone is now very busy with teens coming and going. Today there are also quite a few reader's advisory and reference questions that are asked of us. I also work on a craft that I am having for my MineCraft program in January. It is a 3D paper replica of one of the main characters, Steve.




5:15pm-5:30pm
Clear out the TeenZone, pick up trash, do an all around tidying up. Then I help out in the main children's area with any leftover closing duties.

The day is done!
(We close early on Fridays!)





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