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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

Wake up, eat breakfast, scoot on out the door, my husband gets to take care of the pup this morning!

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.

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.

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.

Lunch time, I scamper home to scarf down some lunch and feed and walk the pup.

On desk time in the TeenZone. I finish a program plan for my school age program, Minecraft in Real Life, (deeply inspired by 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.

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.

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

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.

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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