April 30, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 58...

Pretty Pretty Princess...

Thursday night one of Maria and Erin's friends threw a Princess/Royal Wedding sleepover and I got invited. We all got dressed up, wore crowns, played princess games, watched Royal Wedding stuff, ate sweets and most importantly we drank.

We all tried to stay up to watch the Royal Wedding live, which kinda sorta happened -- We were all drifting in and out of sleep while watching it. We did all see Kate's arrival to Westminster Abbey and her dress, which to be honest was the most important thing to all of us aside from the kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

After some how watching them leave Westminster Abbey we all went to sleep and woke up around 11:30am. I don't know about everyone else but I had a wicked hangover. So Erin and I made tea and heated up the lemon scones that I had made the night before and started watching more wedding stuff until we were both tired of laying around the living room. Once that happened we both got our stuff and left. I went home and basically slept off my hangover -- That is how I spent Friday.

It was a much needed boost from all of the crap I've been dealing with for the past two weeks. I'm glad I went even though I had a hangover.

April 29, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 57...

April 28, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 56...

Library Vocabulary...

April 27, 2011

Bereavement Leave...

I feel bad that I haven't really posted much this week. I'm currently on bereavement leave and life has been boring in spite of that. I'll be back at work on Sunday and hopefully then I'll have something to write about.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 55...

Librarian Robbed...

Library Articles...

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Budget Cuts Put Libraries In A Bind
Public Invited To Take On Under-Threat Dorset Libraries
East Texas Librarian Robbed At Gunpoint

April 26, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 54...

April 24, 2011

Work & Play...

I spent the majority of my Saturday at the library working with "Emily" and "Mama Page." Since the weather was bad we really didn't have very many people in. That was until it was time to "Emily" to leave (She and the other part-timers only have to work from 10:30am to 3:30pm on Saturdays, leaving the full-timer by themselves for several hours) and then the place was packed with tons of screaming children and their inattentive parents. I had parents chatting amongst each other while their toddlers wandered around out of their line of sight, I had other children running around screaming and making messes with coloring sheets/crayons, etc. I had to put the smack down on and shut that shit down. Eventually I got them to clean everything up and they left, so the last fifteen minutes of my work day was peaceful.

Way before the chaos we had a father and son come in with two huge bins filled with Legos. "Mama Page" and I were in our glory. We went through all of the bins trying to pull out all of the Lego people so I could take a few for my new photo obsession, Lego people doing various things (#LibrariansLoveLegos on Twitter). We spent about an hour doing that.

After work I drove to Justin's and we headed out to have dinner with our friends at the Cheesecake Factory. The six of us had dinner, dessert and bullshitted for awhile before heading our separate ways. That was pretty much my Saturday.

Today Justin and I woke up early (much to my chagrin) because we had tickets to see the Mets play against the Arizona Diamondbacks. We got to Citi Field a little after 11:00am, so we got food and watched batting practice before heading over to our seats and watching the game.

Unlike the other games we went to so far they played well and they ended up winning.

After the game we headed back to Justin's appartment, but not before trying to find something to eat and failing -- Like nothing was open seeing as it's Easter today. I hung around for a bit and then I headed home. Pretty standered weekend for me.

April 22, 2011

Fleeting Friday...

Today was one of those days where I felt like crap (TMJD related stuff), went to work to do little random things that I knew no one else could do and then I went back home to sleep -- I spent a total of two hours in the library this fine Friday.

The Things I Did
  • I made mustache templates for my Department Head to use with the kids who signed up to do the Earth Day Lorax craft -- I was just gonna have the kids freehand it, but seeing as I made the craft demo and I was no longer doing the craft I felt that I should be nice and create a template.
  • I did statistics for my programs.
  • Wrote up blurbs for my programs to put in next months edition of the library newsletter.
  • Yelled at "Julia" for being stupid on two counts. A patron called to see if we had anything going on for a 3-year-old and/or a 6-year-old child. "Julia" proceeds without looking at the newsletter to tell her that we have an Earth Day Craft, blah blah blah... She tells the woman to come in and sign up for the craft for the 6-year-old -- You have to sign up in person when there is a fee attached. Lucky I got up and double checked the newsletter before she got off the phone because the craft was for those in second grade and up. "Julia" told the woman this and asked what grade the 6-year-old was in (I wanted to punch her in the back of the head for thinking that a 6-year-old could possibly be in second grade). Eventually she told the woman there was nothing for her children to do. After getting off the phone she decided to look at the list of individuals that signed up to do that craft. She looks into the office to tell us that someone signed a 6-year-old up, closes the book and doesn't do anything about it. I ended up telling her maybe she should call the person up and tell them that we'll refund their money because the child is too young to do the craft. She stutters that she didn't sign them up and I got pissed at her. I yelled at her and told her that if she found a mistake she should fix even though she didn't do it. What was she gonna do wait for me or the Department Head to do it? Wait until the family dragged themselves to the library for the craft and then deny them? She stuttered a bit more and eventually called them. I cannot stand her stupidity.
After leaving work I basically slept all day and when I wasn't sleeping I was prepping food for the dinner I had planned with Justin and my family before all the crap that has happened in the past week.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 50...

April 20, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 48...

I apologize for the quality of this photo, I took it was my old camera.

Death In The Family: Update #1...

My mother just told me she found out about her father dying via the following statement left on our answering machine by one of her nine siblings "Hey Babe, dad died." This is all one of my aunts said and she hung up. My mom is currently annoyed with how stupid her siblings are.

Here is further evidence that the people on my mother's side of the family are idiots; 95% of our family found out about his death because my stupid cousins posted it on Facebook before my aunts and uncles could get in touch with one another. Really people?! I'm related to some stupid motherfuckers.

Death In The Family...

Apparently my grandfather died today. I don't really know how I feel. See, I didn't actually meet my grandfather until I was twelve-years-old. He did something (I honestly have no idea what he did until this day) to piss my mother off to the point were she cut off all communication with him and the only reason she started talking to him again was because at nine-years-old my sister began to annoy my parents as to where he was and why she never met him. So I've only dealt with him a dozen or so times in the past fourteen years. All I really know is what I've heard through the grapevine about him and he didn't really seem like a very good person.

It's all very odd to me because my mother hasn't had any sort of reaction. So I just gave her a kiss and told her I loved her and that was that. She is hanging around our living room like she normally would. I have no clue how my mother actually feels about her father dying and it seems weird to me. When my grandmother (her mother-in-law) died in 2005 she had more of a reaction -- Granted I don't believe she cried (I can't remember, it was six-years ago and all I remember is how devastated I was), but she at least said something about it, I don't know if it was because she knew I loved my grandmother more than anything in the world or what but she still reacted. I don't know.

Library wise, I called my Department Head to tell her because my union contract is on my desk and I don't know what I'm entitled to in terms of bereavement. I'm gonna go to work tomorrow because I have no idea what is going on with a wake or funeral. I'll keep you all up-to-date.

Library Articles...

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Goodbye Gatsby House...

This isn't really library related, but I was talking about the Gatsby house in a previous post (Calm Weekend) so I thought I'd post this.

Library Article...

Books For Polygamous Town’s Library Burned

April 19, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 47...

Damn Caffeine...

Today wasn't the most exciting of days, I worked in the morning instead of the evening (I'm typically the Tuesday night librarian) because Justin and I had tickets to the Mets game and I ended up leaving at 4:00pm -- Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but we didn't end up going because we thought the rain was gonna be bad and it wasn't. Whomp whomp.

So, the first half of the day I was zonked out because I'm not used to going to work at 9:00am on a Tuesday (Yeah, I know I typically work 9:00am-5:00pm every other day of the week, but I have a mental block thing about Tuesdays) and I ended up drinking two cups of coffee (Which the Clerks forced me to make and then they complained that I make coffee too strong. I'm Cuban bitches, I drink coffee the equivalent of rocket fuel at home) and taking a caffeine pill. This was a bad idea, because I overdosed on caffeine in the morning the rest of my day was crappy -- I had this nauseous/dizzy feeling for the rest of the day which I blame on the pill because as I stated above, I drink strong coffee at home and I can take a nap after I drink said coffee. Thankfully everyone else was feeling crappy so they weren't paying attention to me. So I hid in the office the majority of the day, which I probably didn't really have to do because it's spring break this week and our patrons are MIA.

After escaping from the library I went home to find that my diploma finally came in the mail. I was super excited and I did the obvious, took at picture of it and posted it on my Facebook. I'm so happy it finally came, I now have proof that I am a real librarian!

April 18, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 46...

Case Of The Mondays...

If you follow me on Twitter you already know that I was feeling super feisty today. It was a combination of it being Monday, stupid questions/comments and the kids being off from school for spring break. The only good thing about this day was that "Sarah" was off from work, so I didn't have to deal with her on top of all of the stupid little things that happened. I hope Tuesday will be a little better and I'll be less moody.

Library Quote...

Calm Weekend...

This past weekend was not one of my more exciting ones. I spent Saturday taking care of my sick boyfriend and Sunday attending his cousin's 5th birthday party.

I really wanted to spend one of my days this weekend visiting the Gatsby house before they demolished it, but I didn't get to and they tore it down. So there goes that adventure, I guess I'll have to find myself another random thing to do for the next weekend that I'm totally free -- Which won't be for a few weeks because I'm working this Saturday and the following Sunday. I'll let you know what random thing(s) I end up deciding to do.

April 17, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 45...

Black Pigs...

On Thursday during the craft portion of my storytime I had the children coloring pigs and I had one little girl who started to color her pig in black. As she was coloring it she kept saying that she was coloring it in black because "Black is the color of bad guys" and that the pig was a bully -- She also said that "Black is the color of bullies" and that "Black was a bad color" and that "Bullies are only black". I was kind of in shock because she kept saying it and the other kids were starting to repeat what she was saying. I told her and the other kids that black wasn't a bully color, it was just a normal color like all of the other in the crayon box.

When I was done with storytime her nanny swept her away so I didn't have a chance to say anything. I told my Department Head, who couldn't believe what the child had been saying. I had never seen this child before so I don't know if she is being bullied by someone or if her parents are teaching her to be racist. I kind of hope I don't have to deal with her again.

April 16, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 44...

I just thought this was odd. Justin and I were driving to the store and while we were stopped I saw this, so I had to take a picture of the hanging Easter bunny.

April 15, 2011

Talking Ish...

I totally forgot to post this when it happened, but on Wednesday morning "Marie" and I were talking crap about various people and she said to me that we needed to figure out a way to get "Sarah" to quit because she cannot stand her. I love "Marie" so much.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 43...

Some of my drawings that the kids asked me to do while in Drawing Club today.

April 14, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 42...

Someone donated some Legos to the library for the Lego Club, so I stole one so I can put it in odd places and take pictures of it.

Library Articles...

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Poem In Your Pocket Day...

About Poem In Your Pocket Day:
The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family & friends. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces & bookstores.

Poem In Your Pocket Day has been celebrated each April in NYC since 2002 & nationwide since 2008. Each year, parks, bookstores, workplaces & other venues burst with readings of poems from pockets.

April 13, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 41...

Wednesday Woes...

Before I even got to work this morning I was having a crappy day. I was awoken at 5:30am by water dripping on my feet from my ceiling -- Whenever it rains a lot the portion of the ceiling over my bed leaks and it's a different spot each time. Because of being woken up over two hours before I would normally wake up I was annoyed and my TMJD started flaring up. So I started off the day with a headache.

As soon as I got into work today "Julia" who was supposed to only work half of the day called in sick and it was extremely obvious why she did it, today is her birthday. So, she decided to be selfish and call in sick on a Wednesday when she knows that it's the one day of the week that we need to make sure that people are in because "Amy" and I have four hours worth of programs in the AM. If she wanted the damn day off she should have taken it as annual leave forever ago.

"Marie" was pissed when she found out "Julia" called in because she does it all the time and it messes up the day for everyone else -- She always calls in on the worse days possible. "Marie" was telling me that she feels like "Julia" is the boy who cried wolf of illness and that she doesn't ever believe her when she says she doesn't feel well. "Julia" actually called out sick so many time last year that when she actually needed time because she needed to have her gall bladder removed she barely had any -- She also milked the crap out of this surgery, she was out of work for almost three weeks and "Mama Page" & I were so annoyed with her because we both had our gall bladders removed and we didn't need that much time recovering. < /Rant >

"Amy" and I set up the auditorium for our program, no problems even though I wasn't feeling so hot. We started the first program and while we were doing it she gets a phone call from her daughter's school saying that they think she has strep and needs to be picked up, so "Amy" ran out to go get her. The problem is that "Amy" doesn't have a car and she relies on cabs/buses to get her around, so everything takes her forever and a year to do. Because "Amy" left I was stuck doing this huge program by myself with headache. It was really annoying but I made it through the morning. By the time our Department Head came into work I was in a mood and she just left me alone for the rest of the day.

I cannot wait to see "Julia" tomorrow and call her out for pretending to be sick because it was her birthday. I'll keep you up-to-date on that shit show.

National Library Week...

Library Articles...

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National Bookmobile Day...

About National Bookmobile Day From ALA:
First celebrated in 2010 by the American Library Association Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Service (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL). National Bookmobile Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.

April 12, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 40...

Dinner Break Dirt...

While on my dinner break I decided to hangout at the Adult Reference Desk with "Derek" and Lenni. During said break I found out that "Derek" hates "Sarah" as much as Lenni and I do. He made a point of telling me that "Sarah" is useless and he proceeded to call her some nasty names.

You can probably guess that I was in my glory when I found out and could not wait to point out to my Department Head that her newest employee is not only disliked by myself and several other people in our Department, but that she is disliked by some of the people at Circulation and by some of the Adult Librarians. She just sighed when I told her. Seven people in total hate the woman and others strongly dislike her. Get rid of the bitch.

John Grisham On The Value of Libraries & Librarians...

National Library Workers Day...

April 12th 2011

About National Library Workers Day From ALA:
National Library Workers Day is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Library Articles...

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April 10, 2011

National Library Week...

April 10th-16th 2011

About National Library Week From ALA:
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee's goals were ambitious. They ranged from "encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time" to "improving incomes and health" and "developing strong and happy family life."

In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!"

National Library Week was observed again in 1959, and the ALA Council voted to continue the annual celebration. When the National Book Committee disbanded in 1974, ALA assumed full sponsorship.

Saturday & Sunday...

I was lucky enough to have a three day weekend this fine Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I told you how I spent my Friday, so here is how I spent the rest of my weekend.

I spent the first half of Saturday with my sister at IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show). We wandered around and bought tons of makeup, false lashes, etc. It was a lot of fun if you like makeup, as my sister and I do. After IMATS my sister demanded that I take her to Artichoke, so we walked down to MacDougal and guess what, it was closed even though it says it was supposed to be open at 11:00am. Since it was closed I suggested we go to Cones and get ice cream then head back to Artichoke for lunch. We walk over and Cones was closed also -- Apparently it opens at 1:00pm. We started walking around Bleeker and we found Pizza Roma, so we walked in and had lunch. It was delicious. Once we were done with our pizza we ran across the street and each got almond cream ice cream from Cones -- Which is my favorite ice cream ever.

After being gluttonous I dropped my sister off at Penn Station and met up with a bunch of my college friends. A few of them were gonna go back to their apartments to take naps and showers (They spent Friday night on Long Island at another one of our friend's apartments), so myself and two of the guys wandered around NYC for hours. We went to Max Brenner for hot chocolate and sweets, we smoked hookah for hours at Horus Cafe and Kebab House (This is where Justin and a bunch of other people showed up at), we went to Verlaine for drinks and snacks, then we ended up at Continental for more drinks. I was super tired from waking up at 6:45am to get ready for IMATS, so this was the last place I went with them before I decided to go home.

Sunday I woke up early and drove to Justin's apartment so we could go to the Mets game together. Like Friday we sat through the entire game just to see them lose again -- Well, I slept for a good portion of the game because I took medication for my poor sore legs. After the game we had dinner and then I headed home because I was still tired.

That is how I spent two out of the three days of my extra long weekend.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 38...

April 9, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 37...

These were just set down next to a bunch of garbage cans on MacDougal Street.

April 8, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 36...

Mets 2011 Home Opener...

I took today off so that I could go to the Mets home opener at Citi Field with Justin. We got there early so we were guaranteed our Mr. Met bobbleheads that they were giving out to the first however many people. We got food, found our seats and watched them lose. I hope we don't have a repeat of the 2009 season in which they lost every game that I went to -- I went to nine games that season and they lost all of them, it was horrible.

We have tickets to Sundays game. I'll let you all know how it goes.

April 7, 2011

Caution Wet Floor...

Today while I was doing my regular Thursday afternoon storytime I had one of the little boys that I've known forever tell me he had to go to the bathroom. I told him to wait one second and I went to the phone to call his babysitter, I went back to him to tell him I had called and he peed himself -- There was like a puddle of urine on the floor. I have never had this happen before, so I had a mini internal freak out because it just so happen to occur in the hour when we don't have a custodian in the building (The day custodian leaves at 4:00pm and the night custodian comes in at 5:00pm). I had no idea what to do, so I called the Director. He ran down to the room I was in with a mop and cleaned up the floor while I rounded the other storytime kids up and brought them back to their parents.

Once everything was cleaned up I went back into the office, told the woman and asked each of them if they have ever had that happen before. "Amy" said she has a kid do it once last year, "Julia" said once also and my Department Head said in her twenty years as a Childrens Librarian that she has never had it happen before. I really hope that this was my first and last with this at work.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 35...

"Derek" finally finished updating the old laptop that I asked for. So I spent the day putting the programs that I want on it and updating the department's iPod. A wonderful waste of a day, especially since I was sick yesterday and not feeling so hot today.

Library Articles...

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April 6, 2011

April 5, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 33...

Career Day: Middle School Edition...

Today I had the pleasure of attending Career Day at the local middle school with Lenni. Unlike last time we were placed in a room (They lumped us in with the teachers in the "Education" room) and two groups of children came in to listen to us talk about ourselves and professions, then they were given a chance to ask us questions -- Each of the two sessions lasted 45 minutes. Obviously no one actually cared about the librarians and they only had questions for the teachers. It was kind of boring, but I was thankful that is was nothing like the one at the high school.

April 4, 2011

Sick Little "Sarah"...

In addition to dealing with outbreak child I had to watch on as "Sarah" did what she does best, NOTHING. Our Department Head called out sick today, so "Sarah" had the nerve to sit in one of the comfy chairs on the floor and read a novel for hours. She claimed that she was not feeling well and that it was too noisy in the office for her to sit. If you are not feeling well and four other staff members are around go home, whether you have sick time or not.

She pissed me off so much I took a picture of her doing nothing and texted it to our Department Head. I think this bitch should be fire.

Outbreak Child...

We had a mother come in today with an eight-year-old with a stomach virus. She wanted to leave him in the computer rooms playing games while she took her toddler into one of our programs. When "Amy" found out that the child was sick she told the mother politely that we urge parents not to bring their sick children into the library because we don't want to infect a room full of children and adults. The mother was so angered by this statement that she started arguing with "Amy" and "Marie" about it. Flustered "Amy" called the Director, who told her there was nothing she could do about the mother's lack of common sense or courtesy. The mother heard her on the phone and got extra pissy with them. She started demanding that they help her child if he asked for help while she went into the program with her other child, blah blah blah... And that she couldn't believe "Amy" tattled on her.

I was away when this all happened, but when I came back into the room "Amy" told me all about it. I proceeded to call our Director and told him that I refuse to help her child because I am not going near anyone with a stomach virus. I told him that if he made me go near the child and I was to get sick that I would be a pain in his ass about it for the next three months. He sighed and said fine. Once I was off the phone with him "Amy" told me how awesomely ballsy I am and that she wishes she could be like me.

After the program the mother came and got her son, asking him if we had helped him or whatever and then she left. After she walked out I went into the room and sprayed it down with disinfectan.

I don't understand why parents think it's okay for their children, that they obviously didn't think were well enough to go to school to come into the library to hang out on the computers. If you didn't want them to go to school they should stay at home in bed. They shouldn't be in the library contaminating the air like little outbreak monkeys. Especially on a day were their are tons of toddlers around for programs. These parents are so inconsiderate.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 32...

Library Articles...

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April 3, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 31...

I found this sweet camera when we were cleaning out the cabinet in our office the other day. I think I'm gonna ask my Department Head if I can keep this baby.

First Sunday...

Today was the first Sunday that I've worked in over a month and it was so boring. I was working with my Department Head (whom I love) but she is such a pain in the ass on Sundays. She always finds the most random and/or tedious tasks to do. Today she had me call forty people that signed up for this program we're having on Wednesday to tell them to bring cereal and/or brightly colored boxes with them because that is what the program provider asked us to do Friday -- People signed up for this program over a month ago, you think the guy would have warned us about this when we first booked him.

After that I created certificates for various people, withdrew a bunch of Magic School Bus VHS tapes (which I brought home for my sister because she loved the Magic School Bus as a kid), yelled at children for various reasons, etc.

On top off all of this we had elementary aged kids in today talking to each other about Jersey Shore -- Which we just found disturbing, children screaming at their grandparents for various reasons, children hiding and freaking their grandparents out, teenage girls doing exercises on the floor in our Young Adult Fiction room, stupid question, etc. Thankfully I get paid double time on Sundays to deal with all of this crap.

April 2, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 30...

April 1, 2011

Adult Verbal Abuse...

Apparently I missed all the fun at the library today. Some patron went nuts and cursed "Derek" out while he was on the Adult Reference Desk.

As soon as I found out I texted him and asked him what he did to prompt such a response from a middle aged white woman. He claims he didn't do anything but try to help her -- I don't believe him because he can be kind of an ass sometimes. I'll have to investigate some more and find out what actually happened.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 29...

April Is Poetry Month...

Seeing as April is Poetry Month, I thought that I should post one of my favorite children's poem. My choice probably isn't a shocker to any of you, it's Overdues by Shel Silverstein from his book "A Light in the Attic" (1981).

What do I do?
What do I do?
This library book is 42
Years overdue.
I admit that it's mine
But I can't pay the fine--
Should I turn it in
Or hide it again?
What do I do?
What do I do?

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School Library Month...

About School Library Month From AASL:
School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs.
First celebrated in 1985 (as School Library Media Month; the name was changed to School Library Month in 2010), every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. Shares the theme of National Library Week. Contact the ALA American Association of School Librarians (AASL, a division of ALA) with questions.