Thursday, January 22, 2009

Probably a small batch

It looks to really be a small batch, but again, I'll say it again, I'm not freaking out. I just think the time will happen when it's meant to be which I think will be this year.

So, in the meantime, I have started an DIY project at work. We had a book fair and made enough money to buy what I call a tall cafe table that's silver with two bootie chairs (they really are called scoop stools but they are indented so they cup your bootie, hence the name). They are super cool! Anyways, I was spinning around in them (we have them in our reference area which is separate from the rest of the library) and I had this sudden inspiration...let's make this area into a sort of young adult area. Our library is older and I really want to make it more appealing to my students. So, we are going to consolidate our reference area (which means seriously weeding the collection (which does need it...some serious dust) and move it to another part of the library. The shelves are built into the walls. So we are planning on just leaving one like shelf so it acts like a little desk and we'll have like 4 or 5 study pods/laptop desks that we can add stools to. It sounds weird, so I'll have to take a picture and post it. We also want to paint and just make it user friendly. Shannon and I tend to jump in and try to do it all rather than work in phases. We may have to just get it done in phases and that's okay.

My pink mini laptop had attempted delivery today and of course I wasn't home (I had a meeting!) It will be delivered tomorrow. Yippee! A new toy to play with! I can't wait!


Best Friend Sandra said...

Grace is coming this year - I can feel it!

An idea for your library space - give out YAA Coupons (Young Adult Area) to some teachers to give as prizes or incentives, then the area won't get as inundated (sp?)- you could make it kinda like starbucks complete w/hot cocoa and cookies. Throw out some beanbags or a couch, and wah-lah!