Houston Independent School District Starts today!! As a welcome back I created these mini back to school survival kits. They include:
- Fruit snacks
- Internet safety tips
- Mechanical pencil
- Sticky notes
I came up with this idea and the staff at my branch helped develop it. I’m so excited to pass these out to tomorrow. This idea was super cheap. All the supplies came from Target and I made about 88 bags that cost about $25 to make! What are some of your fun back to school ideas to get the kids pumped?
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I decided to change up my display a bit and add a Women’s History Month Display. I asked a few children to color pictures of well known women who have made an impact.
The books in this image are books written by female authors.
Hopefully you know that I am a youth librarian. This week we played giant Jenga, wrote a poem using the letters in our name, and made shampoo in honor of Madam CJ Walker. Here is an image of giant Jenga.
I love creating new things and hearing my name from the kids that visit the library. Exciting things to come in the future 🙂
-Ariel the Librarian-
Here are images of my displays:
I created this display with the idea of a sweet romance. The supplemental display was a new books display. I later added additional candy shapes. The entire month there was a great reaction to this display.
January- Brain Teasers
I created a Mario inspired display. I wanted the teens to want to complete brain teasers. I actually had two complete it and I watched people take books from the display.
February- African American Poets
This month I created a display that focuses on African American Authors and poetry. I created an interactive display. I wanted the teens to create their own black out poetry so that I could display them in March. I also created a blind date with a book display.
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I work full time as a Youth Services Librarian/ Assistant Manager. I’m sure you’re curious about what that means. It means I am in charge of programming from 0-18 and I am also in charge of the staff.
Awesome Parts of my Job!:
- I get to create meaningful programming for the youth.
- I get to create awesome teen displays.
- I interact with patrons of all ages.
- I am able to provide patrons with access to information.
- I am able to connect with the schools in the area.
- I love working around kids and I get to teach them new items each day.
- I am surrounded by books. I love encouraging the youth patrons to read and explore new books.
I absolutely love working for a public library and love being in the customer experience field. Libraries are information centers and continue to provide access to information to patrons. My library does an after school zone and provides free meals to the kids in the area. I get to interact with parents and share the wonders of free access to information. My job is unique in a sense where I get to ensure meaningful program is provided to all patrons. I am always giving out my name and encouraging patrons to contact me.
The road to Librarianship:
I actually was a teacher and decided I would have a greater impact on the community in a library. I wanted to connect more with a larger population and feel I had a larger impact. I revived my MLS this summer and dived right into to librarianship. I’ve always had a passion for reading and now I get to share it with others every day. My job is a lot of work but it’s impactful work.
Thanks for reading and learning a little more about my day job!