Summer reading lists have been distributed. The shelves have been read. The inventory is almost done. “You’re so lucky!” I hear from colleagues who like the sound of having July and August “off”.
So what happens to a school librarian in the summer time?
Summer is the time to plan, research and tweak the library program. Being part of an independent school is at times liberating, and at other times librarians can feel like the only one on an island. My curriculum is mine alone, and I am responsible for updating, integrating and keeping it alive.
This summer I will be revamping the entire thing: adding new and exciting titles to read aloud, finding ways to integrate research lessons into the social studies curriculum, designing Dewey Decimal playground games, writing thematic booklists for distribution to parents, designing a blogging program for our 4th graders.
How are you changing your curriculum this summer?