Blogger Abby Johnson

Debriefing Summer Reading

Speaking for public children’s and teen librarians all over the country: we’re exhausted. It’s been a long summer filled with programs, unexpected visits from day camps, placing holds on Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Pinkalicious, unattended kids spending the entire day on the computer, and (of course) Summer Reading Club. My library’s Summer Reading Club ended on Saturday. The grand prize winners have been drawn and we’ve taken down our decorations. Of course, we’ll still accept reading logs and give out coupons and prizes while supplies last. I know some libraries are still going strong, but our public schools start back on August 15, so this is the perfect time for me to look back at what a summer we’ve had. My library participated in the Collaborative Summer Library Program and used the theme One World, Many Stories. I am not one to stick hard and fast to a theme…