I planned a jampacked Summer Reading program on my own in my new library system. I really went for it, since we had gotten the ALSC Baker and Taylor grant , I’m an overachiever, and we were hiring another youth librarian.
However…we never found anyone who was qualified! It’s tough to hire in a rural area (we will be opening up the list soon, though, and I love this area so keep an eye out!). So here I am, the only Youth Librarian this side of a big mountain pass in my county, doing Summer Reading alone. But am I really alone?
Who have you asked for help? What non-Youth Services people are your heroes this summer?
Lisa Nowlain is a Youth Librarian in the Nevada County Community Library system in California. She’s also an artist type and you can see her work at lisanowlain.com.