As promised in my last blog post, this post will expand upon our experience at the Merced County Library System as we prepare for the full rollout of our 1000 Books before Kindergarten program.
Author: Ericka Chilcoat
Three Things I Forgot About Last Week
Things have been a little crazy. We started a 1000 Books before Kindergarten pilot program this month. The full rollout will begin in January of 2017. I am floored by the amount of work it required to get a program like this up and running the way it should be. If I hadn’t had a wonderful, thoughtful and extremely detailed person partnering with me, the program would have quickly disintegrated into mayhem. I’ll be talking about this in my next two blog posts. As a result of the enormity of this task, I started getting a little grouchy. Okay, a lot grouchy. These are the things I needed to remind myself of: I forgot that I still need to be available to the families that I serve. A to-do list can take over everything. People matter more than the next item that needs to be checked off. There has got to be…
Warning: This Will Be Your Toughest Customer.
After working for 20 plus years as a children’s librarian, I feel very comfortable with young people. I’m good at getting them to open up and tell me what they are looking for. Children come in with parents in tow, after visiting the library with their class. “Remember me?” they ask, and I always let them know that they are unforgettable.
Five Reasons Why We All Need to be Reading More Board Books
While ordering some new board books to beef up our well-loved collection, I made a discovery. These books pack a powerful punch of feel-good that we could all use. Here’s why you and I need to keep several nearby: