Blogger Meg Smith

Beat Those Winter Blues

I was born and raised in the Midwest. I was used to months with snow piled ten feet high in parking lots, freezing temperatures, and day after day of dreary skies.  When I moved to southern North Carolina, I was sure those weeks of winter blues, that drab period after Christmas with no sign of spring in sight, was surely a thing of the past. Eight years later, I now find myself freezing if it gets below 40 degrees and running to the window to catch a glimpse if there’s even the slightest chance of snow.  Regardless of your location, it’s easy to feel a little drab and dreary this time of year. As children’s librarians, how can we turn those blues into a more enjoyable season for both our patrons and ourselves? Change It Up This time of year may be the chance to try moving around your story…