Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Overdue at the Library

It has been a long time since my last post. A long time.Really. Long. Time.We have a new director, new clerks, new circ staff, new budget, new policies, new city administration, and lots of other changes. Change can be refreshing and gives one an opportunity to see everything from new perspectives. With the new direction our library is taking, the time for blogging has once again presented itself!

We have been doing A LOT of outreach. Visiting  different sites has been a fun way to tweak our programs and look with fresh eyes at how we might better serve particular needs. One of the new sites we were invited to was the airport! They offered a free movie (Planes2) and wanted us to provide some library-esque activities/entertainment/ kid control. The hanger has a large movie screen, projector, lots of chairs, tables, a popcorn machine, lots of Oriental Trading swag....who knew???


 We made a paper airplane game target using an older municipal map of the city that included the airport. Kids and parents had a great time making airplanes and attempting to have them fly through the cutout circles.

There were books, of course, and there was chalk to draw roads and runways for the wood building and vehicles we brought.

The turnout was smaller than expected, but it was right after Christmas and there was a snowfall. It was a great opportunity to partner with the airport and we are planning another event soon.

Happiest of New Years!