I got a new job. Same gig, different location. Three days left at my current school. Emotions are being felt all over the place.
What’s a librarian to do but hide a little something in her desk?
Enjoy your summer. I’ll be back with new displays this fall.

I got a new job. Same gig, different location. Three days left at my current school. Emotions are being felt all over the place.

What’s a librarian to do but hide a little something in her desk?

Enjoy your summer. I’ll be back with new displays this fall.

This year’s summer checklist

This year’s summer checklist

Some of my HS favorites built a TARDIS out of post-its with Doctor Who quotes written on them.
My kids are better than your kids. 

Some of my HS favorites built a TARDIS out of post-its with Doctor Who quotes written on them.

My kids are better than your kids. 

I started leaving post-it notes on books as in the stacks recommendations. While shelving today, I found someone had added one of their own.
Delighted!

I started leaving post-it notes on books as in the stacks recommendations. While shelving today, I found someone had added one of their own.

Delighted!

Blackout Poetry

After discussing blackout poems and looking at some of Austin Kleon's poems, 6th grade made blackout poems with out local newspaper. Fun! They got into it and turned out some great results. Some made one, some made a few, and some left with plans to keep at it. Big ol' yay in my book.

I was surprised by some of the kids who loved it and worked at it. And isn’t that fun? 

Animal Haiku

Animal Haiku

We don’t color often, but how cute are these pigeons? Not all pigeons want a puppy, you know.

We don’t color often, but how cute are these pigeons? Not all pigeons want a puppy, you know.

A Poem in your Pocket
Poems from poets.org

A Poem in your Pocket

Poems from poets.org

Grumpy Cat Recommends: Tearjerkers, unhappy events, and various tales of misfortune
When I told one of my morning regulars I hadn’t decided on May’s display, she headed to pinterest to look for ideas. (Sweet, right?) We decided grumpy cat was the best idea and the AM crew had quite a bit of fun thinking of depressing books.
General consensus? Any John Green on the shelf qualifies automatically and grumpy cat is hilarious.
I used meme generation to personalize grumpy cats. The first says “I hope you cry” while the second says “The problem with some book characters is that they’re still alive.”
Fun! (Sarcasm free. This one makes me giggle whenever I walk by.)

Grumpy Cat Recommends: Tearjerkers, unhappy events, and various tales of misfortune

When I told one of my morning regulars I hadn’t decided on May’s display, she headed to pinterest to look for ideas. (Sweet, right?) We decided grumpy cat was the best idea and the AM crew had quite a bit of fun thinking of depressing books.

General consensus? Any John Green on the shelf qualifies automatically and grumpy cat is hilarious.

I used meme generation to personalize grumpy cats. The first says “I hope you cry” while the second says “The problem with some book characters is that they’re still alive.”

Fun! (Sarcasm free. This one makes me giggle whenever I walk by.)

The fridge in the lounge. Kids first, teachers second, nice things for all.

It bothers me that people use my desk when I’m at the other building. Some move stuff, some take stuff, and some adjust my chair. (COME ON.) That said, I was entertained when I walked in and found these things organized neatly.

It bothers me that people use my desk when I’m at the other building. Some move stuff, some take stuff, and some adjust my chair. (COME ON.) That said, I was entertained when I walked in and found these things organized neatly.

First Line Challenge

I used a mix of cool opening lines, books I know many have read, and books that fit into both categories. Took slightly longer than expected, but so what?

"And it was still hot."

"And it was still hot."

Book Spine Poems

I made these two as examples. So far eight more have been added by kids. Fun! Yay!

3 Peats (trilogies)

3 Peats (trilogies)