Oh man, guys, I just saw the new Star Trek and it was awesome.
And oh yeah …
Just went to Camden Yards for the first time last night (12-10 Rays). What an awesome ballpark! I loved all the brick and green paint - very traditional look. Plus the weather was perfect. Four MLB parks down, 26 to go.
I’m catching up on my RSS feed since I’ve been out sick a couple days, and just saw that the Swiss Army Librarian recently talked about an email his library got:
My library received an email last week that I thought was fun and wanted to share:
My name is Heather Gaines and I am the event coordinator for adult programs at the O’Fallon Public Library located in Illinois. Our summer reading program will be kicking off soon and I would like to recruit you as a helper! The theme this year is “Have Book-Will Travel.”
The emailing library detailed their idea with this information:
I had an idea that would bring America to our patrons in a fun and colorful way. For your part I would like to ask you to do one small thing. Would you be willing to send us a postcard from your great city, state, or even a unique local spot?
Once collected, I will share them with all our patrons, with the hope that they too will see what amazing places there are to discover across America. On the back of the postcard, please write a small blurb about what location is pictured or about the state it is from.
O’Fallon Public Library
Attn: Heather Gaines
120 Civic Plaza
O’Fallon, IL 62269
What if we all sent postcards? Who doesn’t love postcards? What if all of our libraries exchanged postcards WITH EACH OTHER? My library will be doing an armchair travel display here in September to promote Library Card Sign-Up Month and this would be an awesome way to accent the books we’ll be showcasing. Would anyone be up for this?
Sending postcards is legit one of my favorite things to do (transformativetidbits knows this well). So - 1. I will definitely be doing this. 2. I want to exchange postcards with other libraries and librarians! 3. I’m always looking for new postcard pals (hint hint).
Ok, so at my school, we are doing this thing called ‘The Finals Fairy’ and I get to be the Finals Fairy for today and I hide cans of Red Bull around the library and then tweet clues about where it is and it’s so much fun I love being the Finals Fairy
Working at Libraries is the BEST!
Finals fairy? That is a pretty creative idea.
This is amazing and probably more library friendly than the students that used to paint beer cans like Easter eggs and hide them for Easter.
The Finals Fairy - fantastic. I know our students would be pretty happy to find free Red Bull in the stacks.
The Brooklyn Public Library is inviting all Brooklyn residents to participate in its Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project. News articles and statistics don’t equate to personal narratives recounting the emotional impact of the storm.
Participants will be interviewed for 20-30 minutes and their stories will be preserved in a permanent collection and many will be available online.
If you’re interested in being apart of the project, email June Koffi at j.koffi AT brooklynpubliclibrary.org.
Oral histories are incredibly valuable resources to future researchers (and family members!). This sounds like a great project.