Monday, February 05, 2007

Chaaaaarrrrggggeee!

OK, really, now... it's finally the time of year where I am going to go barrelling headlong into getting the school library where I am the volunteer librarian back to 100% functionality. Oh, sure... the classes come in every week, get books, hear stories, return books, have fun. And yes, the teachers take out books and so on. So it's high functioning... but we remain sooooo close to finalizing the best layout for our new space, spine-labelling the 30-40% of the collection that's not labelled, and then bringing out tons of books that have been waiting for me to organize and catalog (and, of course, read!). I've been getting new books on the shelf all year (in large part these new books come thanks to the generosity of my fellow bloggers!!!!), but we've had two large donations of books where I could only get some up and ready before having to store the rest until time became available.

But reinforcements are coming to help us hardy volunteers, and this spring should see everything, at long last, up to the level I'd really like. In the meantime... it still utterly rocks! But a guy's gotta dream, ya know?


Some of the recent library readalouds:

The Library -- Sarah Stewart; illus. David Small
Trout, Trout, Trout: a Fish Chant -- April Pulley Sayre; illus. Trip Park
The Sweetest Fig -- Chris Van Allsburg
The Zax -- Dr. Seuss
Starry Messenger -- Peter Sis
Yo! Yes? -- Chris Raschka

2 comments:

Marcia said...

Good luck getting the rest of your books organized.

Gregory K. said...

Thanks, Marcia. I'd note that this isn't the first time I've said "chaarge" or equivalent, but this time, well, this time is the most recent! If all breaks well, it'll happen. If not... back to the drawing board.