Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An award winning program!

Take Your Child to the Library Day has won the Connecticut Library Association Faith Hektoen Award for outstanding program for 2014. Congratulations to Nadine, Caitlin, and every participating library for making this event award winning!

Monday, February 3, 2014

I'm still playing catch up!

While all of you fill out your surveys, I have several more batches of libraries to welcome! I still haven't combed through all the Facebook posts, so expect to see some more posts in the days to come!

Phillips Public Library, Phillips, Maine
Alice Baker Library, Eagle, WI, part of the Waukesha County Federated Library System

Wright Branch Library, Wright, Wyoming (Our first Wyoming library!)
Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana (Welcome back!)
Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT (Welcome back!)
The Hudson Falls Free Library, Hudson Falls, NY
Onondaga County Public Library system in NY (16 libraries) - Check out the events page for all their wonderful event ideas to steal, um, I mean borrow, for next year!
--Baldwinsville Public Library
--DeWitt Community Library
--Fairmount Community Library
--Fayetteville Free Library
--(NOPL) @ Brewerton Library
--NOPL @ Cicero Library
--NOPL @ North Syracuse Library
--Onondaga Free Library
--Salina Library (Mattydale, NY)
--Solvay Public Library
--Robert P. Kinchen Central Library:
--Betts Branch Library:
--Hazard Branch Library:
--Paine Branch Library:
--Soule Branch:
--White Branch Library:

The Montauk Library in Montauk, NY
Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY
Evans City Public Library in Evans City PA
Massillon Public Library, in Massillon, OH
Dresser Village Library (WI)
The Patchogue-Medford Library, Patchogue, New York
Manchester Public Library, CT (Welcome back!)

Way more than 470 libraries and 42 states!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Have a great time, tomorrow! And don't forget surveys and photos!

I hope everyone is ready for a great day tomorrow. Please remember to fill out the survey - remember, leave any questions that aren't easy to answer blank - (we don't want you to spend an hour on this, just a quick response is great). You can find it under the SURVEY tab here on the blog.

Also check out the PHOTO tab if you want to upload photos to our Flickr page. We'd love to see your library's events ... and so would everyone else!

Ready for fun?!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday Welcomes

Sorry, I took a day off from welcomes to get a few things ready for our own celebration this Saturday! So I have a little catching up to do :) If you don't see your library or events on the Events page, please feel free to send me another comment or talk to us on Facebook!

Huge and excited welcomes to ...
The South St. Paul Public Library, South St. Paul, Minnesota
The Oskaloosa Public Library, Oskaloosa, Iowa
The Rowan County Public Library, Morehead, KY
Derry Public Library in Derry, NH 
Boyd County Public Library, Ashland, KY - all branches
Navajo County libraries, AZ including 
- Cibecue Community Library
- Clay Springs Public Library
- Holbrook Public Library
- Rim Community Library (Heber, AZ)
- Hopi Public Library
- Kayenta Community Library
- Pinetop-Lakeside Public Library
- McNary Community Library
- Pinedale Public Library
- Show Low Public Library
- Snowflake-Taylor Public Library
- Whiteriver Public Library
- Winslow Public Library
- Woodruff Community Library
The Aurora Free Library, Aurora, NY
Stephenville Public Library,  Stephenville, TX
St. Johns County Public Library, FL at its Ponte Vedra Beach and Southeast branches
The Burke County Public Library System, NC at The Morganton Library, the Valdese Library, and the Hildebran Library
Plattsville Public Library, Ontario Canada - Welcome back!
Brewer Public Library, Brewer, ME
Webster Library, Kingfield, ME
Rockland Public Library, Rockland, Maine

Way more than 444 libraries and counting!!! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weekend welcomes!

There are so many of you to welcome with SUCH wonderful ideas! (I started writing comments on how much I want to attend each library's celebration. I really love each of your celebrations so, so much). I think* I have everybody up to date and any additions or corrections, but please comment and let me know if I didn't. Some of these have required research to establish the name or proper title of your town/city, so let's hope my librarian skills didn't fail me!

A note for the catalogers ... I have started organizing libraries by town name if it is not the name of their library. This is not yet consistent on the blog, but probably will be ... um ... before next year :) Thus, check for your library under its name OR its town name if they are different.

Welcome to...

Marion Public Library in Marion, Ohio
Cortland Free Library, Cortland, NY 
Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth NH - Welcome back!
Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Effingham Public Library, Effingham, NH
Hall Memorial Library in Northfield, NH
Marysville Public Library from Marysville, OH
Rockford Carnegie Library in Rockford, OH 
The Plum Lake Library in Sayner, WI, 
The Central Library in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System 
Mentor Public Library in Mentor, Ohio
Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis, OH 
Walworth-Seely Public Library in Walworth New York 
Peters Township Public Library (PA?)
Sioux City Public Library (IA)
Scotland County Memorial Library in Laurinburg, NC
Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA
Fairview Public Library in Margaretville, NY
Pequot Library, CT - Welcome welcome back! 

The Essential Club Free Library in Canaseraga, New York

Way, way over 414 libraries and counting! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snow Day Policies, Surveys, and Photos

Hi, everyone!

As we approach the big day, a few housekeeping items for everyone
- If it SNOWS (Ssh, not too loudly), you may use any day in the month of February as a replacement with your regular activities you had planned that day. We're very flexible about that.
- Surveys - The survey link on the blog is now active. Please fill it out after February 1st so we know how your day went. It's not supposed to take very long, so if you can't fill in any of the boxes, just leave them blank. Surveys are due February 28 or so.
- Photos - If you would like to update photos to our Flickr account, instructions for that will be up to date very soon (I just have to update the file later this week). We love to see your awesomeness in action.

Please also feel free to post photos, comments, or ideas on our Facebook page or here in the comments section at any time. We look forward to hearing from all of you whenever you have a spare moment!

Thank you!

New Welcomes and some Belated Welcomes (But Heartfelt)

I cleaned out the comments and found a few libraries I hadn't added. So, here are all of today's welcomes, old and new, we're delighted to have you!

Ulysses Philomathic Library & Trumansburg Elementary School Library in Trumansburg, NY
Amagansett Free Library in Amagansett, NY
Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, NY
Smithtown Special Library District, Smithtown New York
The Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, CT
Lancaster Public Library
The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, NY  
Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA 
Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties NY 
The Hauppauge Public Library in Suffolk County (Long Island, NY) 
Babcock Library in Ashford, Ct 
Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield,
Newburgh Free Library in Newburgh, NY
Marlboro Free Library in Marlboro, NY 

Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY

Way more than 396 libraries and counting!