Friday, January 30, 2015

Welcome to New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York libraries!

In New Hampshire, we welcome...
Concord Public Library
Keene Public Library
Converse Free Library
Whipple Free Library
Wiggin Memorial Library

In New Jersey, we welcome...
Clark Public Library
East Orange Public Library
Mount Olive Public Library
Spotswood Public Library

And in New York (deep breath!), we welcome...
Almond 20th Century Club Library
Sand Lake Town Library
Bristol Public Library
Ahira Hall Memorial Library
Brookhaven Free Library
Wood Library
Depauville Free Library
The Community Library of Cobleskill
Corinth Free Library
Southeast Steuben County Library
Heermance Memorial Library
Bloomfield Public Library
Florida Public Library (NY)
Desmond Fish Library
Goshen Public Library and Historical Society
Pember Library
Guilderland Public Library
Horseheads Free Library
Tompkins County Public Library
Salina Library (Mattydale)
Mineola Memorial Library
Nanuet Public Library
Niagara Falls Public Library
Ogdensburg Public Library
Rochester - Monroe County Library System (various branches)
Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library
Seneca Nation Library Allegany Branch
Seneca Falls Library
Stanford Free Library
Van Etten Library
Warsaw Public Library
West Nyack Free Library
Williamson Free Public Library

We're absolutely thrilled to have you all.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Welcome to ... the M states!

We'd like to welcome
Oak Park Public Library, Michigan
Wayne Public Library, Michigan

Perham Area Public Library, Minnesota
Willmar Public Library, Minnesota

Bay St. Louis' Hancock Library System in Mississippi
Ripley Public Library, Mississippi
St. Louis County Library in Missouri

Missoula Public Library in Montana

We're so happy to welcome you all to our ginormous library family. Children's librarians (and their directors and colleagues) are the best!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Welcome to our Massachusetts and Maryland libraries!

Welcome to...
Middletown Public Library, MD
Ashland Public Library, MA
Attleboro Public Library, MA
Woods Memorial Library, MA
Beverly Public Library, MA
Chicopee Public Library, MA
Duxbury Free Library, MA
East Longmeadow Public Library, MA
Grafton Public Library, MA
Haverhill Public Library, MA
Middleborough Public Library, MA
Milton Public Library, MA
Nevins Memorial Library, MA
Norton Public Library, MA
Plympton Public Library, MA
Somerset Public Library, MA

I'm exhausted by your awesomeness! And welcome back to many others! (Sorry, at 600 libraries - that's right! - 600 - I'm typing up a storm). 

Friday, January 23, 2015

44 states and counting! The triumph of the letter M

Welcome to Montana and Mississippi - we're now at 44 states and counting. We're thrilled you're joining us. Specific welcomes coming.

Welcome to our new library friends in Maine!

Carrabassett Valley Public Library, Bonney Memorial Library in Cornish, Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland Center, William Fogg Library in Eliot, Sandy Pond School Library in Freedom, Cundy's Harbor Library in Harpswell, Ivan O. Davis Library in Liberty, North Haven Library Inc, Portland Public Library, Stonington Public Library, Waterboro Public Library, and the Linda Shaw Masella Library!

What a great group of new libraries - love your creative ideas. See them all at

Welcome to ...!

Elkhart Public Library, IN, Seymour-Jackson County Public Library, IN, Wakarusa Public Library, IN, Manchester Public Library, Iowa, Eudora Public Library, KS, Lebanon Community Library, KS.

Welcome also to St. Tammany Parish Librar(ies) of Slidell and Mandeville, Louisiana.

It's so nice to have you all! 537 participating libraries and counting over the past 4 years!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Over 500!

Welcome to ... Safety Harbor Public Library, FL, Tarpon Springs Public Library, FL, Lee County Library, GA, Crestwood Public Library, IL, Eureka Public Library Distict, IL, Oakwood Public Library District , IL, and South Beloit Public Library, IL.

We are now at about 506 participating libraries thanks to all of you! Wish I could visit all your great libraries tonight. Here in cold Connecticut, a little road trip seems delightful.

On the edge...!

I'm still working my way through the surveys, and let me just say, that you are all SO, so amazing. What a talented and creative group of people. Your towns are lucky to have you.

As of right now, we are at 499 participating libraries over the past 4 years. I hope we hit 500 tonight! I bet we will.

I wanted to give a special congratulations to Connecticut and Jennifer and Christine at CLC (since I have just finished that section) for an amazing participation upswing. You can see how Connecticut 'turned the map red' right here - All our friends in other states - if you have info on your state pages - like a map or an announcement - please send me links, and I will post on your state entry!

Publicity! Please remember to get your events on your website. Don't make people hunt around for it; they may visit your website to see what's up; you don't want them to leave (click, click) without finding out about your events.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Welcome to ...

As you can see, I am reworking the Events page and working through the 2015 registrations. Stay tuned.

For now, welcome to: California's Anaheim libraries (including the Haskett library, the Ponderosa Joint-Use library and the bookmobile!), and Lincoln Library! It's so nice to have all of you.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Welcome to ...

the Exeter Community Library in Reading, Pennsylvania!

I'm still updating entries on the online spreadsheet - up to 300! Not looking forward to the giant state of NY's entries, but love each and every library listed! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Full List of Participants - In Progress

Hi, everyone,

I am working on a full list of participants that will be an online spreadsheet so I can update and alphabetize a little more efficiently. So, of course, typing in 400+ entries is taking a while, but I wanted you to be able to see the list, and here it is:

If I have spelled your library's name wrong, missed your town, or did not include your full dates of participation (usually that's because I didn't have a direct communication from you that year), please do not hesitate to let me know. If you don't see your 2015 status, it's because I haven't added that data in yet, so don't worry. I'm only part way through the 'c' states, so you'll see the sheet grow bit by bit.

Thanks, everyone!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Woodbridge, CT sent me a note telling me about this year's events as did White Plains, NY. Activities include fine forgiveness and baked goods (Woodbridge) and Teddy Bear Storytime and Puppet Show (White Plains). Check their websites for further details.

Also, welcome back to Bourbon Public, Indiana. We're so happy to have you in our 'family' again this year.

Welcome to ...

Park Hill Branch Library in Denver, Colorado! (Our first Colorado library? I will have to check). It's a little harder for me to pull the updates from Facebook, so my apologies that they are slower in coming. Tonight I will go through and make a better list.

Don't forget to fill out the participation survey. The deadline is coming up to be in our prize drawing.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Welcome to ...

our newest state rep. from the grand state of Tennessee! Welcome to Mecca Caron from Maury County Public Library.

If your state will have a new rep. this year, please email me at caugusta [at], and I will update the list. (You can also email me, Caitlin, for any question whatsoever!)

Happy New Year!