On Monday morning, I made my way to White Pine Library Cooperative for a board meeting — unfortunately, we didn’t have enough members present for a quorum, but we talked shop which I thoroughly enjoyed. There’s nothing like being a newbie in a room filled with over 100 years of collective field experience. I felt like a kid in a candy shop — better yet: a nerd girl in a bookstore! Loved the time with my colleagues.
Having a friend who grew up in Saginaw and has now asked a couple of times if I’ve ever visited Zauel Memorial Library, I figured I should probably stop by. Besides…when have I ever based up an opportunity to visit a library and get new ideas? I can add Zauel to the list of Michigan libraries that I’ve toured. (Now that I think of it, I should probably post my list.)
I did my customary pictures of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This library is extra awesome because they had FIVE copies.
I’m digging these labels on some of their AV materials — I think it could help avoid some of the confusions with patrons: some DVDs check out for free, but they have late fees associated them if they aren’t returned on time. At DPL, the fine is $1.00 per day.
My library isn’t big enough to devote an area for award books, but if it was…you can bet that I’d have an award book collection! I found some Newbery and Caldecott spines in a drawer and recently asked staff to track down our award winners.