8:30a - Arrive at work, turn computers on, etc. Check email.
8:45a - Set up story room for a class visit.
9:00a - On desk, wait for class to arrive. Look through storytime database to find felts for storytime.
9:15a - Class arrives, do booktalks. This class is a special ed class from one of the local middle schools and they come once a month for booktalks and to check out books.
9:30a - Class looks for books and I help them find things.
10:00a - Class leaves, clean up the room and talk to coworker about storytime. We get our books together, go over the stories and felts, pull browsing books.
10:30a - In office, check email.
10:55a - Open the doors for storytime - we have a big crowd today!
11:00a - Storytime. We read the following books: I Ain't Gonna Paint No More (sung), Who's in the Tub, I've Been Working on the Railroad (sung), and Leo the Late Bloomer, plus we did a felt story of The Cake That Mack Ate and sang Old MacDonald Had a Farm with puppets.
11:30a - Storytime's over, let everyone out. Clean up room.
11:45a - Meet with boss about our website.
11:55a - Lunch time! A new Jimmy John's opened up down the street, so a couple of us head down there. Yum!
1:00p -3:00p - Back from lunch and on desk. Between questions I work on my collection development list. Here's a sampling of questions I'm asked:
Can you give me info about this program that I missed?
Who wrote the books in this series?
I need to request a book to be checked out on a teacher card.
What order do the books in this series go in?
3:00p - Off desk, head down to circ to solve school loan bag mystery. (It has since been solved.)
3:30p - Work on some preschool loans.
4:00p - On desk again.
Can you put these two books on hold for me?
Can I register for this program?
Do you have nonfiction books on this topic?
Can you help me with this computer program?
Do you have this CD-ROM?
5:00p - Time to head home!