So, Summer Reading started last week and now we're one week down with nine(ish) to go. The kids are out of school and we're starting our programming next week. These have been staring me down in my office for a couple of weeks now:
As you can see, I'm all set for my Milk & Cookies Storytime programs on Monday nights. It's part of my plan to get more families at programs in the evenings and on weekends. This year, I moved our family storytimes to an evening and added a milk & cookie snack to entice people. We also moved our Open Art Studios to Saturdays this summer (last year they were on Fridays). I'm still anticipating that we'll have smaller crowds for the evening and weekend programs than if we offered the same programs during the day. But we consistently get requests for programs that working parents can attend, so it's important to me that we try!
This week, we're still concentrating on signing up kids for the Summer Reading Club, but next week we'll bring back our weekly programs (Toddler Time, Mother Goose on the Loose, Family Storytime, Monday Movies, Open Art Studios) and start our special programs and performers. Whew!
Oh, and here's a special message one of our young patrons left for us on Saturday: