Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August Projects

To our patrons, it might appear that we take the month of August "off" since we take a break from programming in August. While it's true that most of my staff is taking some vacation time in August since we're too busy during June & July to take vacation, we have also been super busy this month!

Here are a few of the things on my "August Project" list that I've been working on:

  • Attending faculty meetings at local schools and preschools to sign teachers up for School Collection cards and promote programs we can bring into the classroom
  • Contacting teachers and organizations to schedule booktalking and readaloud programs for the school year
  • Learning and implementing a new scheduling software
  • Cleaning out our programming room, reorganizing, surplussing damaged and worn furniture, and generally sprucing things up 
  • Figuring out how to catalog and circulate our new circulating flannel stories collection that we'll be promoting to teachers this fall
  • Planning baby storytimes for September through December
  • Planning monthly Preschool Lab programs
  • Ordering and finding places for new toys that we'll be using during the playtime that we're adding to our Preschool Explorers programs
  • Going through the catalog to assess lost books and order replacements where we can

I always feel like my time to complete projects will completely dry up in September when programs start, but that's not really the case. I just like getting as many major projects done as I can before we're back in the swing of things!

(And HEY, at least we're not transitioning to a new ILS this August!)

What's on your "August Project" (or September Project or general project) list?