Thursday, October 24, 2013

Library

I spent a long time at the library yesterday.  A new book order came in so I was putting on the spine labels, covering them with plastic, and affixing the bar codes so the librarian could get them in the catalog.  I was there from a little after 2 p.m. until 7.

I had walked to the library so I could get some exercise in, but the librarian gave me a ride home because I stayed late and it was quite dark by that time.
Also quite cold.

I put in library hours again today, even though I was home.  I made birds for the flannel board for an upcoming story time.  I made sample craft projects--sandpaper gingerbread boys and a Christmas tree ornament.  The librarian plans story hour with books on a specific topic and then has related music and crafts for the kids to complete.  She pretty much has the year planned.  What did we do before Pinterest??  It is a great source for craft ideas.


I am not sure quite how I got to be the official craft lady of the library, but it is a job I am quite content with doing.


After I made the samples, I made the cut outs so they would be ready for the story time person.


17 comments:

  1. Wow, you are talented and not just a volunteer. They must be really happy with you!

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  2. I would be the last person on earth chosen for Craft Lady. I envy your talent.

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  3. The library is lucky to have such a dedicated and talented volunteer. And I'm sure you love volunteering there!! Wonderful way to enrich a child's life!!!

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  4. I love your little felt birds! The library is very lucky to have you.

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  5. I was a storytime lady at my city's library for 20 years and I would have just treasured a volunteer like you! You are worth your weight in gold. Isn't the library just the best place to work, whether it is for a salary or volunteering?!?!

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  6. Well, that looks like fun. And your work will be so appreciated.

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  7. Crafts are so much fun. I used to make hand puppets. That's something a librarian might like to use during shows for the kids.

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  8. Good for you. Great work and I am assuming it is enjoyable. I definitely need to find a good project for volunteering.

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  9. I'd say they picked the right person. I'm the least crafty person I know but appreciate those who are. I love those adorable birds. Keep up the good work.

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  10. Commenting on crafts is probably going to get my male gender membership card revoked, I have already been put on notice, but I do like your flannel board birds. The are identifiable to real species rather than just cartoon like birds. Very nice.

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    1. It does bother just a tad that they are not to scale.

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    2. That happened with me once when we helped my son with a 4 th grade planets model. He had styrofoam balls for the planets of different diameters and we mounted them in fairly large cardboard box. I knew the scale had to be way off for the diameters and the average orbital radii and it bothered me. So I included a chart in the background. Based on a 1.5 inch diameter Earth, (don't hold me to the figures I am going by memory) the sun should have been 88 feet in diameter and Pluto's average orbital radius should have been 6.4 miles. After including the chart I felt a lot better about the hokey scaling.

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  11. The library is lucky to have you volunteering there. I thought that your little gingerbread man and the Santa ornament were very cute, but your little birds were my favorites. They would be wonderful throughout the branches of a Christmas tree. The little goldfinch looks just like the ones in my zinnias this past summer.

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  12. Thank-you for all the kind words. I do enjoy doing the background prep and then handing it all over for someone else to deal with the pre-schoolers. I have decided that I will definitely look into volunteer opportunities when I return to FLorida for the winter. I will need new routines there. I know that for sure based on the recent trip.

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  13. You are a blessing to the library - this is a meditation all its own!

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  14. I think your library is very lucky to have you. I especially like the sweet birds.

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  15. I like all the crafts but the birds are especially cute! I'm imagining them as Christmas tree ornaments. Can I ask where you found the pattern?

    The library is lucky to have you volunteering for them!

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