Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fire in the Library!

My heart aches as I write this, but there was a fire at our elementary school early this morning. Damage was contained and no one was injured, which we are all thankfull for. However, the damage was contained to the library. I haven't seen the library yet, so am hopefull that all the books aren't irreparable. Sources say we will be allowed to survey the damage later this week, and by then will have a better idea of how to move forward.

I'd like to thank everyone in the community and the students at the other buildings for the outpouring of support. There were several mentions of book drives, donations, and fundraisers. For right now we are holding all that in reserve (except for one thing) as we get a complete picture of the damage and the road forward.

The one exception for fundraising has to do with the upcoming middle school book fair. We will be having jars set up during the book fair for students, parents, and community memebers to make cash donations with funds being used to restore the library (furniture, books, or other we don't know what yet). The program is part of Scholastics All for Books. Click HERE for information about the book fair.

If you have any questions about the library, please email me at aolson[@]

Friday, April 26, 2013

Good Press!

We had some good press this week in one of the local papers. Thanks to Gretta Stark for the interview and to Ms. Tate and Ms. Loenser for the collaborations!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Once Upon a Time...

Once upon a time, there was a library lady who wanted to share all of the cool things she found. There were videos and infographics  articles, links, and personal thoughts that she felt that people would be interested in knowing. But how should she share it? She tried Delicious, and though it tasted great, it wasn't great for everything she wanted to share. YouTube playlists worked for videos but nothing else. And tumbler seemed to kitschy to be long-lasting. Finally it was decided, a blog was the way to go.

Now you can benefit from her this library ladies hours of online stumbling, twitter following, and YouTube trending goodness. Use an RSS reader to keep up to date, or bookmark (favorite) and check back often.

Welcome to Library Land all you Panthers. We hope you enjoy exploring and sharing, creating and commenting, celebrating and pondering all of the awesome things that appear. DFTBA!