We did it! We made it through the week!
This Thursday we hosted our third annual African American Read-In, and I am really proud of the work put in to make the day a success. Inspired by this tweet, we decided to make faces to put on windows around the library. The end result was awesome, and the hours of work put in by students and library staff was so worth it. A HUGE shout out to the students who came in during their lunch, their free periods, and after school to make this happen. Also, a thanks to my advisory and Ms. Josey’s advisory for braiding a whole lot of yarn.
The actual day of the read-in was great. We had over 125 students come through to enjoy books by African American authors, taking time to just relax and read. Thank you to those teachers who brought their classes in and to the students who came in during their free time to read with us.
In between making art and pulling books and setting up the event, we also prepared to give a presentation to the entire school faculty about our libraries. No biggie. Just 25 minutes to tell everyone we work with all they need to know about what we do here. It turned out great and I think everyone got to know the libraries at least a little better.
Now I’m off to enjoy this three day weekend!