Promoting Authors


     I admit it!  I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to getting my picture taken with authors at TLA or during the Texas Book Festival.  There’s just something about meeting the author of a book that brings out the little kid in me and I get totally excited!      …

Summer Time Planning

           Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year… but not for the reasons that you may think… (sleeping in late, laying out in the sun, going to see movies, etc.)  Don’t get me wrong….I absolutely LOVE those things, but what really makes summertime my happy place is that special feeling…

Promoting Your Library


     Well, another year has flown by and I’ve been busy working on my End of the Year Library report.  This year, our district coordinator revamped what was needed, so it wasn’t the “hair-pulling-out-horror” that we had had in the past!  (Think excel spreadsheets with LOTS of pre-set function cells!)        Instead, we…

New Book Happy Dance!

     Have you ever come across a book that fits perfectly with a lesson you do or an idea you have and then you uncontrollably break out into a happy dance!?  That’s exactly how I felt when I came across this book: Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak Ph.D.       I periodically…

Advertising New Books


     Have I told you that I love buying new books for the library!  (I personally think that it’s directly tied to my love of new school supplies!)  When the new books come in, my receptionist lets me know right away, and I always do a HAPPY DANCE as I go pick up the boxes….

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