Hi again, just another post to let you know that I am NOT blog fading. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed and my focus has 100% been on getting my library ready for reopening tomorrow, with all the excitement and anxiety that carries. I haven’t been checking my personal emails – I come home and crash, so I haven’t even been reading much these last two weeks! – and expect to be a little terrified and assume the fetal position when I do finally log on.
On Saturday, I joined two librarian colleagues and we held a live, in-person Outreach storytime at Roosevelt Island’s Urban Farm. It was the first live storytime I’ve done in at least 16 months, and the first in-person Outreach my library has held in the same amount of time. It was incredible, and was the battery recharge I was looking for to carry me into the reopening phase.
Our library? We’re still unpacking boxes, weeding collections, and shelving books, but we’re ready for tomorrow. As ready as we’re going to get right now, but I think we’re in pretty good shape. The machines all crashed when I was trying to get them ready for action, so we’ll see where that takes me; luckily, I know how to quickly, manually process book borrowing, just in case.
Opening Day Outfit: This shirt, black trousers, iridescent pink Doc Martens, cardigan at the ready if the a/c is working (don’t bet on it):
I’ve got a virtual program with my friend and colleague, Sara, tomorrow morning, so I’ll get a little space for a breather right after we open. I can’t wait! And now, to prepare my lunch and lay out my clothes. Here we go. Thanks for sticking with me.