May is My Month

May 17, 2012

April 13, 2012 was the 1 year anniversary of my first day as Library Director of Muir Library in Winnebago, MN! And, of course, I was too busy to write something then. I think I tweeted about it, though…

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May is my month!

Throughout the last year, I’ve essentially been “keeping up” and trying to learn as I go, but May is a month I’ve already lived through at the library, so I know what to expect. [Insert enormous sigh of relief]

Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love my job at this library! I get to interact with curious readers and potential-readers each and every day! But, there was a definite learning curve to this position and I now feel more comfortable having one year of experience.

So – why is May MY month? Here’s why… I have no programming going on at the library in May, so I have more time to spend preparing for June 4 – the first day of the Summer Reading Program at the library; I’m working on some awesome programming opportunities for this Fall. This month also has me taking a few afternoons off to get my garden planted, go on bike rides and read books I’m going to talk up to the kids during the summer.

It’s important to take time for yourself, professionally and personally, even if you feel like you’ll never be able to keep up with your everyday tasks. Schedule the time into your life and make sure you take it!

My honey and I dressed up for a wedding last weekend.
(Congratulations, Amanda and Tom!)

My new favorite smoothie recipe! I made it up…
(no picture because I drank it too fast!)

1 banana
4-5 kale leaves
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of honey
1/2 cup water

cut up banana
rip stems off of kale and rip kale into pieces
blend

makes 1 16oz serving


Share YOUR Story with Muir Library

May 5, 2011

It’s Summer Reading Program planning time! Actually, I’m probably behind in the planning process because I just recently started my position at Muir Library in Winnebago, Minn., but that just means I’m working even harder to have a successful first Summer Reading Program. A more in-depth post about programming in a rural library will come soon, but in the meantime, please pass this to your contacts- near and far.

Share YOUR Story with Muir Library!

This year’s Summer Reading program theme is One World, Many Stories. I’d love to have stories and postcards from different states and countries to share with the participants at Muir Library.
Please consider sending us a postcard – who knows – we may also send one back!

Our address is:
Muir Library
36 Main St. N
P.O. Box 218
Winnebago, Mn 56098

Thanks – Heidi

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