The morning started out with AM JumpStart. JumpStart is for babies 6 – 23 months old & adult. It features classic nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs & books, all designed to help children develop listening & motor skills while learning language & story patterns. Ideally this is a one-on-one child & parent interaction. The room is set up and the bell is rung. During this time Jenny and Carolyn read stories, hug puppets, and present power point tips. Everyone sat in a cycle to watch and participate. Kate brought me into the room to bear witness to this fun event.
Then there was Toddler Time drop-in Storytime. Toddler Time drop-in Storytime is for all ages to enjoy storytime with music and more. Again the bell rings calling happy faces in for more entertainment. Songs were song and more stories were told.
Then I was shown different activities done by the more experienced staff for future reference. In preparation for the moving of the graphic novels collection, new tags were placed on books, marking the new location. A new book discussion group signed up, the Random Readers, and put the book Three Cups of Tea on hold.
After lunch I had a cartload of new books to discharge and re-shelve. The new books are on specific shelves, located in the front when you first walk into the Youth Services Department. First are the new CD’s, then the nonfiction, fiction, ya, and series. The new picture books go on the top of the selves in the picture book area. You have to pay attention to the stickers. There were blue bars for early reader, yellow for parents, red for series, and witches for Halloween.