It’s Christmas time in the library!

13 Dec

Or really close to it, at least.  I love this time of year because it’s Christmas and Christmas rocks my world, and it’s the longest break we have in a calendar year.  The students will be gone for nearly a month, so it’s when we can get a lot of things done without feeling hectic and switch-tasking like crazy.  It makes us a more effective library team when we can take care of “housekeeping” activities without fielding questions, circulating materials and processing patrons.

And it’s a nice, quiet atmosphere that’s kept from feeling deserted by the students that come in over the break.  We’re still open to the public for limited hours, and a few do take advantage of that.  But mostly, it’s quiet and cozy, and I like it that way.

I love the local library programming for Christmas, too: making puppets, wreaths or ornaments in a crafting workshop, story time in the children’s room (and teens sneaking in), parents bringing in their little ones trying to find the best story for the trip home to see the rest of the family.  It’s a community time of year, when libraries of all walks can shine.

In the spirit of the holiday, I am taking a brief break from regular posting.  You might see something quick and less relevant than usual, but I too want to enjoy the time of year with my family.  Regular posting will resume the first of the year.

What does Christmas mean for your library?

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