Those hazy lazy days of summer are nonexistent for public librarians working with teens. I began my career as a librarian working in teen services at a small community branch library. How quickly I forgot how crazy it is to host so many programs in such a short time. I spent two years working in reference and didn’t have the crazy schedule. Summer is a more low-key time in adult services. This month I have at least two a week.
So far this summer, my staff and I have hosted laser tag, several crafts, video games and other activities. I had a colleague teach a yoga class and I hosted a Minute to Win it game to kick off the summer. It’s been fun to see the kids come to these activities. My library branch is in a low-income area and I’m glad that I can expose these kids to things they might not be able to do otherwise.