Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Quick Recap & A Little Bit of Sunshine

It has been a crazy week!  I usually reserve The Serpentine Library for discussions/posts about books or other blogging related thing - so forgive me for taking a few minutes to talk about the crazy week I had (most of it is books related). You can skip to the book part now if you'd like, I won't mind. . .

I'm lucky that I get to work at a library that is in a new building (that's it down there).  It's beautiful and green, and the children/teen area is bright and colorful.  One whole wall of our room is a replica of a famous house in town (the house from the first set of American Girl books by Valerie Tripp).  By now, you're probably saying: yeah, okay get on with it. 

When we moved the library in August there was a mad scramble for shelving/bookcase and other organizational furniture for the offices.  Well, the youth services office got the lowest priority, so we've had no shelving or bookcases and everything has been in boxes for 6 months.  And when I say everything, I mean pretty much everything: reference books, storytime materials, program materials - a ton of stuff.  We kept hearing that we would be getting shelving or bookcases soon, but they never came.  Until, earlier this week, when miracle of miracles 3 lovely bookcases appeared in our office.  It has been so nice unpacking boxes and finding homes for everything!  I am a bit OCD when it comes to organization, so I'm very excited that the office is finally organized!


Okay, on to the book/blogging related part:

The first thing is that I've received this great award from Sarah's Book Reviews.  Thanks Sarah!  

I have had so much fun blogging and meeting so many great people and bloggers.  I love talking about books and giving and receiving recommendations.  It is so nice to have people to do that with - most of my friends roll their eyes when I start talking books around them.  So thank you to everyone who has checked out The Serpentine Library and made a comment!

The exciting part is passing this award along to other great bloggers.  If you haven't checked out these blogs, you definitely should!


Secondly, The Story Siren has this awesome monthly feature called "Fresh Face Friday" in which she showcases new blogs.  This Friday she included The Serpentine Library!  I was so excited when I found out!  (Thanks to Jami for letting me know :)).  A big thank you to Kristi at The Story Siren for everything she does to educate new bloggers and promote blogging in general.  Everyone should visit The Story Siren.


The last thing, I promise, is that I love to podcast! We have been lucky, at the library, that so far we've been able to interview some great authors. And yesterday was no exception. We got to interview a debut author, whose book is one of my favorite reads of this year. I can't reveal who it is, as we have this no spoiler policy and it takes us awhile to edit each podcast and get it ready for publication, but it was a fun interview and I can't wait for everyone to hear it. You can check out the rest of our interviews at The Mount Kisco Library Podcast, where you can find fun and informative interviews with Kristin Cashore, Saundra Mitchell, and Carrie Ryan among others.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Congrats on the award!! Thank you so much for passing it on to me!!! The pic on the award is so cute :) Thanks so much!!!!

  2. Congrats on your award!

    Oh and I would love to work in a library or a bookstore. Just being around books makes me feel good. Hehe, and I tend to get a bit OCD too when it comes to organization. :P

  3. Ooh, what a nice library! Congrats on your award (and thank you so much for passing it along to me)! I'm favoriting the podcast site so I can check it out (and listen to some) tonight!

    And the Wish prize pack just arrived today! Thank you so much!!! :)

  4. Your library looks lovely - much bigger & nicer than my local one. I was really happy for you when I spotted you over on Story Siren :o)

    Hope you have a good week!

  5. Congrats on the award! Thank you so much for passing it on to me, it's my first award! You have a really nice library. I would love to work at one :)

  6. Your library looks beautiful! Sadly the youth services department often does get a lower priority. I'm glad your shelves arrived! Must be nice not living out of boxes. Congratulations on your blog award. Here is another award for your blog.

  7. WOW! Thanks for passing it along to me! And congrats on yours! In our library the YA and children's section is the smallest, but it always has the most people! I'm happy you got your shelves. Books are not meant to live in boxes, they are meant to be displayed. Thanks again :)

  8. I want to visit your library-it looks and sounds amazing! Yay for the new shelving-I always get excited when I get to re-arrange and organize my office and teen space.

  9. Lea - Glad to hear that the Wish goodies arrived!

    Sarah - thanks so much!

    Christina T. - I wonder if the OCD is a librarian thing :-) Thanks for the award!


Thanks for commenting! Comments are like cookies; they should be made and shared often.

The Serpentine Library is an award free zone. I appreciate that you may want to pass along an award and I thank you for that. Blogging is about sharing a love for reading and books and I would like to make that this blog's first priority.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...