Springing into Summer
a tease at what's to come (as soon as I break free from my room 🤗)
Our school year has officially ended! Cue all the sighs of relief and shrieks of joy for summer break! Also: cue the covid outbreak. Yep, that’s right. I write you this newsletter from my tower of isolation. It took, what, two and half years, but we were finally hit. I’m thankful for vaccines doing their job as the two of us who got it have had very mild symptoms thankfully (especially for my daughter).
If there is one consolation, it’s that I’ve been able to take this time to catch up on a lot of bookish and writerly things that had gone by the wayside at the end of the school year and the beginning of all-star season (2 kids are deep in the throes of all-stars!).
So for today’s newsletter, I just wanted to say hello, and also tell you that I’m working on a few newsletters that I hope to send you way shortly.
I finished up two Library Technology classes this semester: intro to technical services (wowsers, that one was intense! I will spare you for the details on cataloguing, acquisitions, bibliographic records, etc, etc, but I learned a LOT to say the least).
I am working on something to share from my children’s and youth services class, since that topic is at the heart of this Substack. I can’t bear to send it out without any book pics so as soon as I can wrangle a bunch of books off my shelf it will be on its way to you. I’m also working on a couple of book lists to share that I hope will be very useful for those of you with middle grade readers (whether your own or those you teach or welcome into your library).
Other start-of-summer updates…. You can see what I’ve been reading over at my StoryGraph profile (I’m so ready for some major beach and pool reading!). I’ve also been catching up on my bullet journal, casually looking for school library jobs, watching a few fun things, and dreaming of getting back into the kitchen after spending so much time up in my room.
Hope your summer is starting off swimmingly.