My second day at Goodman South took me to Lincoln Elementary School. The school is just around the corner from the library so it was quick ride to the school. The purpose of the school visit was to encourage children to sign up for the summer reading program. The presentation format was quite engaging. Two librarians did a skit between each other. One was doing the interview and the other was Hermann the Worm (a puppet).
Through Hermann the Worm’s interview, they explained every detail of the summer reading program. They explained these details:
- The different programs and the cost (free).
- The prizes that can be obtained, how, when (four books or hours per prize and four total prizes).
- How to get a library card (yes, quite a few admitted they didn’t have one).
After the rain cleared up we did a bracelet craft. We took rubber bracelets and decorated them with different types of decals that ranged from googly-eyes to shiny diamonds. This event was right at the library’s front door so it was a great opportunity to show the library’s involvement in the community and create new relationships with surrounding businesses and organizations. I am really looking forward to the next three weeks.