Introduce kids to the library and its role in the community
Introduce kids and teachers to the different functions of library staff
Give kids and teachers a sense of community ownership of the library
Promote school/library cooperation
10-15 Minute Tour
Start upstairs at the director’s office
The director is the principal of the library. She helps everyone do their jobs, makes sure the library runs smoothly and represents the library to the community.
Mr. Chad and his helpers do all the things for grown-ups that we do for kids - fun programs, new books, helps with computers and visits people who can’t come to the library.
Downstairs - Information desk
A place for grown-ups to ask questions. Kids can ask questions here too, if there is no one at the children’s desk!
This is where the materials circulate. Circulation staff help keep track of who checks out what, remind you to return your books, put the books away, and answer questions about checking out books, fines, etc.
This is where kids can ask questions! If you need help finding something, want a recommendation for a good book, need help with your homework, or want to find out what’s going on for kids in the library. Only Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Jess work here, so if there isn’t someone at the children’s desk you can go ask up front.
Ms. Lindsay is in charge of putting all the information about the books into the computer, so we can find them in the catalog.
Ms. Lisa puts the covers on the books and fixes the broken books.
Discussion of where new materials (and the money for them) comes from
Back to circulation - go through the work room to Storyroom
10-15 Minute Craft and Storytime
Decorate people who are important in the community. Kids leave people to be put up on the wall. Try to discourage ninjas. There are no ninjas in Elkhorn and if there were they would not be an important part of the community.
The Fox in the library by Pauli (change the sentence about only checking out 10 books)
The Book that eats people by Perry
Backup books - Chester trilogy by Watt and Cats by Schwarz (in professional collection)