The Handmaid's Tale audiobook by Margaret Atwood is narrated by Claire Danes. I requested it after noticing that a patron at my library had requested it. Claire Danes is a wonderful narrator and the book is beautifully written. The Woman in the Window audiobook by A.J. Finn is narrated by Ann Marie Lee. The narration is … Continue reading What I Checked Out in July
After reading your article that was published on the Forbes website yesterday about why Amazon should replace public libraries, I have a recommendation for you. Visit your public library. If you did, you would see how much we still offer. While you're there, start a conversation with the circulation staff. Take into account though that … Continue reading Dear Panos Mourdoukoutas
A few weeks ago, I ran a Virtual Reality program at a community center near my library. It was a really great experience and I loved being able to introduce VR to a new audience. I used Oculus Rift on an Alienware laptop. While the program ran smoothly, I ran into a personal issue. This … Continue reading Makeup for VR
I was first introduced to hotspots in 2015 when I was working in a small rural library outside of Las Vegas, NV. The library district was working on renovating all eleven of the rural branches. Before we could renovate, the director that oversaw the rural libraries had everyone go through every crevice and throw out … Continue reading Wi-Fi Hotspots
"All children are really orphans. At heart, a child has nothing to do with its parents, its background, its last name, its gender, its family trade. It is a brand-new person, and it is born with the only legacy that all individuals inherit when they open their eyes in this world: the inalienable right to … Continue reading The Lonely Hearts Hotel
A few months ago, my branch manager approached me about building a kit that would be shared among the libraries in Washington County, Minnesota. She introduced me to these little robots called Bee-Bots. These tiny adorable machines are designed to teach computer programming to young children. It immediately reminded me of a tabletop game called Robo … Continue reading Bee-Bots
Our social media specialist is running a campaign on the library's various social media pages, introducing patrons to library employees. This was shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.