Washington County Library had their first Hackathon yesterday, November 3rd. It started out with being a small team project and ended up becoming a huge endeavor. Our administrative team helped a lot with the logistics of planning the actual event and setting up for it the day before/morning of. They also took care of the … Continue reading Teen Hackathon 2018
One of my favorite classes in graduate school was Reader's Advisory and Genre Fiction. I took it during the winter semester, so all of the coursework was crammed into five weeks. I read 4-6 books every week, and I absolutely loved it. We explored all the major genres and each genre's subgenres. I had so much … Continue reading Mystery Fiction Program
When I found out that my husband had gotten into law school in Minneapolis, I started doing research on the libraries in the Twin Cities. I found a picture of the central library in downtown Minneapolis. I had never seen a library like it in person and I was so excited that not only was … Continue reading Minneapolis Central Library
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
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.