Summer Reading is Over!!! Now What Do I Do?


Our Summer Reading Program ended on August 1st (happy dance).  This was our most successful summer ever with 953 kids from age birth to 5th grade participating.  Needless to say, we were all exhausted.
Within one week of the program ending, all the decorations were taken down, the prizes were put away, and the library went back to business as usual.
And I had nothing to do.
Ok, not really but August is a strange month for me.  After so many months of intense focus on this one program, I always feel lost when Summer Reading ends.  Even though there are 500 things that need to be done, I literally feel like I have no idea what to do.  I have a hard time turning off my Summer Reading Brain and going back to Rest of the Year Librarian Brain.

Thankfully, I have had a few things that have forced me back to reality.  Currently, my library is interviewing for a new teen librarian and we will have one (hopefully!) soon.  There have also been school visits to schedule, along with new cards to issue the students.  I’ve also been getting ready for the CYPD Conference that is coming up over the weekend.

Does anyone else have trouble coming back to regular library life after Summer Reading?



2 thoughts on “Summer Reading is Over!!! Now What Do I Do?

  1. This year, I made a list of August Projects…. I got about half of them done. 😉 We were inundated with outreach requests this year, though, so I spent a lot of time coordinating and scheduling visits this month. Storytimes start up next week… I think I’m ready??????


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