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I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.

"Very Hungry Caterpillar" Events Board

One aspect of being a librarian, especially a children's librarian, that people don't really think about is program marketing. You can plan the most awesome events in the world, but if you don't advertise them, nobody will show up! This is actually something that hadn't even thought about, but thankfully, I have a fantastic supervisor at my internship and she is very dedicated to showing me everything I need to know about my career. She told me that she actually dedicates more time to marketing her programs than she does to planning them - and, for that reason, it's really important that I get experience with that, too! 

 

It just so happens that, up until Wednesday, the library where I intern at did not have an events board. They mainly rely on social media and flyers to advertise programs, but my supervisor thought about it, and she felt that maybe an events board inside the library would be helpful, too - and she asked me to create it! 

 

 

After some Pinterest research, this is what I came up with. It's mainly based off of a bulletin board that was featured on the blog of library paraprofessional Carrie Roer, but, as you can see, I did tweak it a bit. We don't have a bulletin board near the children's library, so I chose to use an easel and poster board instead. Because I had much more limited space to work with, I chose not to incorporate the foods that the hungry caterpillar eats in his book. Rather than printing out the circles from the computer, I felt that it would be more efficient to trace them on construction paper, cut them out, and laminate them. That way, we don't need to print out new circles every week - we can just erase the previous week's events and write new ones using a dry erase marker. 

 

Overall, I'm really happy with how this turned out! Hopefully, it will catch the eyes of our patrons and will bring in a few more people to our children's programs.