Grafton Public Library

Weekly Report, July 12-16

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Staff attended a Reader’s Advisory training on the Fantasy genre and an EventKeeper Room Reservation training. Sarah attended School Library Journal’s Picture Book Palooza training. Beth received training in the Library HVAC system.

Various staff, Friends and Trustees attended the Friends Annual Meeting on Sunday July 11.

We delivered 13 items to 4 patrons via Home Delivery service.

We hosted several virtual programs. Only one person attended a session hosted by several area libraries with Joel Christian Gill, but over a dozen attended a program with a cat behaviorist.

Beth attended many, many construction and moving logistics related meetings, reviewed job applications, and reviewed the revised library policies with Town Counsel.

Eileen worked on encumbrances and purchase orders.

Donna cataloged the many new books arriving.

Sandhya updated museum pass information and called people who may have left w/o checking out their holds. NOTE: Items on hold, unlike curbside, are NOT checked out!

Susan worked on purchasing new fiction, audiobooks and DVDs; managing lobby coverage; planning delivery procedures during closure.

Allie worked on NYT bestseller list updates and the Library newsletter, while Jen worked on the Children’s Room newsletter

Sarah hosted a fox paint night for tweens; Sarah and Allison ran a LEGO mini build cat & dog program.

Sarah, Sandhya, and Jen helped to care for the Library’s caterpillars and released a butterfly.

Cyndi worked on the staff schedule and reviewed draft policies.
Children’s Room staff prepared make and take kits for pick up and put them out for patrons.

Allison worked on planning the Winter Reading Program (Disney themed!) and an interim Fall challenge on Beanstack.

Staff met on several occasions in small groups at the new library to begin planning workflow and operations back at 35 Grafton Common.

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