Grafton Public Library

Weekly Report: Sept 13-17, 2021

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Beth continued to triage construction issues and worked on a proposal to hire Bibliotemps. The Board of Library Trustees met and approved a Meeting Room Policy and Facilities Rental policy. Beth was out for half the week in observance of High Holidays.
A dozen staff attending a training webinar on the Electric Vehicle Charging Station.

Circulation staff practiced with the A/V system and gave a tour to someone from the Small Stones Art Festival, in preparation for their upcoming program; shifted materials; organized supplies; moved boxes.

Jane worked on the NYTimes bestseller list with Ranjita and attended a webinar on The Efficient Library. Allie created genre templates for RA; worked on the Library Newsletter; spotlight on fiction summary; printer set-up; Novelist research: promoting library materials. Ranjita did a First-Aid inventory and worked the 100 Novels project. She and Sandhya shifted oversized books; worked on distribution of surplus metal bookends to other libraries
Sandhya also did Tixkeeper updates and responded to Facebook messages.

Susan supervised shifting of material; worked on monthly stats; ordered supplies; submitted orders for audiobooks and large print material; developed task lists for staff; and did self-check troubleshooting with Bibliotheca.

Heidi answered reference questions, questions about the Senior Book Club, when will we be open, room use, Hoopla, library accounts, museum passes, holds (can you change where I pick them up?), and where they can return materials. She updated library accounts and made new ones for patrons, and facilitated the “Not Just for Young Adults” Book Group where we discussed The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda.

Allison worked on end of summer reading things including: having Beanstack select winners for gift cards, organizing patron submitted photos of activities and figuring out who earned summer reading tags.

Sarah reached out to Allison and Heidi about booking art programs for this fall, contacted Pop Up Art School, submitted final SLP stats to MLS, attended two webinars (Anti-Racist Education: Building Your Inclusive Collection & Curriculum and Worthy Kids Author Extravaganza!), submitted August Stats and narrative to Beth, followed up with patrons needing assistance with SLP activity codes and damaged items due to a unexpected flood in their classroom, communicated with ATA about upcomming music programming at the library, and booked the fall session of the YFCP grant funded program, Young Sceientists, with STEM Beginnings.

Sarah, Cyndi, and Kristin discussed upcoming October programming. Cyndi looked into storage solutions from the approved vendor list, organized and inventoried the CR game collection, brainstormed programming ideas, and added month stickers to all of our new books. Jen worked on the online Calendar of Events and the October CR newsletter. Mare reviewed volunteer applications and organized volunteer correspondence.

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