Grafton Public Library

Weekly Report: May 23-29

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Borrower Services staff managed the adult circ desk, delivery, museum passes, the lobby, room reservations and Automatic Materials Handling equipment. We assisted patrons, placed holds, and supervised volunteers.

Allie added screen reader text for all photos and graphics in June newsletter, worked on newsletter content and graphics, room requests, provided fax and printing assistance, created an endcap and featured museum display posters for June, assisting Friends for Book Sale, ran a report for patrons interested in library newsletter, added contacts to newsletter, transferred Google drive files to Library Shares/Staff Shares, worked on Readers Advisory Database, reset staffConnect gate, created June event calendar printout for Adult Services, reinstalled Star Printer in sorting room. Jane ran the “items with alerts” report, and the “patrons with wrong home library” report, making corrections as needed, and added titles from the NYTimes Best Seller list to carts. Ranjita worked on Library of Things, checked battery status in the Community rooms, and processed new material. Sandhya ordered books for the June display, updated museum information on Tixkeeper and Google docs, cleared expired holds, worked with Bibliotheca to fix sorting rules, updated website information, processed Interlibrary loans, and conducted two notary appointments. Susan supervised the team, prepared an employee review, processed Home Delivery, placed holds for Crescent Manor residents, participated in moving the 2nd reference work station to be closer to adult circulation, recruited subs to fill schedule gaps, assisted the Historical Society with microphones for their event, and began staff training on running reports.

Children’s Services
Sarah assisted with the 3rd grade Grafton History Day field Trip, shopped for Fun Fair prizes, held a CR staff meeting, Coordinated possible the Blade/First Lady of the Commonwealth visit, presented Toddler Time, Preschool, and Willard House storytime programming, and prepped for Fun Fair. Jen presented on the Summer Library Program to 3rd grade during Grafton History Day, updated EventKeeper and Social media, put together resources to share with parents, attended the CR staff meeting, and ran the Library Baby program. Cyndi gave tours to the 3rd grade during Grafton History Day, attended MLA, attended the CR staff meeting, organized the library of things, and assisted patrons. Mare attended the CR staff meeting, attended MLA, followed up with Library volunteers, and assisted patrons. Stacie attended the CR staff meeting, prepped for summer programming, and began a summer reading Pinterest board. Kristin attended the CR staff meeting, presented at NGES’s parents night, and reached out to the local schools.

Teen Services
This week Children’s and Teen Services Librarians purchased items to put together a basket to donate to the upcoming Fun Fair at NGES. Our two basket themes are summer fun and crafts. The summer fun basket has a hoverboard, outdoor games, bubbles and more. The other is a rolling 3-tier cart filled with kid crafts and supplies. Allison created a flyer for use at outreach events and to share with schools about the summer reading program and I continue to work on the summer challenge on Beanstack.
Last Friday was the first anime club for teens at the library. We had two teens that were already well versed in anime and they had a good time. Once staff able to get CPR certified, they will be excited to bring various Japanese snacks to the events as well as other food related activities such as “make your own rice balls”. Monday Sarah S set up the LGBTQ+ Pride month Display and she is very excited to still have plenty of books in the collection to fill any gaps. Sarah also pulled books for the adult pride month nonfiction display upstairs next week. Tuesday was the first teen manga book club; we had teens join as well as others to get the book for next month. A display was also set up for Juneteenth. Teen Make Your Own Zine workshop date was finalized for July.

Reference Services
This week Heidi hosted the “Reads Well with Others” Book Discussion of the book Home to Woefield by Susan Juby. Heidi also answered reference questions, made library cards for people, facilitated the Trustees Meeting, planned programs and advertised library events.

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