when a woman calls to put books on hold for her college aged daughter’s summer course, who is clearly in the same room.)
(i try so hard not to judge, but COME ON!)
three weeks after the boston marathon bombing, an eloquent post from Murakami on the event and the lingering trauma. for those of you who only know his fiction, he wrote a delightful small book called What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. he’s a runner, one of us.
When you’re doing a workshop or something, and you have a signup sheet, how do you walk the line between holding people accountable and being, you know, nice and still attractive as an institution?
For Art Week, especially with the littlest kids, we were filled up with a wait list. And then there were a lot of no-shows, and I could have let the wait listers in if only I’d known. Do you get email addresses and send out a reminder? Call the day before?
So, I do adult programming. Most of our programs are open, but on occasion we’ve had to limit. I make that super clear- Registration required on all marketing. Our calendar system sends out an email to everyone, which helps, or I will do the same. No email addresses, we call. We ask people to confirm as there is a waitlist and we’d love to extend to other people if they can’t make it. I also let people know that sometimes there are no shows so they are welcome to come the day of and see what happens, no guarantees though. I haven’t experienced any repeat offenders… but this seems to work well. Good luck!
Election Day in Massachusetts! #vote
Not our first choice for a bookmark, but seems fitting for this title. #librarylife
Library life. BPL. #nofilter