Here is what I did NOT learn in library school. There will be no money…zilch, zero, nada. You will have to bake things and make things if you want to offer cool programs. Attention library school directors everywhere please start adding “how to beg for money’ to your curriculum.
The Pendleton Public Library needs new teen shelving real bad! In an attempt to cull together enough nickels and dimes to revamp our teen reading corner we began making and selling book pendants in the library. The necklaces, which feature the cover images/and or popular quotes from favorite books have been selling at a steady rate for the last three months. Harry Potter is without a doubt our largest seller. From images of the Maruder’s Map to “I Solemly Swear that I’m up to no Good”, readers young and old are more than willing to throw down 12.00 for the opportunity to show the world their undying, unaging, devotion to J.K. Rowlings boy who lived.
So…here’s the thing. Shelving is expensive. We need to sell a LOT more necklaces. Please please please come buy a necklace so I can buy more Young Adult books and finally give teens a place to sit and read them!