Summer is here.

July 5th, 2006 by cathy

Sigh. Summer is here and I can’t wait for fall. Not only is fall my favorite time of year, but the summer is way too hot.

Oh and there are kids and teens everywhere! They just don’t know what to do with themselves, so they make out in the back of the stacks (teens), race in between the shelves (kids), set fires and spray paint the building (teens), scream at the top of their lungs when their sister/brother beats them up (kids), and generally run amok (everybody).

There are also some good things though. Some of them are doing the summer reading program, and try to read as much as they can. When I called the kids/teens that won prizes on Friday, a couple of them started screaming for joy. On of the teens came to the library within five minutes of finding out, and one of the kids within the half hour. That makes me happy.

I have a teen writing group, and at my first meeting two teens showed up! That’s great considering I expected none. We talked about the things that we liked to write, and then we created a character. Each of us (including me) are going to write a story about the girl and then bring it to the group at our next meeting.

Finally on Friday, I had a princess/knight tea party. This was fabulous! Everyone got dressed up, including our one knight and looked great. I even got dressed up in my wedding crinoline, a deep purple bride’s maid dress I had, and a realistic wig (since my hair is too short to be a princess’). I announced all the princesses (and knight) as they came into the room. Our youngest was a year and a half and our oldest was eight. Everyone had a blast. Some of them even tried the tea. I asked everyone to bring a tea cup and most did. We ate little sandwiches and little cookies, and we did a couple of crafts. Some of the girls had so much fun, they gave me a hug at the end. I know this will be the highlight of my summer. It was the cutest thing I’ve ever done.

2 Responses to “Summer is here.”

  1. Adrienne Says:

    The princess/knight tea party sounds like the cutest thing *ever*. We have to do something cute like that in Webster.

    I *am* planning on renting the Corduroy costume in September and having a teddy bear picnic. That should be cute. 🙂

  2. Jone Says:

    I love the princess/knight theme, how clever. This summer I am opening my school library up four times so that kids can check out during the summer. Maybe I will host a tea as a celebration of our summer checkout. I enjoy reading your blog.