Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hanging with my Peeps

So we have a new Spring-y display going in the Youth Department case.  I like to supervise the installation of these displays to insure that they meet strict Library Display Standards.

What in the world are these things?

*sniff sniff*

Okay.  So they're called Peeps.  That makes sense--


Those are Bunny Rabbits!  Bunny Rabbits don't make "peep" sounds, do they?  I'm confused.

Well, Bunny Rabbit "Peeps" may not peep, but they do make for a nice display:

Click to biggify & read the fun book titles!
Spring is only a month away!



Friday, February 21, 2014


Last night--February 20th--Hoodie Hoo Day--we had tornado warnings in central Indiana.

I'm afraid we Hoodie Hooed too hard and broke the weather.

We really just wanted all of the snow piles to melt!  So the library staff Hoodie Hooed extra-loud this year and Dr. Shank and his staff even came to the library to help.  Then the weather turned 56 degrees and it rained and all of the snow tried to melt at one time, which turned ditches into rivers and yards into lakes.

So I'm sorry for all of the trouble that Thorntown Public Library has caused.  Maybe next year we'll just have one cake.

Here is our photo that was on the Front Page of the Lebanon Reporter today:

"Local Library Responsible for Turbulent Winter Weather"
Laila and Minchie said that they were looking forward to our Hoodie Hoo video.  Well.  Let me just tell you all about that:

AB Used-To-Be-Photographer Christine decided that she would just make a movie of Hoodie Hoo since Mr. Rod Rose from the Lebanon Reporter was photographing the Momentous Occasion.  Christine checked her camera to make sure the little "video" thing was selected like a good documentary filmmaker.  The thing she didn't realize was that she accidentally hit the take-a-picture button when she was fiddling around with the camera.  So she filmed everything BEFORE and AFTER Hoodie Hoo (like her feet, and Mr. Rod Rose's feet, and her sweater, and the railing, and a lot of sidewalk) and captured precisely ZERO minutes of Hoodie-Hooing.

After a vote of No Confidence, my staff  and I have decided to rescind her Hoodie Hoo photography/videography privileges, which means she'll have to appear in the Hoodie Hoo photo and/or video, arms a-flappin', for the first time EVER in 2015.

She did get a good photo of Dr. Chris Shank and his staff:

Hoodie Hoo Part Two!
We thought about pinning the tornado-y weather on them but that wouldn't be very nice. We all had good intentions.

Since this winter has been especially cold, snowy, and miserable, we decided we needed to make buttons for anyone who participated.  So if you live in Boone County, Indiana, and you woke up this morning to find your lawn furniture in the neighbor's yard, look for someone wearing one of these:

After the yelling and waving, everyone went back into the library to have Cake(s), Pink Lemonade, and Sunshine Salad.

Thank you for reading about our 10th Annual Hoodie Hoo Day celebration.  I, as usual, snoopervised the library while all of the staff and library visitors were outside making a racket, because that's what good Bosses do.

Besides that, in here it's always spring-time!  When I get a chill I just find a nice warm chair, planner, or stack of paper to relax on.

Purrs, Headbutts, and Apologies for all of the Thunderboomers,


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tomorrow = Hoodie Hoo Day!

You guys!

We have got to get rid of this nasty "winter" stuff.  I have had to deal with the whiningest complainingest bunch of employees.  They come in all frozen with rosy cheeks and drippy boots and have to take off their gloves and hats and scarves and drippy boots.  Then they go on and on and ON about the cold, the snow, the wind, the ice, the bad roads, etc. etc. etc.  Way too much of this occurs before I receive my proper greetings, which are chin and head scritches, tummy rubs, and treats.

Well, thank goodness tomorrow is Hoodie Hoo Day and we can get rid of this awful winter business forever.

Everyone (except me) will be going outside tomorrow at Noon Sharp to flap their arms around and yell Hoodie Hoo!  Hoodie Hoo! at this stupid winter weather.  Then they will all come running back into the library to have Pink Lemonade, Rainbow Layer Cake, Sunshine Salad, and aNOTHER kind of cake for AAB Barb L's birthday!

After eating all of that sweet stuff, the flapping and running will be a distant memory.  I betcha I'll catch a few of them napping and/or holding their bellies and wishing they'd shown a little more restraint.

Me, I don't do sweets.

I'm sweet enough as it is!

Remember to Hoodie Hoo on February 20th and Noon Sharp!

Hoodie Hoo!