Algonquin Regional High School Library
Kimberly Honey, Librarian
And they’re off! Every year I feel like the number seven horse charging out of the gate … the start of school is a frantic pace of get the library set up, supporting teachers, and jump starting all of the programming that you dreamed about over the summer. Well, seven days in and my head is spinning, but the Algonquin library has been rocking. September is still young, but we have had wonderful opportunities to work with the English and History departments.
The library is building programs that will engage students and faculty outside of the classroom. Each week we host “Trivia Tuesday” before school and the winner gets a crown and a candy bar of their choice; faculty book club provides an opportunity for staff to meet and talk –our next read is “Love that Dog” by Sharon Creech; and we are in the process of implementing a Library Advisory Board which will give students a voice in program and collection development. The one program we are looking to expand this year is our Speakers Series. This program allows students to make a direction connection to what they are learning in the classroom and the “real” world we are excited about our first two speakers of the year who will talk about how their passions and advocacy drove them to start their own businesses.
As the year unfolds, I hope you experience moments that inspire you, surround yourself with people who support you, and settle into a comfortable pace. Have a wonderful year!