This year was stranger than I anticipated. Between opening a brand new library and being out on leave for three months, I feel like it went by in a flash and that I just did not get to do all of the things I had hoped to do.
I think we were able to acclimate to the new space, though creating policies and establishing behavioral routines within the library took longer than I thought it would. Our technology arrived a few weeks into the school year and because the library was closed and under construction for the last couple of years, many students did not even realize it was finished. I think we did see many more student visitors and more teachers than ever stopped by, so that was great.
About a month into the school year, I put a sign up on my desk that advertised that the library had chess, coloring supplies, bracelet making supplies, and materials to use for projects (scissors, glue, markers, crayons, etc.). Soon after, students began asking for the chess board and inquiring to use the materials, so I feel that was successful.
I did continue to use the library's histogram account to promote reading and share what I am reading, even while I was out on leave. My laminated door sign got lost in the move and I did not get around to creating another one.
I did not get to market ebooks, though there is still time!