About SamiK

I'm a Library Director for a small(ish) Texas town with a desire to share my love of books and the library with my community.

Currently, I am working towards my MLS (Master of Library Science) from Texas Woman's University (my alma mater!).

When I'm not treading through a pile a school work and work work, I make precious memories with both my handsome men at home. Whether we are playing with the sand between our toes, making a campfire, or just taking in a movie at home, every moment is unique.



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October 4, 2011

Halloween Bulletin Board

Decorating the bulletin board in the Youth Room is one of my favorite jobs, and October is my favorite display. This year, however, I've chosen to be laid back and leave up the Pick an Apple display. I'm dedicating this post to one of my favorite displays -- my first Halloween at BCPL.

My favorite display was for Halloween in 2008. Supplies used: black construction paper, black pipe cleaners, white string (or yarn), and googley eyes. I covered the board with the paper, then created a large web across the board with the string. I made a spider with a round piece of construction paper. I taped the legs (pipe cleaners) to the bottom of the body and glued the eyes on top. I attached string to the spider to make it look like it was hanging from the web.

It was easy, quick, and the kids loved it! I recommend using a display like this for October or for highlighting books on spider.
October 3, 2011

Just Checked Out!

Although I haven't spent the time to finish Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado, I thought it would be good to get my next reads. While I'm waiting for approval of my review at Flamingnet so I can requst a new book to review, I decided to check out some from the library that I have been wanting to read.

Sidenote: I didn't realize when I started working at the library (three years ago) that I wouldn't have as much time to read, but I've found that I do much less reading than when I was in high school. So to get my life in order (with everything from books to lifestyle choices--these are on my personal blog) I have decided to set up monthly resolutions. For September I decided to read more, which I have by the past two reviews within days of eachother.

Back to the point of this post! I just checked out two of the books that have intrigued me through the last few years. After countless recommendations and harrassment to read by my library teens, I picked up Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz; I'm not really into the whole vampire scene (except for Twilight, of course). An adult patron suggested them last week, so I'm going to attempt the series. I also picked up XVI by Julia Carr. This is more my style of book. So I'll probably read this second; that way I'm forced to finish Blue Bloods if I find I don't like it (but the reviews are too positive for me to not).

Looking forward to finishing at least two of my books this week. Reviews will follow!

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IT WAS AMAZING!!!! You should be at the book store right now buying it! :)
I really liked it. You should def check it out and give it a shot
It was ok. At least read the synopsis on the back.
Eh....It was alright. It's borrow from a friend material.
Leave it on the shelf!!

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