I go by Miss Sarah, children’s librarian at the Peninsula Community Branch of Queens Public Library. Back in March I made sure to stay connected with my library families and support my library system through this time. I’ve been doing a Virtual Children’s Meet and Chat once a week with my library kiddos. Recently we did a “Pet Show and Tell” and performed a reader’s theatre of Tortoise and the Hare. I’m also working on a weekly music program with my fellow librarians, Ms. Mary Lynn and Mr. Ken, called Librarians Rock! Every week, I do a read aloud for one of my local schools and enjoy seeing my library kids popup on their school platform. I also play a role in coordinating our amazing youth librarians and other library staff for our QPL Facebook Live Storytimes. On our Youtube Channel, I’ve been a part of an early literacy series called “Big City, Little Readers,” which my colleagues and I provide early literacy tips for caregivers and their little ones. Our Youth Services Department and our Summer Reading Committee have been superheroes at planning an interactive and virtual summer reading program. So stay tuned for some really cool stuff over the summer! During these times, our library system and other NYC library systems have adjusted and reached out to communities in ways I wouldn’t have imagined. And there is so much behind the scenes work that our staff does to keep our libraries connected to our communities. Our NYC libraries are amazing!

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