A Blizzard, Zombies and a Book Sale: Kingston Part 2
posted July 18, 2013 8:43 AM by Julie Steenson
I attend a fact-to-face class each Saturday and more often than not, I find myself sharing the latest news from fictitious Kingston. (In case you missed it, read here about this unique online learning opportunity that is part of my Management class. Alternate Reality and Library School)
So what have we been up to in Kingston?
First there was the Blizzard in June! Yes, the temporal instability leads to some crazy weather, and as much as a blizzard sounds good right now in all this heat, such unexpected disasters require good disaster planning by the town's LIS organizations to weather the storm. All of our libraries prepared amazing disaster plans for the blizzard, but then also for other unforeseen events like hurricanes, fires, floods, and even a prison riot.
And then there was Fourth of July! Of course, our organizations all needed floats in the parade. My organization, The Kingston Correctional Facility Library prepared a float of librarians wearing prison garb, promoting the freedom to read. The Franklin Public Library, another organization in town, created a float with their Teen Advisory Board to market their upcoming Zombie Teen Fest. George Washington and Ben Franklin as Zombies were a sight to see!
Let's not forget our first book drive to help the inmates at the Kingston Correctional Facility Library, sponsored by Rock Organizational Consultants of Kingston and the Rock Insurance Company, "Rock the Tote!"
All of our organizations had a busy couple of weeks preparing grant proposals for exciting new programs for our town's libraries. This week, there is widespread marketing underway to promote these innovative projects.
Our point levels continue to rise as we try to save Kingston...but will we reach Titanium level in time? The summer semester ends soon! Stay tuned!