Welcome Tess!

Please welcome our new intern, Tess!

She will be with us until mid-April as part of her senior year B.S. studies in Library Science. Tess is not a stranger to libraries however.  She also works part-time at the East Moline Public Library.

A Quad-City native, Tess and her husband have 2 children ages 10 and 11 and a 1 year old puppy named Belle. She likes to read Science Fiction (is a fan of Lemony Snickett and Harry Potter!) and enjoys crafts and old coins.

She will be helping us with different programs and our blog – so be on the lookout for her first post!

Miss Christina


Blogging?! Me ?!

Blog Post Ideas – HELP!



My supervisor has decided that each member of the Children’s Department will write a weekly blog post. OMG! Panic has gripped me. Can I find 52 things to write about each year that have relevance to the Children’s Department and that anyone will want to read? Panic mode.


I usually reread my email twice before I send them. I do bullet points so that I don’t have to worry about sentence structure and paragraphs. And now I need to put myself out there and attempt to be coherent. Dang! So I decided to just grab the bull by the horns and write whatever came to me. Margins – check. Font – check. Font size – check.  Pretty color for font – check. Well that took a minute and I am nowhere near actually typing a thought.  Nothing came to me.


Took my break and I came up with a few – so much for break time…


  • Programs in the Children’s Department
  • Favorite new books
  • Favorite read aloud books for story time
  • Favorite kid stories that happened in the library
  • Things that have happened in the department that other people can relate with
  • Seasonal crafts that I have tried or will try for the post
  • 10 books I can’t live without


I just might be able to do this…  What topics would help you and your child explore the world of Libraryland, books, and reading?  Comment below!

Miss Sarah