[kids-lib] Friday, January 15th

BERGQUIST Greta * SLO Greta.BERGQUIST at slo.oregon.gov
Fri Jan 15 14:11:24 PST 2021

Hello everyone,

We made it to Friday! I wanted to send a shout out to St. Helens for keeping their sense of humor and patience in challenging times.<https://www.facebook.com/StHelensPublicLibrary/posts/2840916026229655> And also to their youth librarian Gretchen Kolderup, who has weeded their entire youth collection since March 2020! These are the kinds of things we don't celebrate enough! - Thank you all for all the behind-the-scenes-work you do to keep your libraries chugging along.

I wanted to share two mental health resources:

  *   Very short: Louie from Sesame Street's PSA<https://youtu.be/aEmaWIxyhj8> about taking a moment to breathe. This is for parents of little ones, BUT also for those of you who may be constantly interrupted by patron, co-worker, or family needs and demands.
  *   A bit longer: This presentation from Denver Public Library's Resource Specialist Elissa Hardy<https://vimeo.com/220517757>, about compassion fatigue. It may be helpful if you or your staff are feeling stressed out.

I hope you are able to take some time this weekend to rest and recharge for the week ahead, and I look forward to seeing you virtually soon!



Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant
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