[Libs-Or] Puppet wars

Heather McNeil heatherm at dpls.lib.or.us
Thu Jan 31 12:00:56 PST 2019

We're in.  Rockie rules!!!!!

From: Jane Scheppke <JScheppke at crooklib.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:02 PM
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Cc: Heather McNeil <heatherm at dpls.lib.or.us>; t.smith at newportlibrary.org; Buzzy Nielsen <Bnielsen at crooklib.org>
Subject: Puppet wars

Hi all --

With the arrival of our new children's librarian Jennifer Fischer, Crook County Library recently got its own puppet mascot. His name is Alfonso Alpaca and the children all love him so. I saw on Facebook that Newport Public Library recently acquired Pongo the baby orangutan. Deschutes has Rockie Racoon. I know other libraries in Oregon have other puppets.

Would anyone be interested in having a "who has the best puppet" competition over Facebook/Insta? I'm thinking National Library Week is a good time to have it; I dunno about you, but the stuff we've got on tap for NLW is a bit dry. We did a similar competition with Driftwood Library during Summer Reading many years ago, and it really boosted our social media presences. Lots and lots of clicks.

So if you're reading this and you have a puppet... I'm thinking we each make YouTube videos where our respective puppets give stump speeches about why they should win, then we have a poll on Google Forms. The losing puppets have to make a video of themselves singing a song to the winning puppet. I'm totally open to other ideas, too.

It'd also be funny if one library wanted to make an obviously tossed-off paper bag puppet to run as a dark horse candidate.

Anyway, think about it. Have a puppety day,
Jane F. Scheppke, MLIS
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