I could not do my job without my amazing parent volunteers! I am so lucky to have a group of loyal parents who come when they can to help shelve books and organize the library.
Without them I know that I would never be able to have enough time to do some of cool things I do in the library. Every year all the librarians in the district get together to thank all of the parents in the district by throwing a volunteer tea for them. It is coming up next week and I can not wait! I am hosting it in my library this year and am excited to show off some of the amazing artwork that my students have designed.
I am also very much looking forward to our first ever Cupcake Decorating Fundraiser.
Elisabeth Antoine has been one of my parent volunteers for the last three years. She is also an amazing artist (check out her website) and pastry chef and has just published 6 books on making and decorating different sweets. Elisabeth approached me recently with the idea of doing a Cupcake Decorating Fundraiser for the Library. She will supply the cupcake and all the materials to decorate it and the students will learn how to make their own owl cupcake. I can't wait,it is next Thursday and is going to be some much fun!!
I love my parent volunteers! My library would not be what it is without them.
Here is a link to the flyer about the Cupcake Decorating Fundraiser
Elissa Malespina is the Middle School Teacher Librarian in Somerville and a Presenter, Author and much more. The views are my own. Find my full resume above.