03/05/2009: "Youth Services Librarian"
The San Juan Island Library announced that Jim Thomas is the Youth Services Librarian. He will be providing story times for toddlers on Thursdays and for preschool children on Fridays as well as planning activities and readers' advisory for children of all ages and for teens.
Look for him to visit the schools in the to promote the Creative Writing Contest and the Bookmark Contest kickoff for the Summer Reading Program 2009. He is developing plans for one of the most exciting and active summers on record for our young people of all ages.
Jim brings to years of experience to this position. He was a university professor in Texas for 17 years and most recently a children’s librarian for ten years with the King County Library System. He is active in the professional library associations and will be representing the library at the Washington State Library Association conference this April with a workshop, "Captivating and Community with One-Year-Olds: Tried, True, and Teachable Ideas."
You will see him not only in the library, the schools, and on the streets, but also very soon as one of the performers in the Teddy Bear Picnic celebration. He wants to encourage all fathers or male care givers with infants (newborn to 12 months) to attend his "Man in the Moon" special Sunday afternoon story time circle on April 5th at 3:30 p.m.
Please stop by the library and say "hi" to welcome Jim to the community.
Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. Library cards are free to island residents with proof of residency.