School is out, so I surmised that the number of IMs we receive from kids would drop off. They have to a certain extent, but we pushed IMing as a Readers’ Advisory tool (though of course we didn’t call it that) when promoting the teen summer reading program. It seemed to have some impact, because I received a number of questions. Most asked if we had a certain title on shelf, and a few wanted recommendations. The point is that I guess kids and IM is not a school year only thing.
I was really impressed that some young people were thinking about reading already, because, I’m not going to lie to you, the summer after 6th grade I was thinking about riding my bike to get a slurpee. Some things don’t change, eh?
Perhaps I’ll treat myself when I’m done working for the day on the super-awesome-mega-gaming grant