You have all provided such an incredible amount of interest, enthusiasm, and support to Flannel Friday this past year. I have loved watching it grow and especially loved seeing how everyone has jumped in and shared ownership of it. What a perfect testament to how we share and support each other in library youth services! Flannel Friday is NOT my baby. It has belonged to all of us, readers, lurkers, and bloggers, from the very beginning, and it means something different to each and every one of us.
If you’re reading this, my invitation is for YOU: whether you’re a veteran with 20 Flannel Friday posts on your blog or a newbie who has just come across us this week. I invite you to tell us—-in a blog post, a PUBYAC message, an email to me—-how Flannel Friday is important to you. Did you start a blog because of Flannel Friday? Did it give you a reason to try Twitter or Pinterest? Have you tried something new in storytime due to a Flannel Friday idea? Have you met a new colleague, online or in person?
What are you thankful for? What have you learned? What are you excited about?
There’s a lot more than cute felt mice and googly eyes going on here! Let’s make a record of it!
If you accept this invitation, take your time, there’s no rush. Think about it, get your ideas down, and then let me know where I can find your post or message (you can comment on this post or email me at melsdesk [at] comcast [dot] net), and in a few weeks or a month I will gather them together and share the links for us all to read.
I think it would be amazing to hear what everyone has to say.