Children’s Good-to-Knows Page

Hey all, Megan here. Below are some random facts about the Children’s Room that might be good for you to know! Be sure to also check out the FAQ page, Technology page, and Opening and Closing for the 1st floor. Thanks all!

The Fish

Please feed the fish every morning and turn on the light. The two tank lights are located on the back of the bumpy black top part of the tank. Food is in the cabinet under the tank. Fish should no more food than can fit in the center of your palm (about nickel sized). The food should be ground to the consistency of black pepper. Please record any fishy activity (sorry, I had to) in the fish log located by the food.

If there is a fish loss, please use the net in the black cabinet to remove the dearly departed. The fish can go in the garbage. Please e-mail Megan and Amy to let them know.

Sometimes the Angel Fish eat the tetra fish (circle of life!) this, according to the people who take care of our fish, is to be expected.

Another fun surprise is that the Angel Fish occasionally lay eggs on the water filter…and then eat them. No need to alert anyone to this, but if the Angel Fish are acting especially weird, this is what they might be up to.

Display Case

Kids can sign up to display a special collection in our display case. Display sign up sheet is located on the children’s desk in the great big pile of stuff in between the two computers.

If you’re working around the end of the month, kids may come in to get their collections. You can use the key in the Children’s Desk drawer marked “display case”

Legos on Display

There are two different Lego Displays in the Children’s Room. In the case next to the Display Case are Legos from Lego Club for Older Kids. To display Legos in this case, you must come to Lego Club for Older Kids, a monthly program. In the Octagon we display Legos from our weekly drop-in Lego Club. All Legos on display belong to the library.


Please keep the posters on the wall by the fish take up to date. If you see an outdated poster, please recycle it and replace it with a new poster. Posters should be in the pile of stuff on the Children’s desk, or you can find them in the G drive under “Children’s -> Posters -> *whatever month it is*.


Shelving in the Children’s Room can be tricky. Please refer to Children’s Room Guide to Shelving the Galaxy 2017. Please also make sure volunteers are familiar with this document.

What to Work On

Regular staff should work on their assignments as charted out in the Chart O’ Responsibility. Subs and volunteers can look for task assignments on the Children’s Closet Door or use the Children’s To-Do Flowchart as a guide. Shelf reading, cleaning, and organizing are always great tasks to work on.

Weekly E-mail

Amy sends out a weekly e-mail to update everyone. Please be sure you read this e-mail every week. If you are not receiving this e-mail, please let Megan or Amy know ASAP.


Megan is happy to take questions or comments when she’s here and when she’s not. Her cell number is on the desk – she takes calls or texts.


Thanks all!