Libraries Are For Everyone: Sinhalese

Kristi, a Library Media Specialist in Kansas, reached out to me with the Sinhalese translation of Libraries Are For Everyone. If anyone out there can translate this using the Sinhala alphabet, then I’ll happily add a set of those signs to this post.

Thank you so very much, Kristi!!!

Libraries Are For Everyone in Sinhalese featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone in Sinhalese featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone in Sinhalese featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone in Sinhalese featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone in Sinhalese featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone in Sinhalese featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone in Sinhalese featuring ten diverse library patrons on a yellow background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

Libraries Are For Everyone: Cree

Laura and her team at Native Languages of the Americas continue to send me new translations, and I am thrilled. I wrote more about this wonderful non-profit on my Hopi LAFE post and ask that you consider helping this organization in any way possible.

Thank you to everyone involved in getting making these Cree signs possible!!!

"Libraries Are For Everyone" sign in Cree featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" sign in Cree featuring three diverse library patrons on a orange background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" sign in Cree featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" sign in Cree featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" sign in Cree featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" sign in Cree featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" sign in Cree featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

Libraries Are For Everyone: Chickasaw

Chickasaw is the next Native American language provided by Laura and her team at Native Languages of the Americas. I wrote more about this wonderful non-profit on my Hopi LAFE post. But since last night I read more of their FAQs, their IAQs, and donated to their organization. I hope that you consider helping this organization in any way possible.

Now on to the Chickasaw signs.

Thank you to everyone involved in getting me the translation which means “everyone is part of the library!”

"Libraries Are For Everyone" in Chickasaw featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background. #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" in Chickasaw featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background. #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" in Chickasaw featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background. #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" in Chickasaw featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background. #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" in Chickasaw featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background. #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" in Chickasaw featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background. #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" in Chickasaw featuring ten diverse library patrons holding Earth globes on a yellow background. #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

Libraries Are For Everyone: Hopi

I received a wonderful email this week from Lara, a librarian in Colorado. In it, she shared with me two Native American translations of Libraries Are For Everyone. She had sought out the help from Laura Redish, the Director of the Native Languages of the Americas website. This is a wonderful non-profit organization that preserves and promotes American Indian languages. Please stop reading my blog and head over to this wonderful site. And if there are any translations that you’d like to have done, then check out their FAQ on this topic.

In case you’re wondering: no, I did not pay for this translation (or any others, as of my writing this). Instead, Lara reached out to Ms. Redish and they’re working together on this project. Ms. Redish is aware that I am adding her translations to my Libraries Are For Everyone designs and is fine with me doing so.

Seriously, go check out this organization, learn how you can help, and/or make a donation. They’re doing great work.

Thank you to everyone involved in bringing more Native language representation in this campaign!!!

Now onto the Hopi translation, which translates to “the house of writing welcomes everyone.”

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into the Hopi language featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose colored background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into the Hopi language featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange colored background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into the Hopi language featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow colored background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into the Hopi language featuring three diverse library patrons on a green colored background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into the Hopi language featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose coloblue background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into the Hopi language featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose colopurple background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

"Libraries Are For Everyone" translated into the Hopi language featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow colored background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

January 2017: ‘appy New Year!

'APPY NEW YEAR!!! Having some emoji fun while highlighting our ebook collection. It's a fun way to kick off a new year! | Hafuboti.com

I thought of possibly trying to just sort of publish this post and say nothing about how it’s a year old!!!!! But yeah. You can tell that I decided against that. Instead, I’m highlighting this fact, shrugging my shoulders, and reframing it so that I can embrace it and be all “YEAAAAH!!! FINALLY GETTIN’ IT DONE!!!”

My life and career have become very intense as of late, and blogging has obviously gone on the back burner. So what I’m hoping to do is share what we did last year in one post followed by another post sharing what we’ve done this year. Trying to keep up with the months should give me a goal to reach for while getting this here blog caught up on all of our shenanigans. Theoretically.

Here goes nothing!

I had the idea for the ‘appy New Year theme during Holly Storck-Post’s (of Let the Wild Rumpus Start Storytime Underground fame) presentation about early literacy apps at the 2016 Nevada Library Association conference. She talked about her library’s Appy Hour program and I was like “I KNOW JANUARY’S THEME!” I even drew stars and hearts around this idea in the small notebook that I had for notetaking.

And a few months later – voila! It was our theme!

Our fabulously talented Natasia had a fun time putting together the front window display featuring emojis. This was long before the Emoji Movie existed and we were taken aback at how popular this theme was. I lost count of how many kids would come in and say something like “I LOVE EMOJIS!!!”

Get 'Appy! Celebrating great apps for kids and families during January's 'Appy New Year theme at the Children's Library | Hafuboti.com

The biggest app that we highlighted was our library’s account with Overdrive to help both parents and kids know that we had a wonderful resource for them. In fact, we made finding 2D ereaders our scavenger hunt.

An 'Appy New Year passive scavenger hunt program encouraging kids to practice their writing skills | Hafuboti.comThis particular scavenger hunt was a bit more challenging in that we wanted to have kids work on their writing skills. We don’t always make our passive programs this challenging for our youngest patrons, but we try and push them now and then. Needless to say, we chose books with shorter titles.

I wish that we had kept copies of the ebook scavenger hunt files to share with you, but unfortunately they are nowhere to be found. But, while searching for them, I discovered that we did keep our simple but very popular coloring sheet. Click on the image below to get a letter-sized version without my logo on it:

An incredibly simple and popular emoji coloring sheet | Hafuboti.comFinally, Natasia made a bright sign for our reading bench display. We showcased our books about computer science, technology, and video games. This proved to be a tough display to keep stocked! <<<a great problem to have!

An 'appy New Year book display featuring books on computer science, technology, and video games! | Hafuboti.com

I you look closely, you can see one of our eBook scavenger hunt pieces in the middle of our clock. It’s a Curious George eBook with a circled number on its lower right hand side.

And that’s how we kicked off 2017. I can hardly wait to show you what we did for 2018 – and hopefully I’ll be showing off much sooner than later!