All the teachers and kids made it through the last day of school before Christmas break. It was not easy; those kids were sugared up and climbing the walls. But now I have two weeks off to recuperate, finish my holiday elving, and start planning library excitement for January.

The NORAD Santa Tracker was a huge hit. I sent some of the kids home with bookmarks that had the link written on the back so they could track him on Christmas Eve. There were lots of assemblies, parties, caroling, and general chaos yesterday, so I didn’t see all my usual Friday classes. But I sent the link out to all the teachers.

This is what my circulation desk gallery looked like by the end of the day Friday. Like it had been through a hurricane or war or something. This is after a week of hyper, Santa-crazed kids had been in and out.