Happy 5th Birthday!


Can you believe that I’ve been here for five years? I really, really cannot.

I missed the actual anniversary (which Facebook says is September 17th), but it’s still anniversary month so it counts, right?

This is my 609th post on Storytime Katie. SIX HUNDRED AND NINE POSTS. The number just boggles my brain.

I’d like to thank the wonderful people who come here daily to read, the amazing people who check in every now and again, and all of my fantastic friends that I’ve met through this fabulous adventure! Readers are why I’ve kept blogging so long and make me feel like a true rock star every day. I cannot say thank you enough. Pretend I just wrote thank you 609 times.


In unrelated news…

You’ll likely notice a decline in the amount of posts as we near the end of the year. I actually scheduled nearly all of the summer’s posts back during my May auntiecation (vacation with the dogs — my fabulous nephews) and only managed to write up a few in August’s auntiecation. But fear not, storytime resumes in October and I’ll have some more amazing ideas to post and discuss once I’m back to Toddler & Family Storytimes. I’ve got a new program to debut on the blog and a new series all about the kits that I’ve spent the last year creating with Target grant funds.

Here’s to another five years or 609 posts — whichever comes first!

10 comments on “Happy 5th Birthday!

  1. Rosie
    September 30, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    Congratulations, you are inspirational! I am now retired, but still love reading your posts and still buy wonderful books on your recommendation. Thank you so much from your friends in Ireland.

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

      Thank you, thank you!!

  2. thepseudolibrarian
    September 30, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    Congrats! I know how hard blogging can be so it’s awesome that you’ve been around that long. Hope you’re around for many more years.

    Your blog has been INCREDIBLY helpful to me as I’ve been testing the waters in Youth Services. Thank you!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

      I have no plans of disappearing any time soon. 😀

      Thank you for reading!

  3. Tammy
    September 30, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    Yeah! Great job! I look forward to your posts.

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

      Thank you!

  4. Kyndra
    October 1, 2015 at 8:50 am #

    I love following your blog, and your ideas are awesome! Keep up the good work! God Bless!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

      Thank you!!

  5. Fourth Musketeer
    October 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    congratulations! your blog is one of the most useful out there for practicing children’s librarians. It’s one of my go-to sources for inspiration! Blogging can feel so solitary but just know how many people you are helping out on a daily basis.

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

      Thank you! You are so right about how solitary it can feel!

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