Vintage/Retired GS badges and memorabilia
In order to earn this badge, there are specific library related tasks that you can perform. ¨
Choose at least four of the following tasks:
• Learn how to correctly create a bibliography and make one for your favorite subject, i.e. horses, cats, mysteries, scary stories, etc. Give this to the library to make available to others.
• Research the common problems regarding damage to library materials and educate patrons with a poster or bookmark.
• Research different jobs in libraries and shadow a library employee for at least four hours, or a whole day if you can, to see if that is a job you would like to have.
•Demonstrate your knowledge of the library computer catalogs to find a book, renew a book, and request a book.
• Research library rules and make a poster with some of the library rules you learned.
• Your troop can pick at least two books to read and discuss, or you may want to start a reading club in your library.
• Research Melville Dewey and his system, then create a colorful poster showing kids where their favorite subject is using the Dewey Decimal system. ¨
If you’d like, you may propose to substitute a different task that you’d like to do instead of any task listed above. ¨
In addition to the four tasks that you choose above, you must also come to the library at least four times to perform direct services to help library staff. Examples of services you can perform are:
• Help a librarian decorate display cases or bulletin boards.
• Help prepare for special holiday events.
• Help prepare crafts for preschool and toddler story hours.
• Help distribute prizes for summer reading programs .
• Help clean library materials.
• Help sort and shelve books (paperbacks, picture books, and readers).
7/99 Created by Bean, Cate, and Karen Metcalf, troop # 526, Tucson AZ, and Elva Smithwhite of Mission Library.