The month of August is a blackout period for programs. At least for me it is. It is a time for me to decompress after summer reading and to start planning the fall and winter semesters. As a part time employee with two branches, I like to plan as far out as I can. I also like to give parents and my co-workers everything they need to know about my programs up front. Part of that communication is through the use of a guideline packet and a storytime brochure. I also publish a one page storytime newsletter. These items change each semester. I wanted to share what I did for the fall 2016 semester in storytime in hopes it might be of benefit to another programmer. I would love to see other ideas! Please feel free to share!