Today the library Tweens tried to explain to me that a good selfie is all about angles. I, in turn, tired to explain to them what they look like when getting these “angles”. We agreed to disagree.
To those who like to talk about how libraries are going to become obsolete with the advancement of technology: would you care to come explain that to the 12 children who are currently sitting outside on a Saturday morning waiting for my branch to open?
Libraries will never become obsolete as long as there is a need for exploration, adventure, information, and education. I provide all these things, and more, in a safe haven for the children in my neighborhood.
So for those naysayers who believe that the brick and mortar library is a thing of the past; I invite you to come visit me on a Saturday and see what a thriving institution the public library still is. If nothing else you can charge your ebook and enjoy the free wifi.
Recently found this book whilst unpacking at my new house. It’s just a little overdue. In my defense, I’m sure my mother paid the fines for this 28 years ago, so it’s mine fair and square.
Signs that you might be a children’s librarian: your employee of the month award is a stuffed giraffe.
Found this in a book today whilst weeding. Boonsboro, MD is about 2 hours away from my library. So not only did this travel through time…but also space.
Often, I think that a conversation with a kid is going in one direction and then it veers in a totally different direction. This was one of those times.
7 Year Old: Miss Ellie…if you weren’t a librarian what do you think you’d be?
Me: That’s a really good question! I don’t know…what do you think I’d be good at?
7YO: [without hesitation]I think you’d make a good Vegas lady.
Me: Uhhh…what’s a Vegas lady do?
7YO: Ya know, dances in a casino and has lots of money.
I find it super encouraging to know what the kids really think of me.