Having conversations with children is one of the best aspects of this job. The following conversation is a terrific example of why this is so. A child I recognized as one I had helped select picture books about police officers was back again, so I asked him how he liked the books. Referring to Sherman Crunchley, he said, and I quote, … [Read more...] about How Funny Was It?
I saw a sign years ago that I would like to put up at the library. It states "Poor Planning on Your Part Does Not Constitute an Emergency on Our Part." Such a sign would have been handy the other day when a patron came in requesting, as she put it, books about reading, math, social sciences, and biology. As my assistant worked to find books fitting this very generic … [Read more...] about Cramming for the GED
We've been saving egg-cartons for a few months now in preparation for the Summer Reading Program. As I was studying spray paint selections and pondering which colors would make the best egg-carton bugs, I thought … [Read more...] about Radical Recyclables
I was busily laminating and cutting letters to spell out "Catch the Reading Bug" in preparation for the Summer Reading Program when I was approached by a young patron who had some books to check out. The letters to the phrase each had a bug on them. For example, the 'C' featured a caterpillar and the 'A' featured an ant. The 'T' featured what looked to be a beetle of some kind, … [Read more...] about Good Advice
Recently, an adult came in to the children's department and selected a number of juvenile non-fiction titles. Before she left, I asked her if she had found everything she needed. She replied that she had found what she was looking for and added, "I like to read about a lot of subjects, and I prefer to read the children's books because they are … [Read more...] about Reading Makes You Smart!