Friday, April 10, 2009

I'm Back

I took the winter off of work at the library since the weather is so unpredictable around here. I was skiing/sledding/walking out two miles and it was negative degrees for so much of winter this year, so I was glad I did. But I missed the library.

I'm finally getting back into the swing of things(winter was long!) I don't get to work too often--did you notice that I said get? That's right, because I love my job. I love shelving books. I have a hard time not reading each book jacket as I put them in their place. I love helping people find books they want/need. I love checking books out.

I fear that if I didn't work at the library I wouldn't even know what adult fiction books are out there. I do read quite a bit of non-fiction(mostly writing related of course) but really, I'm all about the children's books. I always head to the picture book section first, then go puruse the middle grade and young adult. The cool thing is, since I'm so into it, that has become "my section" of the library. All the subs get a section, depending on what they're into(the head librarian is very cool that way). No one else is so into children's books like I am. Imagine that.

It's my mission to rearrange books so kids can find them and to help kids find books that interest them. One girl said today, "I only read good books." She was very serious. Her friend cracked up. It was classic. Some people are harder to find books for than others.

My favorite part though is putting up book displays in the picture book section. We like to have some sort of theme, so I get to sit and look through the shelves just like I would anyway, but with more of a focus than I would normally have. I did a water theme last week. This week I did birds. And there's always my favorite library themed display. I want to start blogging my displays. I haven't had the time to write the books down so far. The library is a busy place.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting us, Heather!

    Please leave a question or comment! I'll be in periodically throughout the day to respond.

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  2. I'm new to the blog, and just took a look at BEDTIME MONSTER. I love that you will have a bilingual version! I have spanish-speaking friends whose children will love this book.

    Marcia Calhoun Forecki
    Better Than Magic
    www.eloquentbooks.com

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  3. Thank you Marcia. You made my day!

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