Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lessons from the Library - Week 5

Tall blue hair, sparkly sunglasses, a bright red oversized purse and a book to share.  Who is it?  The local children's librarian out to invite students to the summer reading program at the public library.   Can you picture yourself visiting ten schools, forty classes, and twelve daycares in such a get-up?  Can you imagine yourself acting silly so kids will have good feelings about the library, about reading, and about learning?

If you could say yes to any of those you could be a children's librarian. 

The lesson I learned in such work was you have to be brave, get on the same level as the youngest audience member and bring the fun with you. Not bad lessons for a lot of life.

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