Tuesday, September 15, 2009

You Might Be a [Children's] Librarian If...

...chatting with patrons leads to impromptu booktalks and the like.

Case in point...

Me: I read lots of picture books.

Little Boy: Why?

Me: Because I'm the children's librarian. I want to know what children like to read/hear so I can plan story time.

Little Boy: Can you do story time now?

Me: [slight pause] Of course.

And I proceed to read him two of the books I was shelving (Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins and The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning). The little boy was four-years-old. He enjoyed the first book, but lost interest in the second (it was a bit long). I love being a children's librarian. There's no routine, only spontaneity.

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