Last week, I visited Plainview Library (southern MN), and I had a wonderful time meeting Meg Curtiss, a children’s librarian who so naturally connects with kids. She’s doing awesome things for both the public library and (as a volunteer) the local school library. We celebrated the messiness of creativity and writing, and I was so happy that some kids were choosing to spend some time on a hot, sunny June afternoon with me, instead of at the pool (though a couple damp-haired kids were fresh from the pool, I think).
Thankful for Librarians
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Martha O'Quinn says
Good morning Laura. I, for one, never ever want to see a library as a thing of the past. A few years ago (haven’t had a recent update) our county library was the busiest in the entire state of NC. We have 5 branches and one in which I volunteered for 8 years was the busiest of the branches, second only to the main library. Librarians are in a category similar to teachers. They have to be qualified to do everything from showing kindness to the most difficult of patrons, to acting as a computer tech to story-time for toddlers and soothing children who encounter boo-boos and select said library for meltdowns. 😉 After a total of 13 years of volunteer work I retired for the second time. Busier than ever now! Life is good.