Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Library Field Trips


Had two fourth grade and two fifth grade classes in the library today for field trips.  And I was under the impression that I was going to have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders today...guess the principal switched them up on me.  1st -3rd grade next week, 2 preschool classes and 2 kindergarten classes the week after that. And then I really have to get started on all my summer reading programs....sometimes being a country librarian is a quiet job...until you have kids asking questions a mile a minute about which books we do or do not have.  This may be a small library, but I don't have the entire inventory memorized!

I had a dream this morning about tornadoes and how I was in the library when one came straight for it.  Another librarian and I tried to take shelter in the bathroom (which had an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for some reason) and then an entire wall of the children's section was blown away by the tornado.  Maybe I was having a premonition about all the 4th and 5th graders today?

They actually weren't too bad, I just had to do quite a bit of straightening of the shelves after they left.  I don't know how teachers do it all day.  Props to them.  I mostly enjoy my quiet librarian existence.  Maybe this job really is turning me into Marian the Librarian from the Music better not start dancing and singing on the library tables.

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