LOVE MY LIBRARY
I'm working at a new job now--or I should say, SECOND job.
My first love.
My love of reading began when I was a child, in our very small town library. I won top prize for the Most Books Read every summer for a while. My mom and I always had to have something to read.
My love of libraries began in the 7th grade, when I became a volunteer in the school library. The librarian encouraged me in that art, having me read to the kindergarten children (that's how I contracted the chickenpox--me and the little ones) and even taking me to a librarian's conference.
I got my master's degree and was a school and public librarian before the boys were born.
Now I'm back, and glad to be so! It's interesting how someone who loves libraries just can't stay away. "Now you know the part-time job we're hiring you for doesn't make full use of your librarian degree, right?" the director asked me during the interview. Our library actually has several people with a degree who volunteer or are part-time, just checking out books or shelving them.
And HECK YEAH, WE LOVE IT!