Friday, August 24, 2018

Summer Reading by the Book Covers

Oh, summer reading. The Youth Services Librarian's Super Bowl. The most fun, stressful, exciting, exhausting, exhilarating time of year!

How best can one describe these several weeks full of programs, parties, helping reluctant readers, giving out prizes, and everything else that summer entails? Let's do it by the books.

when you're planning months in advance

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when you're thinking about how awesome the summer will be

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when the kickoff is going to start soon but nobody has shown up yet

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when the same child has been on the computer for six hours straight

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when small people stop to say "thank you" on the way out

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When you can squeeze in time for a cup of tea

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when you have 4 people in line, 3 kids waiting for prizes, the phone is ringing, and a program starts in 15 minutes

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when kids recognize you from school visits

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when nobody has any idea who colored on the carpet and left lollipop sticks on the shelves

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when a kid comes to the library and cries there's nobody there at all

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when you have three programs back to back

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when someone wants that book about squirrels with the blue cover

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and when you figure it out

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when everyone loves your program and even the chairs get pushed in afterwards

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when fifteen kids each pick a whistle out of the prize box

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when a little one shows you a picture they drew and they're so proud they could burst

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when you're so tired by the end of the week that you're wearing two different shoes by accident

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when you get interrupted on your lunch break for the fifth time because someone needs a prize

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Looking back on everything

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but overall...

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