Category Archives: Libraries

How to Read More

Not everyone I know is bookish like me. I often hear, “I wish I had time to read.” I also hear, “I wish I worked in a library, like you, so I could sit around and read.” Grrr! There is

How to Read More

Not everyone I know is bookish like me. I often hear, “I wish I had time to read.” I also hear, “I wish I worked in a library, like you, so I could sit around and read.” Grrr! There is

12 Months of Celebration – Month 11 – November

November gets a bad rap. I remember this poem from my childhood: No sun – no moon! – No morn – no noon! –  No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day –  No warmth, no cheerfulness, no

12 Months of Celebration – Month 11 – November

November gets a bad rap. I remember this poem from my childhood: No sun – no moon! – No morn – no noon! –  No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day –  No warmth, no cheerfulness, no

A Day on the Job

I am responding to the offer at Declutterer to share what one of my days is like. I am changing jobs this week: moving from one library location to another. For the past 3 months, I have been managing both

A Day on the Job

I am responding to the offer at Declutterer to share what one of my days is like. I am changing jobs this week: moving from one library location to another. For the past 3 months, I have been managing both

How I Learned to Read

I learned to read by being read to. And then I learned to read by reading. My mom read to my brother, sister and me from our earliest days. I am sure she enjoyed our stillness and attentiveness as much

How I Learned to Read

I learned to read by being read to. And then I learned to read by reading. My mom read to my brother, sister and me from our earliest days. I am sure she enjoyed our stillness and attentiveness as much

READING DOWN THE HOUSE Challenge

I have set myself a new challenge, and I hope some of you will join me. I get most of my books from the library. I always have far more on hand than I can read. Because I work there,

READING DOWN THE HOUSE Challenge

I have set myself a new challenge, and I hope some of you will join me. I get most of my books from the library. I always have far more on hand than I can read. Because I work there,

12 Months of Celebration – Month 8 – August

August has been a month of waiting. I learned on July 29 that have a new job awaiting me on September 3. I applied for a lateral transfer in my library system to work at a different branch – which

12 Months of Celebration – Month 8 – August

August has been a month of waiting. I learned on July 29 that have a new job awaiting me on September 3. I applied for a lateral transfer in my library system to work at a different branch – which

How Did You Turn Out?

Are you the kind of person you thought you’d be? If you met up with someone you hadn’t seen since you were a child, how would you feel when telling them “what became of you”? I think kids separate the

How Did You Turn Out?

Are you the kind of person you thought you’d be? If you met up with someone you hadn’t seen since you were a child, how would you feel when telling them “what became of you”? I think kids separate the

Are You a Blogger or a Writer?

Do you consider yourself to be a blogger, a writer, an author or all three? I’ve been an informal “writer” for as long as I can remember. I expected to grow up and write for a living. During school, I

Are You a Blogger or a Writer?

Do you consider yourself to be a blogger, a writer, an author or all three? I’ve been an informal “writer” for as long as I can remember. I expected to grow up and write for a living. During school, I

Too Many Books?

This weekend I decided it would be fun to count all the books in the house. I know, I should get out more 🙂 The idea arose because: We installed custom wall shelving in the living room for books, and

Too Many Books?

This weekend I decided it would be fun to count all the books in the house. I know, I should get out more 🙂 The idea arose because: We installed custom wall shelving in the living room for books, and

Do You Have a Reading Plan?

Do you stumble across the books you read, or do you have a reading plan? I have never embarked upon a systematic reading plan, other than required reading lists for courses I was taking. Among people I know – and

Do You Have a Reading Plan?

Do you stumble across the books you read, or do you have a reading plan? I have never embarked upon a systematic reading plan, other than required reading lists for courses I was taking. Among people I know – and