Sunday, April 18, 2010

Week in Review: April 11-17

Week in Review

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who grew up in the country. She spent a lot of time wandering in the woods, climbing trees, trying to find a place to read. She had red hair the size of Texas, knobby knees, pale skin and a toothless smile. All she wanted was to read about far away places,lovable animals , babysitter clubs and a little highschool named Sweet Valley.

Sometimes, however, she had to leave the safety of her country oasis and ride the stinky horrible bus into town (one whole hour!) to go to school. Yuck!
She would beg and beg her mother to please spare her atleast ONE of these bus rides after school. "Well, dear, what on earth are you going to do until I get off of work?"
"Go to the LIBRARY, of course!"
So, as a young girl, many hours were spent hidden also in corners of the great old dark library in town. There the little girl would read eye opening bios on Joan Crawford and trashy romance novels by Jackie Collins. Oh my what adventures she had!

Such peace she would find here at the library, as much peace as she found in her country side. How wonderful it would be to someday WORK in a library. The little dream began to grow in the very back of the little girl's mind.

Fast forward many years later and this same girl is now a woman and after many attempts at school, she finally realized that well, she sucked at it! So her dream of working in a library floated away and instead she found herself working in a bookstore.
Not too shabby. This would do, she thought.
But how exciting was it for this woman to discover that after her many years at her bookstore job, that she comes to find herself living very close to a tiny local library. She begins to spend many hours there again, only this time with her child. The thoughts of working at one begin to come back.

Until, last Thursday, when that thought and childhood dream became a realty!

Yes, that's right folks. That little girl was me. That woman is me. And I am now a proud employee of my local library! I get to do all the nerdy stuff I just know I will love; repair books, shelve, loans, returns, assist patrons, etc.

That's the exciting news for my Week in Review and all I can think about! I begin training in June and July and officially start in August!!

I hope I can stay away from sneaking into corners and reading Jackie Collins again. :)

Happy Reading!

red headed book child


18 comments:

CelticLady said...

Love the new banner for your blog!!! and congrats on your new job...pretty cool!!!

WonderBunny said...

Great story! :) Congrats on the new job!

Jenny said...

Yay!! Congratulations!!

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

congrats on the job.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I LOVE the new look! Love the header! I also love the books shelves on the top of the post here.

Congrats on working at the library! That would be an awesome place to be working. :) Enjoy!

Stacy said...

what an awesomely amazing story. i am so happy for you!!! isn't it wonderful how life just works out for us sometimes?!?

Jacki said...

I too enjoyed the worlds of Sweet Valley and the Babysitter's Club. Congrats on the new job!

Christine said...

Woohoo! Great story and HUGE congrats on the new job! It's so awesome that you'll get to spend many an hour doing something you love among books and get paid for it!!! :)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I am totally nerding out with this Library gig. It's so close and it's going to be nice to be part of my commnity even more!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

PS
I hope this happens to me some day *insert dreamy glazed eyes*

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG
How cool!
Two *high fives*
I'm thrilled for you!
Bravo bravo bravo!
Couldn't happen to a nicer gal :)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Aww, gee thanks Juju!

Priya Parmar said...

congratulations! that library is lucky to have you!

Jeannie said...

Oh my gosh...a dream come true! I'm so happy for you :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Woo hoo - congratulations!!!! That would be so cool!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks everyone!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the new job! And just think, working at the library will be much cheaper than working at a book store!

Kathy (mommysreading) said...

Congrats. I have that same dream. I am going to volunteer at our library as soon as the small one goes to preschool. I hope you enjoy it.