Problems of an Overworked Librarian #25

When you are trying to teach a patron how to do something and they rather look at or talk on their phone…

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Problems of An Overworked Librarian #24

When you just finished weeding your library collection, which frees up more shelf space…

 

Then you get a shipment of new books, that same day, taking up all that space….

A To-Do List For Fall

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Fall is here! I love Autumn. The brisk air, the beautiful colors…there are just so many things to love about the fall. There is just something about the season that brings a new change in all of us. And with new change, comes with new activities. Looking for ways to celebrate this yummy season? Keep yourself busy with these great fall activities:

 

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Take a Walk

There is nothing better than rejuvenating the soul by taking a walk outdoors. Enjoy the beautiful colors and take in the breathtaking scenery. The temperatures are cooler so walks will be more enjoyable!

 

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Weekly Tea Discussion: Censorship

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Since Banned Books week is coming to a close, I thought discussing censorship would be a perfect way to end the week.

When this annual event occurs, it always amazes how underappreciated reading is in society. Really, think about it. Book lovers show appreciation for it all the time, but rest of the world? They take advantage of it and don’t really listen to what the words have to say.

Take a look at these frequently challenged books from the ALA. Can you imagine these books not being accessible to the public due to people having difficulties with what is being said. My answer to that:

Don’t read it.

As a human being, we were all endowed with free will, a choice. And we use that free will to ensure that we are making the right decisions for ourselves. So if there is something you don’t like that you are seeing or reading, that is your right. No one expects you to like everything you read. But you don’t have the right to prevent others reading from that said questionable reading material. In your opinion, you find it offensive and inappropriate but you can’t impose your own ideas on others.
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Problems of an Overworked Librarian #22

How an Intovert Librarian Feels After Interacting with People All Day

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Problems of an Overworked Librarian #21

What you want to say when a patron starts talking on their phone loudly..

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Apologies…

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I want to apologize for not updating as of late. I recently had some tragic events (my grandfather passing away and my beloved pet passing away a few weeks later) that has prevented me from posting as much as I would like.

It has been a hard couple of weeks so please bear with me. You’ll probably see me write more because I use my writing as a source of therapy.

Thanks again for continuing to read my blog!

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(P.S. Like the photo? I placed it in because I wish I was doing that right now.)

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #20

Going on Vacation…

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Returning from Vacation…

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Twinkle in Your Smile

You raise us up in the air

Our laughter gives us joy

Your smile widens

Our happiness brightens

The first time we see

The twinkle in your eye

 

Your visits overflow with our accomplishments

We sing

We draw

Piano keys are graced with our fingers

Your joy rises and brings

A twinkle in your eye

 

Time goes on

We both grow

Visits become less

But once we see each other

We yell out your name

Length of time is all but forgot

All that matters is

The twinkle in our eyes

 

Pain has a stronghold on us

Now that you’re gone

But our memories must endure

We will remember

The strength you gave

The happiness you bestowed

All of this we will recollect

With a twinkle in our eye

In remembrance of my grandfather, Elwood Ashe