Thursday, August 21, 2008

All done being grumpy

after my little library hissy fit. I'll just say again, that most of our patrons, children and adults alike, are nice and often very interesting people. It's fun seeing what different, and sometimes unexpected, items they will request. There's the farmer with an avid interest in astronomy, and the retired farmer who now reads extensively in American history, and the accountant who just read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time in her life and loved it, .... And the volunteers are worth their weight in gold, and all will get stars in their crowns: the grandma who likes to read to preschoolers, the young mom who takes on organizing and leading the summer reading program, the high school student who comes in and shelves books and set up a nice spreadsheet for us to track magazine subscriptions, and the woman who once a week takes a huge box of books to the bowling alley (because the senior citizens congregate there on their league day).

Much more to appreciate than to grumble about. Attitude adjusted. Back to work on Saturday with a smile.

4 comments:

Amy said...

I miss the days when librarians ruled the roost. But what is up with parents who think it's ok to drop their kids in a public place and let them run wild? I see it all too often. Heck, I've seen it at yarn shops!

YarnThrower said...

Glad you're feeling better about things! It's okay to be in a funk once in a while..... At least I hope it is, because that's where I was yesterday...

kmkat said...

Working is a library is great. The patrons are almost universally happy to be there and grateful for your service, plus you get to handle books all day long. I miss that last part.

magnusmog said...

I'm glad that there are lots of good reasons to be there too!