Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pirates in the Library

It's National Library Week.

How glad I am for libraries this week and always.

How rich it is to have a place to borrow books,
 to load up on research, art, music, words, and stories!

How glad I am for the staff at my library, 
gracious souls who do not even sniff
when the wildebeests and I emerge
with a mountain of books to take home. 

How patient they are with the noise and flamboyance 
of kid-ruckus and story hour, 
even when small bears and dragons and pirates
weave and wail beyond their story circles.

How perfectly like a matchmaker 
is our children's librarian, 
always hunting down treasure 
to help her patrons fall in love with reading.
Happy Library Week! 

Our latest librarian-found treasures: 

When Mischief Came To Town by Katrina Nannestad
Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith
Tea Party In the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
Detective Gordon: the First Case by Ulf Nilsson
Love that Dog by Sharon Creech


Dawn Simon said...

You are so fun! I love it!

m. bloom said...

Tea Party in the Woods is one of my favorite books ever!!

Jan Morrison said...

I too love libraries - from the volunteer one that operates in our small town, which still manages to have lots for me to read (and a program for children I used to volunteer with until I got a 'real' job) to the most fabulous new library in my home city of Halifax. It is so stunning and completely kid and adult friendly. Yay for libraries. They are the best!


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