Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stories, Stories, Stories

My Uncle has this corny joke. It goes, "What's the tallest building in < insert your town name >?" "The library."

Get it?

Yes, the library is full of stories in the most literal sense. In books, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, CD's, etc.

But for me the library is full of other stories as well, my life stories.

Stories of my mispent youth. Stories of my childhood and helping kids younger than me read. Stories published in the paper about how I read a crazy amount of books for the summer reading club one year. Stories about having fun at work. Stories about going in over a holiday weekend to empty the bookdrop with then boyfriend and maybe or maybe not making out in the library. Stories of friendship.

Friendships that have lasted well beyond our careers at the library.

My kids are now weaving some stories of their own compliments of the local libraries. Reagan is a book worm just like her Momma. She must go to bed with no less than 3 books every night. She says she is going to be a librarian when she grows up.

Maybe she'll finish what I started.


Ashley Langtry said...

Hey, how do you do that- draw a line through your text thingy? I have wanted to do that a bunch of times.- Oh, and you can still be a librarian if you want to!

Shelley said...

Ash- Here is a quick, easy explanation to the strikethrough code. http://www.tizag.com/htmlT/htmlstrikethrough.php

I don't think I have it in me (at least at this point in my life) to go back to school and get a MLS. Maybe someday! Thanks for the encouragement :)