What happened to having a little fun? I thought fun and social relationships make us live longer? Is this why librarians only last ‘til…well, nevermind. It seems that no matter how hard I try, I still continue to feel the gap between old and new; between keeping things the same and inevitable change. It’s so pronounced in every branch I go, that I’m almost starting to think it’s a by product of where we live. People aren’t as friendly in this town and there’s definitely an air of individualism that I tend to not find when I travel outside. So is it the librarians who are stopping me from having a little fun at work or our city’s culture? Maybe I’m thinking too deeply into this or maybe I’m just the symptom of a larger problem. I think it’s great to play games in the library with our patrons or to talk about something that’s happening outside the four walls…but get this…I was told ‘it has to relate to books somehow.’ Cue me falling off my chair. Books? What are those again? Now if I was told my programs need to relate to literacy or reading development, ok fine, I might agree, but BOOKS? REALLY? Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE books and I’m constantly reading them, but I’m also constantly having a life outside of them and I don’t see anything wrong with that, so why can’t the library have a life outside of books too? I will not, I repeat, will not make anything I do relate simply to books because that is like expecting dinosaurs to be outside. Hmmm maybe I should look out my window…in this town, it seems anything’s possible.
Try Having Some Fun
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