For over seventy years, the color pink has symbolized all things feminine. It was understood that girls wear pink and boys wear blue. This idea extended into all areas of life, including themes of children’s reading materials. Boys’ books were filled with trucks, daring deeds, and the color blue. One middle school librarian never held […]
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I’m a children’s librarian at a smaller library with one reference/circulation desk, so I make recommendations to people of all ages. One of my favorite patrons is the guy who gets a new library card because he now has some time on his hands maybe due to a surgery. Or the guy who gets dragged into the library by his wife who insists he has something to read on their beach vacation. I can identify with this guy because he sounds an awful lot like my husband. As an electrical engineer, my husband reads manuals at work all day. When he’s home, he’d rather work in the yard or catch a game if he has any downtime. But what kind of librarian would I be if I didn’t bring him home books occasionally?
Youth services departments are tremendously undervalued in public libraries, and there are many things a successful children’s librarian needs to know.
What do you think it would be like to pick a great location and then go there and give FREE books away to complete strangers? World Book Night (WBN) is a means of celebrating literacy and promoting the love of books and reading.