Don't get me wrong, busy is good. (And if you think that libraries are no longer relevant, come visit my branch. I'll show you so much relevancy, your head will explode.) BUT since we're also more short-staffed than usual this week, it's been exhausting and sometimes frustrating. Comes with the territory.
And yet, magically, the library regulars always seem to know when I am having a bit of a rough time. My wonderful interns did an arts & crafts program today, and after it was through, I received a surprise present from one of the kids:
|This would be even more perfect if my name were Bryan.|
Call it overly-precious. Call it twee. I don't care. This pin turned my day around - especially because the kid was so proud of herself for making it. I will wear it with pride and use it as inspiration to be the best librarian I can be. Because who doesn't want to be #1?
(Full disclosure: my co-worker and equally awesome fellow children's librarian Ally received the same pin. We may need to have some kind of librarian cage match to determine the true victor.)