Slice of Life Tuesday: New Year, New Position

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I’m finally living the dream. Last week I started my new position as School Librarian in my corporation. I love it! There is stress; I’ve completely reorganized the large library space and I’m done with the fiction section of the room (alphabetical order isn’t as easy as it seems). As I work with the nonfiction shelves, I remember my learning of the Dewey Decimal system, wondering if this is the best way for patrons to find what they are looking for when they come to the library. I gathered stacks of books that I want to restock in different parts of the room, and made a list of books and materials I want to order (growing by the minute! — my director is going to say, “You don’t have that kind of budget!”).

My number one goal this year as a new librarian is to spread the love of reading and books to all who visit the library. I typed some author quotes and made little displays all over the area, and placed small “Did You Know…?” trivia around the room. When students are perusing, they can use these to be inspired and make choices that pertain to them. I am passionate about reading (and learning), and I want my patrons to share their learning, too.

I returned home today exhausted. I almost didn’t write this post, but I’ve skipped enough Slice of Life days this summer, and it’s time to start my own “homework” again. I ran across this saying about writing today, and it made me laugh — the perfect way to end the day.

(pictures are mine, from Facebook post memes: Katrina Monroe author quote, and Values.com)

 

Small Business Saturday — Used Book Sale/Spread the Book Love

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In the spirit of Small Business Saturday and the season of giving, I’m hosting a used book sale. My doubles/triples titles need new homes so they can be re-loved by new people! Books are 3 for $5, 5 for $8, or 10 for $15 plus shipping. “Grab bag” fun! Titles not guaranteed; please let me know which age group you prefer: Toddler/Child, School Age/Student, Young Adult, or Adult. Sale ends when quantities run out. Give books for the holidays! (Disclaimer: All books are used, but in good shape! Most books have my name labeled on them, as they were in my classroom at one time or another. Pictures are samples.) All proceeds go to buying new books for my school students. Payment through PayPal. Shipping via US Postal Service (flat rate shipping $3.99). If you’re interested, send me a note at jdsniadecki@gmail.com.¬†pb-pack-sbs2016histfictionpacksbs2016

Happy holidays!

 

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