I was only going to be at the library for a minute, I told myself. I’m going to just dash in, pay the fine that I owe for some overdue books, and then head straight home. Forty-five minutes later, I was finally on my way home. So where did all the time go?
The library staff stay busy but they somehow always manage to be so friendly and helpful that I’m sure I probably spent a few minutes saying “hi” and “how are you doing?” with two or three of them before I glanced my watch and saw what time it was. “Oops, gotta go. Bye.”
It’s easy for us to spend forty-five minutes or an hour or two in a library. We browse through the books, magazines, DVD’s, the art displays, spend time on the computers, or sit and read in a comfortable chair or attend a class. But have you ever wondered what a librarian does all day in the library? Now’s your chance to not only find out, but catch them in the act with your camera.
National Library Week is April 10-16 and as part of “create your own story at your library”, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 is Library Snapshot Day at the Haltom City Public Library. This event is an ALA, American Library Association, planned event to provide a way for libraries to show their communities what a typical day for librarians and staff entails. I think we will all be amazed at just how much they do and the variety of services they provide.
Oh, by the way, did I mention that when I arrived home this evening, I realized that I had forgotten to pay my library fine? Oh well, another excuse to visit my favorite library and librarians.