Panic. Chaos. Disaster. Well, not really, but some people did freak out. The other day at work our Internet connection went out at around two-thirty in the afternoon, which is about three and a half hours before we closed. Let me tell you, it was a long three hours. At first, it didn't seem like … Continue reading When the Library Loses Internet
Two years of stress, tears, and work have come to an end. I am done with graduate school! I submitted my final assignments earlier this morning and I'm beyond relieved! There have been some easy times and some times when I really thought that I would not finish. Two years went by pretty fast, though … Continue reading Operation Graduate School: Complete
I meant to post this a while ago, but you know, life happens and you forget about things. Whoops. Since I published my book this past summer, I've taken to making sure I post in my online class introductions that I wrote book. After all, I'm going for my Master's in Library Science, as are … Continue reading Getting Out There
I recently read an article on Book Riot titled 'Why Book Buying Bans Are a Bad Idea' and though the author made some good points, I have to write a counter-post as to why Book Buying Bans can be a good thing. So, while book buying bans are kind of redundant due to the fact … Continue reading Book Buying Bans Can Be a Good Thing
Happy Friday everyone! Seriously, today is a good day because it was a year ago today that I started my amazing job at the library! Sometimes it doesn't feel like it's been a year and other times it, well, I guess it's never felt like a year. It still doesn't. But it is. I'm so … Continue reading Year One, Complete!
As I'm most of my readers now by now, I work in a library. This amazing job was offered to me just over six months ago and I thank God everyday for it because I know it was all in His plan for this one to open up as opposed to the other libraries I … Continue reading Reasons Why I Love Working in a Library
Surrounded by books... duh! First off, I normally work on Tuesdays, but I received an "earned day" where I can take a day off and get paid for it... so I took Valentine's Day off - which is really just another day for me. I don't buy into the whole Valentine's thing, but I won't keep … Continue reading How I Spent Valentine’s Day
I'm not a big fan of Halloween, but I admit that dressing up can be fun... as long as the costume is within reason. I stopped dressing up and going out for Halloween when I was ten, but in recent years have dressed up either for work or handing out candy. This year, it's both. … Continue reading Halloween 2016
I’ve heard from time to time people saying that libraries are becoming a thing of the past; that eventually they won’t be around anymore. Why should we keep funding them? Well, first of all... because I work at one (wink). Also, libraries are important. Libraries aren’t just for checking out books and reading them… I … Continue reading Libraries Are Important
1. How often do you visit your local library? Technically 5 days a week... since I work there and all. But I visit ones just outside of town once every few weeks. 2. Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you know you can read or are you someone who … Continue reading Library Lovers Tag
Ever since making my blog post planner printable and the mini-kit I have for sale on Etsy, I've been itching to make more printables. It's taken me 8 months to do it, but I did! Ladies and gentlemen, may I present... the Book Journaling Kit! With the sheets I made for this kit, you can … Continue reading Book Journaling Kit!
This past Monday I was slapped in the face... with a job. I didn't fill out an application nor did I go in for an interview. I was simply asked if I could stop by the library and was offered a job that had opened up that morning. I can't even begin to explain how … Continue reading Unexpected Blessing
I mentioned in my Goals for 2016 post that I was considering doing a Reading Challenge I had seen a page post on Facebook, since one of my goals this year is to read more books. I was going to take another look at that particular challenge when I had gotten an email from my local … Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenge!