|This is not my library, but it's awfully pretty|
A bit of background: We hired a new programs librarian a while back. He's a great guy (Male librarian! Those are rare!), and the programs he's been planning are awesome--interesting, educational but not in a boring way, just all around good stuff. We have a patron who comes in daily, plays computer games for her allotted four hours, then goes to one of the library programs at 7pm.
The other night, on her way to the program room, she stopped at my desk and asked, "What am I learning about tonight?"
I checked the schedule and told her, "tonight, you're learning about climbing Mt. Everest."
Then she started raving about the previous week's program on beekeeping and how amazing bees are. All I could think was I want to know about bees too!
|Buzz buzz--we are fascinating!|
Talking to her got me thinking how rad library programs are, especially the ones we're doing. It also reminded me that I want to climb Mt. Everest and travel to Antarctica... You can come to the library, and learn interesting stuff from experts for free! The only problem, in my case, is by the time these programs roll around, I've already been at the library for eight hours, and all I want is to go home. I have no idea what this woman's life is like outside of the library, but it seems quite enjoyable to play Bejeweled Blitz for four hours, go to an educational program, and then go home (I'm just assuming she goes straight home, but maybe she has something else planned--who knows!).
Maybe I'll start going to other libraries after work, just for a change of atmosphere...