So … yeah. I never wrote here about how setting up the library went. There’s a very simple, very good explanation for this: I was too busy with the process. In a flurry of activity, my boyfriend and I ended up cataloging over 4,000 books in the month of August. We had those, and the newly ordered books through Follett, on the shelves and looking beautiful in time for the open house the Thursday before the school year began.

Was it worth it? YES. The kids love their library. They love me, too. It’s worn off a bit, but I had celebrity status for a while. If I went into the cafeteria at lunchtime, I’d hear choruses of, “Hi, Miss Librarian!” It’s so rewarding. And the numbers show that the library is being used: nearly 2,000 checkouts in the first marking period.

I am so blessed to work there.

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