So a five-year-old boy came up to the reference desk this afternoon and asked me for train books. My emotional response to this was, “YES, I can show you those. I LOVE TRAIN BOOKS!!!”
That wasn’t really about the train books.
It was about the fact that I know how to help a five-year-old find train books, which is what I did.
It was February Break week here this week, and so I had a lot of opportunities like this to help kids find stuff. We found Captain Underpants, Clementine, and the 39 Clues. I got a teenager started on Stephen King. I was even happy to visit the stupid Boxcar Children a couple times. I had a conversation with a kid about how awesome The Westing Game is, and I talked with another one about mythology and different versions of the story of Icarus.
I love so many things about my new job, but talking with kids about books is something I will always love.
It was a fun week.