Hi! I’m Laura and I think I was destined to be a librarian. When I was about seven, I asked my mom if I could work at the library. She told me to ask the librarians and the unfortunate answer was “You have to be 14 years old.” But that didn’t deter me, two days after I turned 14, I stopped at the community library and filled out a volunteer form and haven’t looked back since. I graduated with my MLIS ini 2008 and began working as a children’s librarian in a suburb of Philadelphia serving about 30,000 people.
I wear many hats as a librarian, including story time guru, reference/reader’s advisory librarian, and planning and implementing programs for children from kindergarten to eighth grade. And I think my favorite kids in the library are the non-stop readers and the picky readers – both need that little extra bit of help to find the books that speak to them. I love when kids get as excited about reading as I am.
I’ve been blogging here for a few years and I love the personal learning network I have created from meeting librarians, teachers and book lovers from around the globe. You’ll see library program ideas, storytime plans, book reviews and my musings and ramblings about the library world. You can also follow me on Twitter: @literacious