Whether I’m ready or not, summer reading is indeed, coming. I’ve got WAY too much to do before it gets here, but it’ll be here before I know it. I am always more than jealous as friends begin making plans for 1/2 day Fridays, summer vacations, and relaxing when all I can think about is the number of families streaming through the doors on any given day to a variety of programs and the endless questions about “required reading” for summer (not by the library, but usually by a school class).
But then I remember the excitement of an upcoming Kindergartner signing up for the Summer Reading Program for the first time, the look in a kid’s eye when I find the book they just “have to have”, and the not-so-reluctant choice of a picky reader when I’ve found something they might actually want to read. These are the reasons why I do it – through the crazy, busy, insane months of summer – I know that I am making a difference in a child’s life and that’s what makes this the best job in the world.
So, I’m bracing myself, taking each day (and item on my checklist) one at a time and I’m getting ready for a summer filled with finding that just right book for that just right kid. Brace yourselves, Miss Laura is (almost) ready!