I always knew that my first tattoo would be both book-related and nerdy. Books have held a special place in my heart since childhood, and, well, I’m a huge nerd. It just made sense. So I don’t think it came as a surprise to my Dad when I finally told him, “Hey, just so you know, I have the phrase ‘DON’T PANIC’ forever scarred into my skin.”
Earlier this week I was telling a friend that I volunteer at my local library. It was a timely discussion, considering it’s National Volunteer Week in Canada, and also an important one, given the fact that they asked me why I spend my free time volunteering.
The answer was simple: I volunteer at my local library because I care.
Buying gifts for a bookworm can be difficult. You know the only thing they want is a new book, but you don’t know which one to get them. They’ve already read so many, and their TBR piles are teeming. The fear of getting a bookworm a book they already have is real, so what are you supposed to do?
Happy Towel Day to all my fellow hitchhikers!
Growing up I always thought that being a librarian would be the coolest. I mean, they just hang out in libraries all day and read, right? Well, turns out that’s not really true. Last month I sat down with Sharron Smith, manager of bibliographic services at the Kitchener Public Library, to chat about what librarians really do while on the job. This story originally ran in The Community Edition’s March issue.
I’ve always romanticized the idea of being a librarian. In my mind, librarians get to hang out in buildings filled with books, spend their days reading books and talking about books, and, most importantly, make their living off of being a book nerd. That’s what really happens when you sign up to be a librarian, right?
I haven’t had a lot of time to write about books lately, but I did write a couple pieces about my local library for The Community Edition (a monthly publication in Kitchener-Waterloo). Check out this piece about KPL’s new strategic plan, which was originally published in TCE’s March issue. I’ll share more stories about my favourite library soon.
I’ve always wanted to design my own agenda, and this year my friends over at MacLellan Baetz (MB) Publishing House let me make my notebook dreams come true! Now I have my very own, customized, handmade, space-themed agenda. Want to know why I designed it this way? Check out the blog I wrote for MB (which originally appeared on their website).