I hope this finds you well and that you have had a nice summer. It’s hard to believe school is about to start!
The time has come for me to announce that I will not be returning to the library this fall. It was such a hard decision, but it is undeniably the right time for some lucky new person to take my place.
I have been PK’s library resource specialist since 2010, after holding the same position at Robinson Elementary from 2003 to 2008. Doing this work has been an honor and a joy. I treasure the friends I have made—students, families, and coworkers. I have the highest respect for the amazing books written for young people these days; this is truly a golden age of children’s literature. I cannot believe my good fortune in finding work that was so engaging, rewarding, and just plain fun.
To the entire school community: thank you, thank you, thank you. Your support over these many years has been key to whatever good the library has achieved. I have seen how parents’ and teachers’ enthusiasm for reading finds its way straight to the students and is evident in their eagerness for books and fondness for the library. Please continue to show goodwill toward the libraries in our schools as well as our public libraries. Libraries really matter, and we all play a part in sustaining these essential strongholds of knowledge and understanding.
That about does it for this final blog post, but let’s not make this goodbye! I just live a couple of blocks from school, so I hope to see you when I’m walking my dog or tending my yard. I will miss you and the library so much, but I am also curious to see what the next chapter holds. Best wishes, and happy reading!