Monday, January 28, 2013

Why I Love Working at the Library

People envy me.  To be surrounded by all those books, to work in such a peaceful place–it must be heaven!  And it is, although I don’t have much time to browse for myself and the quiet can be quickly shattered when a toddler decides he, "does not want to!"  But that’s not why I love being here.  I like helping people.  It just does wonders for my ego!  And if you don’t need my help, that’s fine.  We’ve made our systems as user-friendly as possible so you can easily do what you need to do all by yourself.  I’m here for anyone who needs a little help, or even a lot of help.  If you want to learn to do it yourself, I’ll teach you.  If you’d rather I do it, that’s fine too.  And the best part is you don’t have to pay a fee for my services.  The county provides the majority of our funding as an investment in your quality of life.

So when I wish you good morning, just smile and go about your business.  But if you need help finding a good read for the weekend, just ask me.  I’ll use my experience and resources to match you up with the perfect book.  And who knows?  Maybe I’ll find something for myself while I’m looking amidst all the books in this peaceful place.

Mary Kretsch
Information Specialist