I live in a small town.
My small town has a small library.
The small library has a big heart.
The big heart belongs to the children’s librarian.
The children’s librarian left for a big town.
This is the first week my small town is without a librarian in the children’s room. The staff is working to fill the job, but they don’t want to rush into any decisions.
We have a nice library aide that is running the children’s room until they can find someone else. She is stressed. When I walked upstairs to the children’s room on Thursday I read a sign that said: Children’s room closed on Saturday. I talked with aide and she said that nobody from the adult room would in the children’s room on Saturday. They were afraid of being short-staffed downstairs.
I am not happy.
Today the adult room will be fully staffed. The computers will be filled with people watching Youtube videos and checking Facebook, the movie aisles will be filled with people looking for movies to watch, but the children’s room will be closed. The room will be dark, cold and empty.
I’m glad I’m out of town this weekend.