Hey guys! This isn't a holiday most people know about but its SO IMPORTANT!
It's National Library Workers Day!
If that isn't enough for you -
Why you should love libraries:
bridge social gapsif you have access to a library,
Among a thousand reasons why you should be proud of library workers, I'm especially fond of this day because my mom is a public school library tech!
She worked at the elementary and middle school levels and has been changing kids lives for almost a decade! (Actually, maybe more than a decade?!)
It was her dream job since she was little and even though it took her a while, she finally got her own library :)
Look! She's even holding a ridiculously large book as a small child! She is never without a book in her hand, car, or purse haha!
(But really that's a bible my grandpa had to swear on to become fire chief, but that's besides the point)
Also, my mom has a Tardis in her school library.
PLUS! She puts in the extra effort to keep her library up with the times. That means focusing part of the small budget on graphic novels since that has proven to be the best way to get middle school boys excited about reading. Or focusing on responsible internet use, how to do research on and offline, and of course, how to find the books you won't want to put down!