Days Like These

I posted in July about a day at my library. A Friday where everything seemed to come to life and was just a beautiful concert of library, community, and coming together. Today was similar and worth sharing. It reminded me a bit of Jami’s post on the Holiday Spirit. I don’t consider myself a romantic by any means and have worked with a population of people long and closely enough to understand that the holidays aren’t a Rockwell painting for all, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sharing a bit of joy, ever. July, December, anytime.

So here goes today:

*a group of teen girls singing ‘happy birthday’ to their friend in a video they were making in the animation studio

*a teen volunteer organizing the graphic novels like nobody’s business and diligently cutting out squares of fabric for an upcoming craft project

*working with my supervisor for a much needed weeding project and listening to her laugh while reading Kiki Strike

*harpsichordist and pianist in the foyer playing slow, joyful music

*families with children dressed in tights and calico dresses or sweaters and pants eagerly attending holiday performances

*a co-worker having the ‘this has been a day look’ and being rejuvinated by the pot of candy my other co-worker keeps on her desk

*the weather-70 and sunny

*a pink hat with flowers found at the end of the day and returned to the ‘lost but not yet found’ area

It was a good day at the library. Anyone else have stories to share?

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Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.