In my library today:
*teens sewing a curtain on the sewing machine that will be used to block out the sun for movies shown in front of the floor to ceiling windows
*teens cutting out butcher paper to cover a refrigerator box for a booth we’re making (gotta pick up the beaded curtain this weekend)
*teens adding the first colors of paint on the courtyard mural outside to represent stories and plays
*teens painting chairs for a civil rights project in the courtyard
*popcorn on the carpet from the moviegoers
*friendship bracelets in the making
*putting books on hold
*”Where is the room where you make movies?”
*families on the computers together on the first floor
Typical Friday? Yes. In many ways. It will be two weeks tomorrow since Mr. Joe Martin passed away. He was a generous donor to this library and so much to the community. If I took a snapshot today (digital camera is at home), he would’ve loved this. The spirit of the imagination was so vivid today.
Seems a little bit like library heaven to me.