Friday, June 01, 2007

An Ode to Silence

Exams have begun! Exams have begun!

(the librarian spins in circles of joy, shelving books in a counter-clockwise direction)

Yeah, the students aren't too happy about it. Poor kids (snark). But me? The QUIET. Lovely, lovely quiet.

Perhaps you went to your high school library once or twice? Yes? And there was a mean librarian there who insisted on all kinds of restrictive rules, right? There was in mine. His name was Mr. Litchfield and he had really looooong eyebrows. That he brushed straight up. And they met his hairline. No, I am not kidding. It made him look like a werewolf. A werewolf who had been cursed for all eternity to guard books, scare teenagers, and refuse to be helpful at all costs.

Not so here. We are all OPEN, man. My library (oh, let me be all PC - my media center) is a social center before school, during lunch and after school. Which is nice, because we enjoy getting to know the kids, and for the most part they are great. But they are also like a litter of golden retrievers: all bouncy and stumbly and barking.

Now they are trapped in the sticky web of EXAM WEEK and we have have quiet. *sigh*
Thank you LOLDOGS on flickr.com for the above image, which belongs to rockcreek.

2 comments:

Scott said...

I remember my high school librarian, Miss Nevers. We assumed her name was a reference to her sex life. She was about 50, short and thin with short hair. And mean! Or so I thought, until I actually had to talk to her one on one about something. Lo and behold, she was actually very nice! As long as you weren't getting loud in her library. I've always respected libraries because I love books and love to read, so I was never a problem and we got along fine.

Oh, The Joys said...

Shhhhh.

Heh.

You know, my brother in law has a thing for Librarians...