Friday, July 24, 2009

What made my day yesterday...

A going-into-fourth-grade boy's mom asked if we could recommend some books for them. He's into fantasy (specifically magic), but not into Harry Potter. I pulled a few books, including Which Witch? and The Secrets of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson.

Mom: Hmm... Which Witch?... We've read that one, right?

Boy: Yes, but I want to read it again!

And they promptly snatched up all the books I'd brought over to them (which also included Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher and So You Want to Be a Wizard?).

Made. My. Day.

I know it's been awhile, but I'll have a couple Days in the Life of a Children's Librarian for you next week. Stay tuned.


Rasco from RIF said...

Isn't it just the BEST when an incident like this occurs and "out of the blue" so to speak! Hurray for you!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I love moments like that. Makes my job totally worth it!:)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

My son sent me a Tweet recently and wanted a list of fiction books to read! Happy day!

Anonymous said...

~gasp~ Not In To Harry Potter!?!?!?!?!?

I always feel great when i can recommend something to someone and they love it too. Can you come be the children's librarian at my library. She doesn't appear to like children...and looks annoyed at me when I encourage my 8 year old to use the library system herself i.e. reference desk, asking for recommendations, finding books in the right areas. She gives me a dirty look like I should be doing it for her. Bad librarian. Bad, bad!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like we've both had good days! I <3 RA! =)