11. Summer Reading

I’ll admit it — Summer isn’t my favorite time to work in the library, when it can be something of a madhouse.

But one thing I do like?  The look on kids’ faces when they bring in their completed list of 15 books they’ve read for the Summer Reading Program.  I like asking them which book was their favorite.  I like talking to them about books before the summer starts.  I like finding books for them they’ve heard about and want to read.

I’m glad I have a part in motivating ordinary kids — kids from every imaginable ethnicity and walk of life — to read during the summer.  And I am happy with them when they meet the goal and receive their prize.

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