Today would be my father's 72nd birthday. Anyone who knew my father knows he was an avid reader, reading on average a book a day -- for his whole life.
|Papa, building his|
That never happened, but something else really awesome did.
And now, a dream, I, his daughter, has harbored has come true: I am now a librarian!
Yes, of all the professions, I've often thought the one I would have most enjoyed (if I wasn't an author) is being a librarian. So imagine my delight when we arrived in our new town and discovered 1) our (tiny) town has a just-for-the-Town library! And 2) they needed a librarian.
Can you hear the angels singing?
|New book donations, ready to be shelved!|
Not all of it is fun. So many choices must be made -- shelf space is limited, as we only have room to house about a thousand books.
|wee book-loving me|
Joy! So Happy Birthday, Papa, from your loves-books-because-of-you, now-a-librarian daughter.