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On the Twelve Days of Christmas

On the 12 days of Christmas, my library system gave to me:

One new library catalog

Two busy self-check-outs

Three new children’s tables

Four prizes for summer reading

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Five book displays

Six wonderful weekly story times

Seven freshly painted walls

Eight interesting book series

Nine outreach events

Ten chairs in our conference room

Eleven special preschool programs


Twelve happy children (and many, many more!)

While some of these numbers are only a brief representation of the total figure, other quantities are right on target.  Regardless of the number, all of these examples are just some of the gifts I received while working at our community branch library in 2013.

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The highlight, of course, was sharing time with the people, both customers and staff members, I have been blessed to work with this year.

What has been the greatest gift you have received at work this year? What upcoming opportunity are you most anticipating in 2014? Please share in the comments below!

One comment

  1. Renee

    I received a wonderful new co-worker in the Children’s Library early this year. Nothing beats having a department in which we all work well together as a team, share the same enthusiasm and passion for our profession, learn from each other, support each other, and love each other like family. She makes it a joy to go to work each day.
    I am most excited to have the opportunity and experience to write grants in 2014. As a newbie to my job as a Children’s Librarian, this will be my first go at grant writing. I’m up for the challenge and hope I can bring some much needed resources to our library and our community. Wish me luck!

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