Today our church hosted a holiday program for children under 7. It was for kids and their mums/dads to come and have some fun. We had arts and crafts, music and dance, a jumping castle, dress ups, space to ride bikes, and storytime. I was asked to read stories to the kids and I loved it! I enjoyed the whole thing….from selecting the books, to reading them, and making funny character voices.
It was great to see the kids listening so intently to the stories, and it occurred to me in the middle of it all that it’d be kinda fun to be a kids librarian. Books are cool, and I love to see kids enjoying books. Once a child has a love of reading, they can learn anything. Anything? Yep, anything.
So one day when I’m not home schooling, mothering three little ones, considering going back to work part time, dreaming of medical missions, trying to decorate my home on a shoe string, sending stuff to Africa or planning a secret garden maybe then I could be a librarian in my spare time.
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” Victor Hugo