I love my job, reason #22

Seriously, I love being a Children's Librarian. I did a reading a couple weeks back at one of the local elementary schools. I read books to 2nd graders for about a half an hour. I carefully chose my books, trying to get crowd pleasers that would show the kids that, "reading is fun," etc., so I wound up taking:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (my favorite)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steg
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
and The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (an oldy, but still a favorite story of mine!)

(Also any Librarian might notice that I am also trying to innundate the little monsters with award winners: Where the Wild Things Are, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and The Little House are all Caldecott Medal Winners.

Anyway, I was a little intimidated at first--reading to 60+ staring eyes--but once I started reading things went great and the kids seemed interested. Anyway, today I received a stack of Thank-you letters from the kids and not only were they really sweet but also funny (due mostly to the spelling mistakes).

Thought I would share two of the letters (I kept the mistakes as they were):

Letter 1.

March 11, 2008

Dear Miss Monster,
Thank you for reading to us. Hope you cume back and read to us som time. I ben to your library like 10000 times or more. I like your books.
Sincerely,
XXXXXX

Letter 2.

Match 11, 2008

Dear Miss Monster,
Thank you for reading to us. You're really nice when you say "Thank you for letting me reading to you." I like when you readed the stinky little chese.
Sincerely,
OOOOO

Comments

Amy said…
i like when you "read" the stinky little chese too friend... mmmm.... WINK!
Colleen said…
Awww. Do you have plans to read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very bad Day? I will show up for storytime if you do. Really. I'm old now, but I *loved* that book.
Thanks for the suggestion Colleen--hadn't even thought of that one!

Amos, you are RIDICULOUS!
Mummy Dearest said…
Can you become my personal librarian, and I can keep you in my kids' room, with a little desk next to their little bookshelf?
Miss Cellaneous said…
Awww that's so cute! You get to do cute fun things while I try to convince stooped teens that the library is "fun" while the roll their eyes at me. . .
Ha ha ha Mummy Dearest, that is a fun idea and a little creepy. You would open the closet to get the kids clothes and a limp arm would reach out with a book suggestion for the day!

Miss Cellaneous! Ha ha, I bet they really love your enthusiasm--just don't let let them steal your soul the way teenagers can. ;)

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