Monday, July 7, 2014

Recent Things Liz Has Been Enthusiastic About (3)

Despite how long it has been since I have written an enthusiasm post, let me assure that you I have been excited about a lot of things.  I know! I'll start with my new job.

In mid May, I moved to Washington D.C. where I started a position as a Children's Librarian at a public library.  I'm very excited to be working with a children's staff of three other people (and lots of other great folks) and be living in the vicinity of my brother and several of my friends.

One of the things I get to do at my new job is Baby Time, which is very intense.  I do two back to back sessions, one at 10:30 and one at 11:00.  We distribute tickets to the first 70 people who come, and they all attend the 10:30 session.  Everyone else joins us at 11:00.  I get to work with a lot of bilingual children and nannies, so I've been learning new things that I can use with them.  One of my new favorite songs is "Mi Cuerpo." Lots of toddlers love to get up and dance with me, and even the babies love to bounce up and down on their caregivers' laps when I put this one on.

My current system has kids keep track of how much they read, so my branch is having a "Can You Read More Than A Librarian?" contest.  I'm keeping track of how much I read, and any child who reads more than I do gets to throw water balloons at me during our end of summer reading party.

Finally, this wouldn't be an enthusiasm post without at least some mention of books.  Here are three that I've read and adored this year.  No one is surprised that all of these come highly recommended by Ally, and now by me.