So, I'm going to give you an idea why I'm running behind. I arrived home from LA on Wednesday night at 9:45, and hit the ground running at work the next day, arriving at 7:30. After pulling the holds reports, and emptying bookdrop, I went to read my email. That's three days of email during a work week, read backwards so I could catch up on issues. I had one email confirming a workshop at another library. I'm going to teach a one hour workshop about book reviewing. I had another email inquiring as to whether I might want to teach a readers' advisory workshop in Pittsburgh when I'm home in October. That's pending. Then, I hit the budget emails. At 9 a.m., my boss showed up to meet with my staff and give us a heads up about forthcoming budget hearings. From 10-11:30, I attended a budget meeting.
Went back to the library, and set up chairs for Deborah's Authors @ The Teague program. I read more email, met with a supervisor, and, then, had a highlight of the day, one reason I'm writing today's blog. One of our patrons stopped in, and asked if I had a minute. I went out to his car with him, and he had a full trunk, filled with pop, juice, glasses, plates, forks, napkins, even ice. And, in the back seat was a cake - all for the staff.
He told me he had wanted to do this for the staff for a while. He bought all of that, picked out the cake. When I introduced him to another manager, he told her he thought the Velma Teague Library was wonderful. The staff was always helpful and professional, and helped him get what he needed. He went on to compliment all of us. It's not every day that a patron tells us thank you, and how much he appreciates what we do. And, this thank you was extraordinary.
Deborah arrived while I was setting everything up. We took time before the program to take a picture of her in front of the poster sent by her publisher, William Morrow.
|Deborah Crombie in her Leander cap|
It was a terrific program, with a great audience. (I do promise the recap tomorrow.) Deb signed books before heading off to her next program in Sedona.
And, I had an hour to work on the reference desk before heading home. A terrific day ended with a mailbox full of books, twelve of them. Lots of reading ahead.
Thanks for sharing one of my days, a very special one.