I suppose I should have kept today's book, Librarian's Night Before Christmas by David Davis with illustrations by Jim Harris, until 24th December but I'm so glad I didn't - plenty of time for rereads before then. A retelling of the famous poem from a librarian's viewpoint the story starts with a very pertinent comment "We toiled overtime at our library here, 'cause the powers that be cut our staffing this year' , rings bells and I don't mean festive ones. Santa arrives to fulfil the poor librarian's wishes though and stocks the shelves with classics, gives books to little children and reads to them having arrived in a flying red mobile library bus. So many quotes I could use but loved this one"Nick chided a censor who wished some books gone. And suggested she scan Fahrenheit 451!" Librarian friends you need to add this book to your collections!
"Nick winked at the cat as they dashed down the aisles,
And yelled "Happy reading you bibliophiles!"
He loaded his crew and sang from the yard,
"The best gift of all is a library card!"
My blog is a collection of thoughts and I hope you will learn something about me from the ramblings as well as finding some useful links. I'm Bev Humphrey and I'm a Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant. I am self employed so views expressed are solely my own.
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