If we were having coffee, we’d be meeting in my library. I’d be sitting at my usual perch behind the circulation desk blinking sleepily at you over a my Shakespeare mug, which is filled with lemon ginger tea. Work is quiet today–the usual patrons are settled and happy on the public computers–so I have time to chat.
Can you believe it’s already July?! Summer is going by WAY too quickly!
On Tuesday, I lead a Marshmallow Engineering STEM activity at the library. I got to work obnoxiously early that morning, giving me time to run around town picking up last minute supplies. I had no idea how many people to expect. In the end, there were around fifteen kids and their parents. I lead them through some basic exercises and challenges before giving them free reign to build anything they wanted with marshmallows and toothpicks. It was so much fun! Everyone had an absolute blast and, when the event wrapped up, all came into the library to do the various scavenger hunts and games I have set up. It’s days like this one where I can’t believe how lucky I am–I get paid to play with kids! I get paid to load them up with marshmallows and send them home to their parents all sugared up. Continue reading