A Day In the Life Of Your Friendly Neighborhood Page
You’ve seen us around. We’re the ones who circle the library, pushing or pulling those black carts filled with books, CDs, graphic novels, and films, taking them back to where they belong. We’re the ones who come when you need a hand. When a desk clerk calls, we all leave our posts and "race" to make sure that one of us will get there as soon as possible. We are always moving. We are elusive. We are pages. (FYI: If this was a video blog, I would have inserted some sort of “James Bond”- or “Mission: Impossible”-type soundtrack at this point.
Sookie has a gift: she can read minds. She considers her telepathy a disability because many of the townspeople consider her crazy. She doesn’t date much because of her gift (or curse). She stays with her grandmother, and works at a bar called Merlotte’s. Her life is routine until Bill Compton steps into the bar one night, a vampire more than a century old. The events of the night take an unexpected turn for the worst for the vampire. Sookie rescues him from a couple who are trying to drain him for his blood to sell on the black market.
Fall is in the air at Buckner. The Buckner Branch is bringing Fall inside with this beautiful wall mural displaying a forest scene in full autumn color. The mural is being painted by Jackie, one of Buckner's staff.
My name is Liz, and I’m a sub at the Lone Jack Branch. I’ve worked here for five years now, and I walk out of the library with a full bag of books at the end of almost every shift. Here are five books I love--some are recent finds; others I’ve read and reread since my teen years because I love them so much.
(... to work and clock in and find it and scan it and deliver it and shelve it and you’ll read it or watch it or listen to it and…)
Last time we talked, I informed you of the fundamental responsibility of Pages, which is shelving books. This is what Pages do 95.345481% of the time -- give or take a percentage point here or there. Normally, there is always something to shelve; however, there are other tasks that Pages have.
Well, this is it. It is my final day here at the Mid-Continent Public Library at the Camden Point Branch. After working for five years at the branch, my family and I will be moving to New Mexico where my husband has a new job. I have really enjoyed working at the library, and I will miss all my co-workers and all the wonderful patrons.
Belated congratulations to the MCPL Book Cart Drill Team and Independence Branches for winning First Place in the "Commercial-Other" Division at the Independence Halloween Parade. The Independence Halloween Parade is a rite of passage for many students in the area. Every student that has ever played in an Independence School band can tell you their own thrilling or chilling story of marching in the parade. It may be another parade to some, but for others, it's a tradition. The team did a great job, thanks for representing!
Since many people are unsure what a library page does, I decided to describe what we do. When patrons return items they’ve checked out, the clerk will check the items in and place them on a cart. When the cart is full, it goes to the page section for sorting.