What Happened to Summer?
July 24, 2012
Ask any student what summer means to them and one of the first responses I think you will hear is "FREEDOM!" It is a time to do what they want, when they want, for how long they want, or so they think. However, the fascination with summer does not end when children get out of high school. How do I know? I am a recently graduated college student and the one thing that I look forward to after all the classes are finally over is some down time to just relax. Summer is that breath of fresh air that lifts you up so that you can tackle one more year of education.
This summer will be my last before I join the world of full-time employment, the world where we don’t always get three months of freedom before we tackle the next year and the world of steady paychecks and responsibilities. You may be wondering what I am doing with my last summer of freedom. The answer to that is simple; I am taking advantage of my job here at the library to read like crazy. During school, I couldn’t read what I wanted. Now I can! I am:
- Checking books out from the shelves
- Putting holds on new and forthcoming books on the online catalog
- Using OverDrive to read eBooks on my Kindle
- Using Online Resources like What’s Next and Fiction Connection to discover new authors and series
- Reading 6 classics I haven’t got to read yet for the 6 in 12 adult reading program
What happened with your summer?