Friday, June 18, 2010

Why I Do What I Do

The teen summer reading program at my library is all online and as part of that the teens are able to write book reviews. We have over 600 book reviews posted on the site-the reviews are always a big hit of summer reading! While I was reading over the reviews to preview them before posting them on the site today, I came across a great review from a teen that ended with this quote:

"I just got into reading this year and I'm really glad I did."


That dear readers is why I'm a librarian! Moments like that make it all worth it!

6 comments:

  1. Just wanted to let you know that there's an award for you over at Book Love!

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  2. I wish I had more moments like these. Working in an academic library it is more along the lines of "thanks for helping me find that article I needed" :)

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  3. That is a GREAT moment! I love when I recommend a book and then a teen comes back for more recommendations... *sigh*

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  4. Awesome! One of the best librarian feelings ever.

    Can I ask how they post the reviews online? I'd love to do that with my teens - right now it's just paper reviews, but I think more would write them online.

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  5. We have the summer reading software from evanced. You can see our site at thelibrary.org/makewaves I know Johnson County Library did a program online this year by having the teens log onto goodreads and post reviews.

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  6. That makes it all worthwhile! It's so wonderful to hear from your teens that they are enjoyng reading.

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