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Future Librarian?

Last week, my kids came to visit me at work.  I think all kids get a huge thrill out of seeing where their parents spend time when they're -- gasp -- not actually with the kids, but I really can't imagine many better workplaces to visit a parent than the children's department of a public library.

The girls had a great time.  My almost-7-year-old formed an immediate bond with one of our high school pages, and they had a lovely time reading Officer Buckle and Gloria together.  Both girls went to Story Time, and even though it happened to be Toddler Story Time, they enjoyed the songs, books and craft project.  They were happy, I was happy.  It was a good visit.

The best part of the visit, though, might be the fact that my 9-year-old organized the library's entire Erin Hunter collection.  She arranged the books by category (Warriors, Seekers, Survivors), then subsection (Dawn of the Clans, Omen of the Stars, etc.), and then book order.   For those of you who are not familiar with the Warrior Cats and other Erin Hunter books, this is no small feat.

Future librarian? I can only hope!  Maybe I can get her to help shelve sometime...

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