Saturday, February 12, 2011


I'm a frustrated librarian. Frustrated because there are so many books in my library that I want to read and I can't read them all as fast as I'd like. Frustrated because there are so many students who still think reading is a chore rather than a joy. Frustrated because some of the best intentions of some well meaning adults  hinder rather than help my crusade to get kids reading. They expect kids to read books that are too long and too hard. A lot of the kids haven't given their brains a reading workout in years. Books that are too long and too hard just frustrate them. They carry them around and maybe read the first chapter 20 times, but never finish the book. Better to start off with shorter easier books and build up. There's my two cents for today.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Reading Nerd

I spent most of Monday and Tuesday in a writing workshop, but managed to make it back to my library for the last hour of the day. A student came in to read. "Miss, I'm turning into a reading nerd. I'm reading all the time!" she said. That's my plan for world domination, one reading nerd at a time!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Visit the Library

If you live in the Lordsburg area you have a new opportunity to visit your child's school library and share the gift of reading. Due to extra funding from Project MILES an Improving Literacy Through School Libraries grant, the libraries at the three elementary schools and DTMS will have extended library hours after school and on selected Satudays.
The extended hours are as follows:
RVT:  Monday and Wednesday 4:00 to 6:00 and second Saturdays 11:00 to 2:00.
Southside:  Monday 4:00-6:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:00 and first Saturdays 9:00-12:00
Central: Monday and Wednesday 4:30-6:30 and first Saturdays 9:00-12:00
DTMS: Monday and Wednesday 4:30-6:30 and first Saturdays 9:00-1200

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Good Book

I finished reading My Name is Falon by Kim Wiese on my Kindle Saturday. The story  follows Falon Macvail from her family's brutal eviction from their farm in Scotland in the 1820's across the ocean to tame new land in Mexico. As Falon comes of age she deals with death, the dangers of a new, unfamiliar land, Native American and slavery issues, and a husband who is less than ideal. The Texan's war with Mexico plays a major roll in the story. I had a hard time putting this story down. I'd recommend it.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

About the title

I'm in my second incarnation as a librarian. In my first, back in the 80's, I worked primarily at the elementary level. One of my joys was storytime with the kindergarten kids. One little boy would become so involved he'd talk to the story characters. "Oh no, princess, there's the dragon!" "Stop, it's a man-eating tiger!" he'd yell. Whenever he'd see me in town, even blocks away, he'd yell, "Hey, Libary, read me a story!" But he couldn't pronounce his l's so it would be "Hey, Yibary, read me a story." I couldn't fix the l's, but I did teach him that the library was the room and that I was the librarian, the lady that worked in the library. And that's how, a long time ago, I became the "Yibary Yady".