As an elementary school librarian, I don't have to chase the high. It chases me down twice a year.
I just wrapped up running my thirteenth book fair.
I say "wrapped up", because the carts and boxes are packed and ready for pick up, taking up a sizable chunk of real estate on the reading side of the library. They don't get picked up until Thursday. It will probably take another week for me to finish the financial forms, get a check disbursed, and truly wrap up the fair.
I am grateful for the outpouring of support from the volunteers (and an artsy assistant) who turned the library into a bookstore wonderland this week.
I am grateful to my administrators for supporting our efforts, to my colleagues for allowing students to shop in the middle of the day, to parents braving before school "rush hour", standing in line at our three registers to buy the books their children wished for. The funds raised from the fair will help pay for author visits and books for our students.
What am I most grateful for?
My favorite question this week:
"Ms Margocs, when do we get to come back to the library to check out books?"