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Non-mofo award

I've been meaning to mention this one for a while, but...

To the two-year-old twin girls who come in with their mom, so well-behaved, and clean up the children's area when they're finished playing, and always push in the chairs, and wait until we're done with the patron on the computer before showing us that wonderful book they found this time, that they're so excited about getting to read... Thank you. May you grow up just as wonderful as you are when you visit us...and just as generous.

We actually have a whole bunch of awesome little kids at work, but these two really take the cake. They came toddling in one day with their mom, nearly bouncing, and came up to return their books, and handed us a bag. Inside was the majority of their joint sticker collection. One of the things we've had to cut back on is fun kid-stuff, like coloring/activity pages, and the stickers the kids get at the end of their visit, at checkout. These two little girls visit with their mom regularly, and always ask for a sticker, like the other little ones...so they donated their sticker collection from birthdays and other presents so that everyone could still get one, when they come to the library.


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Oct. 1st, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
That is adorable. This story makes me happy. Makes the job totally worth it, right?
Oct. 1st, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
I love thoughtful kids like this. May I raise my son to be as nice.
Oct. 1st, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
:D :D :D :D :D

Oct. 1st, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
that's awesome. it's so good to hear about good patrons. these kiddos give me hope.
Oct. 1st, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Oct. 1st, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Awww, yay!!!
Oct. 1st, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Wow. Would you believe that brought tears to my eyes? We hear so much bad stuff about kids, of all ages, that we forget there are parents out there who are bringing up their children with grace and wisdom.
Oct. 1st, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Compare this to the bedbug mofo - you now have me thinking the next generation might be able to save civilization! ;)
Oct. 1st, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Two-year-olds do this? Two-year-olds?

I, for one, would like to welcome our future twin overlords (overladies?).
Oct. 1st, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
That is one of the sweetest things I have heard in a long time.
Oct. 1st, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaaaaay! I hope those kids are lifelong patrons and always stay so nice and understanding.
Oct. 2nd, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
Kids you just want to hug. I don't say that too often.
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The Society for Librarians* Who Say "Motherfucker"
For all of those times when the gatekeepers of the world's knowledge are called upon, in their professional capacity, to use the word "motherfucker." Or at least to seriously consider it.

*Open to librarians; library associates, specialists, technicians, and paraprofessionals of all kinds; library school students; library aides and volunteers; and all of those who love libraries, or even just love a particular librarian. Welcome.

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