On Tuesday mornings I play librarian over at my son's elementary school. I check books in and out, shelve the returned books and try to direct the students to the books they are looking for. Sometimes this is easy.
Animal books? See the shelf where the rest of your classmates are standing. That's where they are.
Books about airplanes? look for the number 629
Joke books? Right here on this table - I've learned not to bother shelving them because as soon as I do someone else wants them
Thanksgiving books? All up on top of the shelves for easy picking.
But there were two questions today that I just didn't have an answer for.
1) Where's the whale book that Cainan was holding last week?
(note, not the one he took out - because then I might remember checking it in, but one he had in his hand - last week.)
2) Why is there no color inside this book?
This was from a little girl who after taking out a pretty pink book about Valentine's Day opened it up and discovered that the illustrations were all in black and white. She was so disappointed that the book had no color she returned it and found another book.
So - thank you to all the librarians out there who deal with this kind of thing all day, every day. I tip my hat to you.