It’s a rite of passage of parenthood: volunteering at your kid’s school. I signed up for the school library, thinking that I can label and stack and organize. Deciding on categories is tough, though. We aren’t dealing with the Dewy Decimal system. Ours is more like, “There’s a bear family in this book; oh, right, I’ll put the animal sticker on it.”
Those tasks can always be more tedious than one imagines. Now that I can barely bend over, I might have to retire my library hat for while. But the last time I was in the library, it looked fine. Not my fault if people don’t put books back in the right places! Here are other ramblings of a library volunteer.