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An interview with the librarian, Ms. Underwood

It’s fun to get to know one another better, so the I decided to interview our school librarian, Ms. Underwood. And since she’s the librarian of course I asked her what she thought about her job. She answered, “I’ve been the Librarian here at THES for 13 years and I love being your Librarian!”

I also wanted to get her opinion on teaching students on books. She was very excited when she answered, “I think reading is a very special thing. It’s a free vacation and wonderful journey to other times and places. My heart dances when watching kids become super readers because I know they’ll always have that gift.  I’m proud to be a part of that!”

 Our librarian works in the library and manages it, I asked her what she thought about managing a library. She said, “It is a juggling act for sure!  I want to help every teacher and every kid find books they’ll love, teach, read, organize, inventory, repair, etc.  I am very lucky to have a few wonderful parents who stop by to shelve an armful of books when they have extra minutes or library friends that help inventory every year!  Without them, I’d go crazy!”

Because we aren’t all rich, I asked her how would she change the library if she could. She said,”The library, the book collection, and what I teach is always growing and changing. Much like the solar eclipse we just had, we don’t notice changes in the library until they’re drastic and well-publicized.”

I also decided it would be fun to ask her some bonus questions. First I asked her what her favorite book or series was. It was an obvious answer but she said, “My list of favorite books is totally bonkers, and I think I could spend a day just listing all of them.  To shorten things up, I must confess:  I will always love Harry Potter books!” It’s also still a pretty new year, I decided to ask her what she was looking forward to in the 2017-18 school year. She said, “I’m looking forward to getting to know all of our new teachers, learning to play the ukulele, reading all of the new award nominees, and going on some travel adventures with my family!” I hope everyone including Ms. Underwood is excited for what this year has to come!