Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Book[mobile] News

My first days at the library have been full, a bit exhausting but very good. The time goes pretty fast -- even on my LONG Tuesdays, the one day that the bookmobile has an evening stop. I worked from 8:30 AM to a little after 7:00 PM. That will be true most weeks. But I am enjoying it. There is a lot of variety. We visit a few retirement homes, a couple of elementary schools and a Native American Headstart program, and a few apartment complexes.

Tomorrow will be a bit of a challenge. We go to an assisted living center and to a separate nursing home. The challenge, though, is that we expect snow tonight and pretty much all day tomorrow. I think we will start off with a couple of inches on the ground and have five to six inches on the ground by the time I get home at 6:00 PM. Should be a tiring day.

On the other hand, I have Friday off, work a short day on Saturday and then am off again Sunday. Next week I have some long weekdays, but then I will have a three-day weekend. (I would appreciate it if the weather would be nice, of course.)

Another nice surprise today was that the librarian had ordered two copies on my mystery and they just arrived. And at the elementary school stop today, I met another local author -- a woman who is about to publish her seventh chidren's book.


Rick said...

Cute Bookmobile! It's a lot smaller than the hulking tour bus of a thing Davenport had in my childhood (and I suspect they still have). I had visons of you behind the big rig, and they were quite humerous to say the least.

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the new job.


Michael Dodd said...

No big rig, that's for sure. This is kind of an oversized van fitted out with carts and things.