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Every day this week, in honor of National Library Week, I've featured a librarian who was nominated by a book club reader to receive a special gift as a thank you for being so special. It's been an amazing week for me, reading all of the wonderful emails readers have sent nominating their local librarians. Today's nomination is from book club reader, Dana Proffer...
"Dear Suzanne, thank you for reminding us to honor our librarians. I'd like to nominate the North Richland Hills Library in Texas as one of the best. (I can't pick a favorite librarian because they're all so nice!) I've had occasion over the years to request many things from our librarians: Help getting a book from another library through TexShare, finding resources for my child's school projects, getting tips on how to snag that brand new bestseller the day it comes out (I'll never tell), suggesting a book purchase, etc. Without exception, the NRH librarians are helpful, cheerful and ready to help in any way they can.
One librarian is a gardener like me, and when saw a book on cutting gardens she thought I'd like, instead of checking it out for herself, she called me about it and let me read it first. She's even shared irises from her garden with me and other librarians for our gardens. There is always a lovely annual luncheon to show their appreciation for their volunteers. I've found that other volunteers love our librarians as much as I do. It's like a big family. They also host numerous fun activities for kids and grownups alike: Pictures and Popcorn movie days, string quartets on weekends, fun programs like Mad Science, Mondo Drummers, Zooniversity and Free Comic Book Day where you can dress up like your favorite Super Hero. They're a fun bunch at the NRH Library and their community is very proud of them. Thanks Suzanne, for letting me brag on a wonderful group of people!"--Dana Proffer
Congratulations to the staff at the North Richland Hills Library, your gift is on the way. Please do send us a photo. We'd love to share in your celebration.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.