Flannelrific, or Why I Flannel Friday

Flannelrific, or Why I Flannel Friday

Melissa from Mel’s Desk the founder of Flannel Friday invited Flannel Friday-er’s to share what FF means to us.

Coincidentally, today is my 15th anniversary as a full-time children’s librarian, and happily I’m still at that same library. The time has flown by and life before MLIS is getting murkier.  I did a lot of temping, and bookstore working, and math and reading aide-ing which made me the librarian I am today.

My favorite task as a librarian is sharing the love and joy of literature with kids and their adults.  Reader’s advisory and story time help me do just that.   And so does Flannel Friday.

But more than anything, this quote sums up my thoughts on Flannel Friday…

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ~C.S. Lewis

 Who but story-time librarians can bond over

A proper pig!?

or

a man made of breakfast food?

or

a hungry mouse?

or

a list of silly dances?

I’m so glad I am a part of this community of like-minded librarians.

I’m happy to be able to share this incredible body of work that  my library has created.

I’m humbled that other children’s librarians, some I’ll never meet, have visited my little blog, which has motivated me to continually improve it.  Before I joined Flannel Friday my little blog had four visits a day. (Which felt like a lot.  Seriously, how did they find it?)  After? More than 40!  Every day!  Having visitors was never a goal; I  just wanted a place to record my storytime plans. But isn’t it thrilling when you log in to your blog and there are hits and comments?  An added bonus.

I’m thankful for the people who are a part of my Twitter community who think my 140 characters are worth reading. The give and take found there is something I look forward to daily.

This has opened my story time world and I look forward to each Friday (whether I am participating that week or not).

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