I have no control of the thermostat in my library. One toasty day, I took off my cardigan during a booktalk to High School students and said, “Talking about books gets me hot.” Oh, how they laughed. Luckily, I wasn’t with freshmen, who probably would’ve turned red!
From Tricia Svendsen, Bishop Feehan High School Teacher-Librarian:
Some twenty years ago, when I was the new librarian at an elementary school that did not previously have a certified teacher-librarian, I was teaching the parts of a book to my fourth graders. Pointing to each part, I asked them to identify them. Their lack of instruction in library skills was evident as they took guess after guess as I pointed to the spine: “border,” “edge,” “side.” I halted the guessing when one confident student blurted out “the sperm!”