Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Librarian has the Best Summer Ever with the FCPL Summer Challenge: Part 1

by Fae Giffen, Community Librarian 

Hi! My name is Fae and I’m a Community Librarian for Fresno County Public Library. I’m determined to have the best summer ever by doing the Fresno County Public Library Summer Challenge and sharing my experiences with you on this blog.

#2: Say hi to a librarian.

This one is pretty easy for me. After all, I work with librarians and I’m a librarian myself. I suppose I could have just said hi to myself, but all I have to do is wait until Monday morning and I can say hi to a bunch of librarians. Here we have Nicole Settle waving good morning to me. She’s one of our programming librarians, who helped put together the summer challenge, so if you’re having fun completing the challenges this summer, Nicole is one of the many staff members at FCPL you can thank. Say hi!

#34: Watch a sunrise or sunset.
The weather may be unbearably hot right now, but it does create some pretty sunsets. This is the view from my apartment around 8:30 on Sunday night. The sky was an expanse of different pinks and reds that seemed to go on forever. It’s almost worth it to live through such a hot day to have a sunset like this. Almost.

#30: Read for 10 minutes
One of my summer projects is reading the horror classic It, by Stephen King. Since it's 1090 pages long, it actually may take me all summer to finish. So far I’m really enjoying this story, but I have found out that Stephen King is maybe not the best author to choose as bedtime reading.  I made myself turn out the light and go to sleep after 10 minutes, because I was pretty sure if I kept going I wouldn’t be able to sleep at all. I’m already a little wary of clowns and this book isn’t helping at all. However, if you are looking for an excuse to stay up until the wee hours of the morning scaring yourself to death, I highly recommend you pick up a copy. FCPL has both regular and ebook copies, so there are lots of options for a little terrifying reading.
See you next week, for another update on my Summer Challenge progress!

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