Featured librarian: Caroline Adams
Hi all! My name's Caroline and I work in a big library in the North East of England. I love reading books, wearing hats, knitting, and baking delicious things. I share my house with a very fluffy (and grumpy) house rabbit called Barley, who likes to come and sit by the fridge in the hope that she'll get some carrots....
My job title is Senior Library Assistant, which means that I look after other staff, help to choose new books, go and read stories at nearby schools, perform for the little ones at Storytime, and put together the activities (and prizes!) for the Summer Reading Challenge. I also get to talk to lots of kids and help them to find new and interesting things to read - definitely the best bit of my job!
We've been having so much circus-themed fun this summer at the library - we've made fabric patchwork Elmers, crafted our own clown hats and noses, and sculpted clay elephants. A lot of children have been working their way through Circus Stars so far, and we've been picking a winner from our draw bag every week, who's won a fab goody bag full of books. We've even seen some real life circus stars from the animal world too - we had a visit from a whole host of cool creatures, including a millipede, a giant snail, a hissing cockroach and heaps more!
Of course, there have been loads of fab books and stories too - some of my favourites this year have been "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney which is hilarious, "The Flowing Queen" by Kai Meyer which has really creepy mermaids lurking in the water below Venice, and "Hammy the Wonder Hamster" by Poppy Harris, about a hamster who can speak rabbit, as well as read and write! I'm really looking forwards to the next Septimus Heap book ("Darke") coming out, and the follow up to "Matched" by Allie Condie (though that one's really aimed at teenagers).
I hope you've all been enjoying the hols and your reading - if you want to ask me anything then fire away! I will recommend new books, suggest authors you might like, or even tell you how cute my bunny is...
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