With Thanksgiving weekend coming up, I have to stop and reflect about all the things that I am grateful for. There are many blessings in my life, and one of the most important things to give thanks for is my job as St. Monica's school librarian and the fact that I get to make a difference for many of our students. My last three and a half years at St. Monica have been filled with many ideas and opportunities to make that special kind of difference.
And the rewards for me? They are plentiful! Every day students tell me how much they loved a book, or read about a cool topic that they want to follow up on. There are also those amazing days when a child tells me that they love me or that I'm the best librarian/storyteller ever. And you know, just seeing them focused and listening to a story I'm reading in library period is the best reward ever!
I give thanks for all those amazing things that I get to enjoy almost every single day! But today I want to offer a special thank you to all the students, their families, volunteers and staff of St. Monica school. Today is my last day in the library, and I will be moving to another district school next week, where I will share my love of reading, learning, and libraries.
This will also be my last post to the "Monablog". I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared with you here, and perhaps you've learned a little in the process. I give thanks to all of you for allowing me to connect through this library blog, at school on a daily basis, and for being able to enjoy the best job ever!
Keep reading, learning, questioning and trying new things! Best of luck and many blessings in the future. Goodbye and thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to make a difference at St. Monica school!
Mrs. Margie Meakin
School Librarian, St. Monica School