Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to Run a Library-Part 2

More wisdom from my 5th grade cherubs as I move from the classroom to the library:
  • Keep them happy, so love them like you love us.
  • Still listen to Justin Bieber.  LOL.
  • Be yourself.  Be confident and have fun.
  • Miss Stuck, you're gonna have to be a lot more quiet than you are.  I don't know why you have to be quiet in the library because no one is going to read books in the library! LOL :-)
  • Always be a pro, even if there are hard times in your life.
  • Show a little humor or else the kids at Fort Riley will think you're boring.
  • You will have to work hard.  Buy Captain Underpants Books.
  • Always organize your desk or you'll lose books and papers in your desk.
  • Make sure that you still have fun but be serious.
  • Help the kids find books.
  • Try not to sing a lot in the library because you might get fired.  So, try to focus on the books.
  • Have fun while you are at your new school and at the same time we will be learning and have new experiences.  PS, I love you and I will absolutely miss you!
  • Keep the books organized and read lots of books to all the grades.  You should have dictionary lessons.
  • Teach the same way.
  • To run a library, you have to deal with a lot of books.
  • Play music and have parties.
  • Try to make sure they have a good selection of books.
  • Have a book give away.
  • You should teach the kids a bit of everything you have taught us.
  • Teach animal books and have animals to show.
  • Put the books in order nice and neat.
  • Decorate your library!
  • Buy more drawing books!
  • Make sure the kids aren't playing around when they're checking out books.  PS, Have fun.
  • You can have a party for whoever brings books back on time or give them a prize.
Gotta love all these nuggets of wisdom!


  1. Maybe you should include their quotes in a book entitled "All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned From My Fifth Graders."

  2. LOVE this idea--thanks, Debby!!