Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The Search is Over
The kids and I have had to kiss a lot of toads when it comes to library story times (sleepy retirees, burnt-out librarians, frustrated drama types), but we have finally, thankfully found our story-time queen. Her name is Ellenjoy (if you can believe that), she's been a children's librarian for over 30 years, and she holds court every Tuesday and Friday mornings over the bridge at the gorgeous Coronado Library. We haven't been back to another library or story time since discovering this one. There are Snook and Bubs sitting right up front.In addition to bringing three or four children's stories to life (it would be hard to exaggerate how animated she is), Ellenjoy incorporates dancing, musical instruments, songs, puppets, you name it. So great.And we always seem to find familiar faces in the crowd. This past Tuesday we hung out in the Children's Library with friends after story time for FOUR HOURS! Snook even got to help change out the springtime decorations in the big display case. Next time we go there, the scene will be Bears at the Beach. I'm sure it will be adorable, and keep us coming back for more.