The Children’s Librarian Who Hates Children

28 May

I know. You’re jealous. Who wouldn’t be?

She terrified E~ when he was about 3 by insisting he sit with a bunch of 2nd & 3rd graders that were visiting the library for story time. He really didn’t want to & I wasn’t going to make him, we were just hoping to pick up a couple of books. To a 3yr old, 8 & 9yr olds are kind of intimidating, plus it didn’t help that the Helpful Hateful Librarian was barking at him to find a seat. Another time E~ screwed up the courage to ask her to help him find some Jack & Annie books & she gave him a look that plainly said “why are you bothering me, you sniveling little brat?” & waved him off vaguely in the direction of the side of the room they’re located. Point taken, don’t ask Librarian questions about books.

She never says “hi” to the kids (or anyone else for that matter) when they enter the room. She never volunteers to help them find something. She always looks as if being in the same room with the kids causes her pain. If you hunt her down to ask her to show you where books on say Trains are, you get an eye roll & a huge sigh because only idiots don’t know the Dewey Decimal System. When I asked about the Summer Reading Program I got a curt response that the program doesn’t start until next week. No talking it up to the kids, just obviously annoyed that someone would deign to ask about a summer reading program before the official start date.

I have complained in the past but I think everyone in the library is old & senile & obviously dying to retire so no one cares.

I should ask the Children’s Librarian Who Hates Children when her retirement date is. Maybe then I’d get something that resembles a smile…

K~

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2 Responses to “The Children’s Librarian Who Hates Children”

  1. Lynn May 28, 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    I definitely can relate to your experiences. We had the incident of “smiles and sunshine” trying to get a child’s library card. The child involved looked at me and asked “Why won’t they let me have a library card?” and then broke into tears. Certainly is a family friendly environment. you are not alone!

  2. Sherri May 28, 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    I’m horrified that someone who supposedly works with kids treats them the way that witch does. Have you tried complaining to the county (who undoubtedly pays her salary)? Granted the salary may be minimal but no one should actually be paid ANYTHING to act like that. She’s going to make kids fearful of going to the library or even asking questions.

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