Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Page Appreciation Day (March 26)

Page Appreciation Day at my Library is Monday, March 26, 2012.  It's not the paper kind of pages, although we appreciate those, too.  We're talking about our Staff Pages who put stuff back on the shelves.

Being a Library Page is an important and often daunting occupation.  Patrons could find nothing in the Library if it were not for Pages, who meticulously reshelve materials in proper Dewey Decimal order so you (and other staff) may find them quickly and easily.

At my Library, Pages are always teenage students.  There are presently two on the payroll:

  • Rachel B., Youth Services Page; and
  • Luke J., Adult Services Page.
You have probably seen them working in the stacks, returning books, media, computer games, magazines, newspapers, and what-not to their proper shelving locations.  But our Pages do much more than that.  Here are a couple of examples of their bonus work:

Rachel B., MPL Youth Services Page, serves as
videographer for Wild Thang & Sammy the Toucan
(Early Literacy Blog videos)

MPL Adult Services Page Luke J.'s book trailer for
The Phantom Tollbooth

Our Pages are willing and able to assume additional tasks as assigned, and their versatility and diligence are greatly appreciated by staff and patrons.  Hey, even I appreciate their hard work, which means a lot.  I don't hand-out accolades lightly.

What are we planning to do to show our appreciation?  Actually, I'm not sure.  That's Broadway Gal's department.  I'm certain whatever she decides will be way-cool.  It always is.

If you're visiting the Library next Monday, be sure to say hello to, and profusely thank, our Pages.  No tipping allowed, however.  We pay them a decent wage.



No Smoochies, Either (Health Code Thing); a Simple Thank-You Will Be Fine,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Staff Appreciation News Beat


P.S.  Canned Heat covered "Let's Work Together" (1970), written by Wilbert Harrison.  The tune was originally titled "Let's Stick Together" (1962), but Harrison reworked the lyrics and title (work instead of stick, plus a few other modifications) in his re-release of the song (1969).


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