I said it would be a BIG week and here’s the reason why…I’m leaving the library service!!!!! From Sunday night I can no longer be called Library Lady! Its an exciting time for me but as I am sure you can imagine a sad one too. I have had some wonderful adventures over the last six years (who can ever forget Pumpkin Monsters???) and made some very very good friends. I can honestly say it has been a privilege to work for the library service and I am very proud to have spent time in such an important branch of public service.
Kendal Library is like a big family and it feels a bit like leaving home…gulp. Yesterday was the LAST of all the LASTS I’ve done, the last Rhymetime, the last Saturday (Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), the last Toddler Tales and the ‘last list’ goes on….
But Frances and I had one more children’s Batty Bat Hat session to run. Here’s Red with Frances ready to run us to Grange Library,
And there were no shortage of Batty Bats fluttering around the library,
When we got back it was time for a special lunch at Waterside Cafe (all veggie restaurant, yummeeeee),
This was a real treat and a chance for me to say goodbye (au revoir really) to some very important people. But there was more to come. Amongst their many talents my friends at the library know how to put on a spread
It really was a leaving do with a purpose, raising over £100 for Marie Curie (did I ever mention she was Polish?).
For which some lovely folk had also made and baked things to raise funds
I had two very special cakes made by AlW (her husband AW had also put together the bunting!),
Some wonderfully thoughtful gifts and a collection of cards I will keep to remind me of happy times whenever I feel blue
One of the gifts (thank you Frances) allowed me chance to get us all to join in an unforgettable and rousing rendition of “I’m a little teapot”, so that’s everyone trained for Rhymetime! Sorry guys I just had to do it. What a smashing bunch. Aren’t I a very very lucky girl?
I am going on to pastures new but still within the Council. They will be very different pastures and I am sure I will miss my friends at Kendal Library but I have a wealth of marvelous memories (and a huge repertoire of rhymes) to take away with me. Talking of which, so that Frances will never forget the paperbag Puffins we made in the May half-term I left a little gift of my own,
BIG THANKS to all the wonderful staff and patrons of Kendal Library. But as Arnie said “I’ll be back!”…well I don’t want fines on me books.
My mum has recently introduced me to needle felting, I cannot wait to try making something soon.
It’s very good for working out your frustrations and from them creating something fun. Just watch your fingers those needles hurt! Love your blog by the way.