I volunteer at the Little Man’s school library. Because my schedule is so crazy, I picked Thursday mornings at 6 am as the best time to do my volunteer work. Kelly and the kids can sleep in a little on Thursdays, and I can get in my volunteer work before the day job starts. I did my first stint this morning. I arrived at about the same time as the school’s librarian. There was a cart full of books that needed to be shelved, could I do that?
There was no order to the cart, so I first ordered the books into piles by section, and then took the stacks to each section and shelved them. It was pleasant, mindless work, and I chatted with the librarian as I worked.
One side effect: as I was shelving the science books, I noticed a bunch of Isaac Asimov books on the shelves. In particular, books from the Gareth Stevens science series he worked on late in life. Now, I have most of the books Isaac Asimov wrote, fiction and nonfiction. However, I have only a few of the 30 or more Gareth Stevens books. So seeing this made me envious:
It was fun working in the library early in the morning when almost no one else is there. There’s just something about being surrounded by books that feels good.
Oh, and I managed to shelved all of the books on the cart. It took me about 50 minutes, and I started a little slow, but picked up steam along the way.