I was walking into my public library when I heard it.
“I’m an instruction worker,” said the little boy.
Hmmm? I looked. His Dad was taking his picture with a cell phone while the boy posed through a hole in the cardboard prop of a construction site.
In libraries across the country, a summer reading program is going on called “Build a Better World/ Construir un Mundo Mejor.” This is the 2017 reading theme for the Collaborative Summer Library Program. It was started in the 1980s by a group of librarians in Minnesota and has blossomed into a really cool national program to support children in the summer with reading opportunities. To prevent summer reading loss, many public libraries promote programs for children and families. Maybe the child is on to something. Maybe we can build a better world around us through instruction workers….