If someone were to ask me what the next step in my career would be, I might humorously (or wishfully) respond with one word: retirement! That was before I learned of an opening for a bookmobile librarian. The brainchild of a co-director of an organization that operates a number of daycare centers and other community services, the library on wheels makes the rounds of the neighborhood where I live.
While I juggled my current schedule to accommodate that of the bookmobile in anticipation of being welcomed on board (pun intended), I began to think of this rather unexpected turn of events. Naturally, one thing that came to mind was Judy Sierra’s delightfully zany masterpiece, Wild About Books. What happens when a librarian drives her bookmobile into the zoo is guaranteed to tickle anyone’s funny bone.
Seriously, it is my husband’s and my wish that, in the very near future, I find myself on the book bus. Our income, which was significantly reduced when my full-time job was downsized to one day a week (but my readers have heard this story already!), will benefit. Perhaps we will be able to move closer to our eventual retirement goal.
As for the chance of the bookmobile winding up at the zoo? It’s good I won’t be the person driving.