Big Splash at The Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library
Yesterday was my first day at the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library, (BTBL).
I have to state that I had really been looking forward to this day. Working at the library, especially doing outreach, has always been a dream job for me. Talking to people about books and a free way to access them is like heaven for me.
Well, my very first event on my very first day was a staff meeting where I would be introduced to everyone. I know most people at the library but some are new and some I have not seen for a very long time. Here they were, all gathered around one table. I pulled out my chair; Kim announced that I was there. I spilled an entire cup of hot coffee all over myself. Now, how is that for a first impression? People will certainly never forget. Fortunately, I have a sense of humor and so did everyone else. We will all laugh about this for a long time.
I learned a lot about what the library has to offer other than talking books. They have thousands of large print books, and well over a thousand audio described movies on DVDs. Of course there is also the News Line service that now includes Reader’s Digest.
I am going to love this new part of my life. It certainly started with a splash.