Hi, my name is Ariel Hess. I created this in blog as space to share my life as a librarian, post book reviews, share travel photos and share any special projects I am working on.
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What do you do in your free time? In my free time I enjoy reading, crafting, gardening, and shopping. I will occasionally skateboard on beautiful days, go to the movies, hang out with friends, volunteer, and go to church. Lastly, I enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing new adventures.
What is you day job? I work full-time as a Youth Services Librarian for a public library. I also work part time as a Reference Librarian for a University one day a week. And I manage a digital archive for a community college.
What is the thing you love most about your job? I love running the story time programs. This year I started doing a weekly toddler time and I got to watch the kids grow up in the program. I grew a special bond with these toddlers and their caregivers. The best part of my job is getting to interact with people including kids. I love helping them locate books to read and enjoy.
Where does your love for books stem from? Once when I was in third grade, I got into trouble at school and was grounded. My grandmother thought to punish me by banning me from watching tv. All I could do was read for a week and that is where my love for books really flourished. Books have always given me the opportunity to escape from reality and take a journey through my imaginative mind.
What types of books do you like to read? My favorite genre is Historical Fiction but I enjoy Young Adult graphic novels, contemporary, romance, coming of age stories, fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novels. I typically read Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Middle Grade books. I also read picture books but mostly because I work with kids 0- 14.
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