A happy little reader

At the beginning of the year this little person started borrowing at our library when his big sister started in Prep. He was three and a half years old.

You will see him borrowing in our library most mornings before school. He has his own little routine where he posts his library book in the Returns chute and then comes around and takes it out of the box and hands it to me and has a little chat. (I love it!) Then off he goes to find a book.

Recently he has been borrowing information books about sea animals. Our happy reader lines up with the big kids and knows to turn his book to the back so he can scan the barcode. He then puts his book in his library bag and happily wanders out to meet his mum. He has borrowed 22 books so far this year and he isn’t even at officially at our school yet! 

The other week our little reader popped into the library at the end of the day instead and I was teaching a Year 6 class. That didn’t worry him! He returned his book and went over ready to scan his new book. The Year 6s were watching in awe. When I asked if he had enjoyed the octopus book he explained that an octopus has suction cups on its legs. You could hear the jaws of the Year 6 students drop! He confidently scanned his book and went on his way…a happy little reader who feels at home in our library.


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6 thoughts on “A happy little reader

  1. Dear Miss Y,
    Loved reading this blog post. Your library sounds awesome and this little fellow just proves to me just how awesome your library is because he keeps coming back time and time again. You are amazing Miss Y.

  2. That is so cute. I bet by the time he gets into Year 6 he will be a great reader. Wish I could be there to see that happen.

  3. Hi AA,

    I’m glad you enjoyed this blog post! Our happy little reader is a joy when he pops in to borrow and he loves his little routine. It’s great to see he enjoys books and feels so at home in our library.

    Miss Y 🙂

  4. Hi Sophie,

    What a wonderful surprise! I miss seeing you in our library.

    I think you may be right and I hope our little reader becomes a great reader just like you.

    I hope you are happy and enjoying high school.

    Happy reading…

    Miss Y 🙂

  5. Miss Y has clearly created a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere which enables this gorgeous independence and encourages a wonderful love of reading!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you for your lovely comment, Celia.

    It is very important to me that our library is a warm and welcoming place for our young siblings to grow their love of reading…

    Miss Y 🙂

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