The Librarian’s Day

Here is a story about my wife, who manages a branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The other day, Melissa woke up early and in good spirits. She went to visit the nice podiatrist who gave her a big, scary cortisone shot in her foot. He said it would start to feel sore in a few hours. Then Melissa went to work where she quickly made two discoveries. She first noted that the building was very warm and found that the air conditioning system was not working. Worse yet, she found that all the plants from her Harry Potter Herbology program had been vandalized. Then, just like the nice podiatrist said, her foot started getting very, very sore.

Melissa was sad. All the kids at the library could see this. So, some of them got together and wrote the story of Melissa’s day. And they made sure it had an especially happy ending.


The end.


About Steven V. Kaszynski
librarian, editor, contributor

3 Responses to The Librarian’s Day

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  2. Melissa Kaszynski says:

    Since this was posted I’ve had a few patrons ask me about the $1000, which is pretty hilarious. I really must have laid it on thick for my young story-writer to know that the shot went “deep” into my foot. Thanks for posting, Steven. Even on the most trying of days, I know I have the best job in the world. And the best husband! I’d also like to note that the Dunning Community Garden joined me in replanting all the lost Herbology basil. I felt like George Bailey!

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