At 8:00 a.m., while children are arriving at school, Mrs.Beasley, the elementary school library media specialist, is busy shelving the books returned yesterday. She has new books to catalog, newspaper and magazines to display and audio visual equipment to distribute to teachers. Before she completes any of this, her first group of children arrives for their regularly scheduled 30 minutes library visit. Mrs. Beasley attempts to help a few children in their selection of appropriate books, but finds that she spends most of her time checking books in and out. To Mrs. Beasley's dismay, there is little time to share her love of books and reading with the children who visit her at the library. As this class leaves, another group of children arrives at the library, and the same scenario continues throughout the day.
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