Sunday, July 26, 2015

Part-time School Librarian

by Kathy Mansfield

Part-time school librarian
Means part-time tech support,
Part-time partner teaching
And large lost book report.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I'm Batgirl!

by Kathy Mansfield

In my mind I'm Batgirl,
Fighting evil ways;
A cape and mask by night--
A librarian by day.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Just Read!

by Kathy Mansfield

Why not read a book
(And talk about it, too),
And eliminate the need
For "read-and-then-go-do." 

"Read, and then go write."
"Read, then take a quiz."
"Read, and make a diorama."
. . . Let's just read! Gee whiz.

From Must Be Nice! Poems Only School Librarians Will Understand

Sunday, July 12, 2015

My Friend, Dewey

by Kathy Mansfield

In seven-forty-five I found
A way to make my art renowned.

In eight-one-eight I read a joke
And laughed so hard my zipper broke!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ode to the Card Catalog

Oh, wooden home to index cards
Standing strong like sentry guards.

Nine spaces for the first indent,
How many hours have I spent?

Friday, July 10, 2015


I made a space for Makerspace
But think I might be way off base.

I don’t have tech; I don’t have toys;
I don’t have things aimed at boys.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Why a School Librarian?

by Kathy Mansfield

At my 21st Century School
Our librarian is the key
For making sure the students
Have everything they need.

Then God Made Librarians

by Kathy Mansfield

On the seventh day God rested,
Then He thought of one more thing –
The world will need librarians
And the order they can bring.