Libraries are often perceived as being places that are quiet and only for the reading of books. However, I have discovered that this is not really the case, and that libraries are in fact places that are very interesting and where you can have an adventure around every corner. How do I know this you may ask? Well, I recently did my work experience at a place I have admired all my life, the amazing Tea Tree Gully Library.
When I first walked into the Library, I was a little worried at how my time at the Library would be. I was not sure if I was going to be too annoying to the staff or if I would be too slow in doing things or even not do things right. I was so wrong; the staff were all very kind and considerate and I appreciated how everyone took the time to show me how things should be done.
I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to do my work experience at the CTTG Library. The tasks I had the opportunity to be involved in included shelving, working on the Customer Service Desk, assisting in the Chute, Children’s and Youth activities and working at the “Ask Here” desk. In the end I learnt the ropes and was able to do the tasks with very little help.
During my time at the library I was involved in some awesome things and I enjoyed every minute of everyday with the staff. My favourite assigned tasks were working in the Chute and working at the Customer Service Desk serving people. I would love to get a job at the Library in the near future.
Written by: Samuel – Work Experience Student @ City of Tea Tree Gully Library