Okay next post I am going to finish up sharing stories from the annual May quilt retreat with my Quilting Sisters, but I cannot resist sharing another post about my new tierneycreates Beastie that I introduced to you in the 06/13/18 post I’m A Monster!!!.
Last post we left off with my new tierneycreates Beastie getting ready to head to my beloved public library with her new library card:
As my library does not allow pets inside except for Service Dogs, her miniature schnauzer Mikelet had to stay at home. We could have snuck Mikelet inside the library since he is only a couple inches high but I didn’t want to encourage her to break any rules! (Also she left her knitted hat at home as it was a warm day.)
My blogging buddy, Tammie @tammiepainter.com also has a Beastie (she even took hers to Ireland to meet her Beastie’s maker Helen @crawcraftsbeasties.com) and she warned me that Beasties can be mischievous!
At the Library
The tierneycreates Beastie thought the Book Return area in the library’s entry was fascinating.
However before I could slip my books into the book return, she started reading them:
I promised her I would pick up new books for us to read together, so she closed the book and helped me put it in the return slot (she had to be careful not to fall in the slot herself):
I took her to the Holds Section for books that library patrons have reserved. As I was trying to locate my holds, she thought it was a cool place to explore:
I convinced her to leave the other patrons’ holds alone and we headed to the Self-Checkout area to scan my books.
She pulled out her Beastie library card, ready to scan it for the books:
I had to gently explain to her that we needed to use MY library card instead to check out the books I had on hold:
I thought she had accepted this as she tried to figure out the keypad to help me enter my account PIN:
But then I found her trying to get her Beastie library card under the scanner and make it work:
After some discussion, I got my books and a movie scanned with my library card and checked out:
The “Holds” and “Checkout” area are downstairs in the library when you first walk in, so I thought I would give her a tour of the upstairs library. She tried to work her way up the stairs but finally agreed that I could carry her.
When we got upstairs I took her to one of my favorite sections – the quilting book section:
While I was flipping through a quilting book, she wandered over to the next shelf to the left and up – to the knitting books!
I think she wanted to learn more about how she was made…
As I was leaving the section, I next found her over at the Library Catalogue computer trying to reserve her own books!
I think she had a great time on her first outing even though she could not check out her own books. She had me stop and take her photo by this poster on the way out of the library:
She did stop and visit with some of the Deschutes Public Library’s awesome staff who took a photo of her and put her on their Instagram (@deschuteslibrary):