Students at Hitchcock-Tulare High School celebrated National Librarian’s Day on Monday, April 16 to recognize the efforts of their own librarian, Nancy Hoelzel. Students decorated and hung a wall banner with their thanks for her hard work, and one teacher made brownies for the event. Ms. Hoelzel is the librarian at the high school in Tulare, but she is much more than just the person who checks out books.
Ms. Hoelzel’s job is time consuming as she is always trying to help kids out some way or another. She will help anyone with almost anything he or she needs. She loves helping anyone who will walk in to the library. One of Nancy’s favorite things to do is to help kids find books. Students can walk in with no idea of what kind of book they want, but no matter what, they always walk out with a smile on their face and a new book in their hands. When the ad in the paper for the school librarian came up, she immediately knew that it was the best job for her, and HTHS students believe she was absolutely correct.
Getting new books purchased for the school library was the hardest part of her job, according to Ms. Hoelzel. The school does not have a budget for the library, which makes it very difficult to bring in new books for the library. When the library gets in new books, they might not be technically “new,” but to the students in the high school the books are perfect.
HTHS students believe Ms. Hoelzel is one of the best librarians a school could ask for. She is always willing to help with anything library-related or not. It doesn’t matter if she’s working with a kid who loves to read or someone who doesn’t. She is ready to help with anything.