Surely you are kidding. It can't possibly almost be 2010.

Where's our great adventure in outer space? When Arthur C. Clarke wrote "2010: Odyssey Two" in 1982, everyone was expecting to be traveling in space by 2010. It just seems yesterday we were worried our computers would not work with the changeover from the 1990s. It's hard to believe that was 10 years ago.

I hope 2010 starts off better than 2009 did for lots of people. I don't know what was happening, but it seemed like there were lots of bad things happening in 2009. I know my family spent more time in the emergency room than we ever have before. This year will not be the same. I fully expect to be healthy and well this year. I hope that goes for everyone else.

Lynda mentioned that we are going to be losing Aimee, who's moving on to Del Mar College. She will be greatly missed. She has helped me with many of my projects that involve Microsoft Excel, Picture Manager and Paint.

I hope she will accept my phone calls when I get stuck.

I know she is moving on and growing, so that's great, but we will definitely miss her.

Have you ever been curious about what your librarians read and enjoy? If you have, check out our webpage at www.cclibraries.com and click on the icon in the left column that says "Readers Advisory." This will bring up the "Reader's Advisory" page, then click on the "Book Letters" icon.

Scroll down the bottom of the Book Letters site until you find staff picks. It will bring up different books that staff members of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries have read and would recommend.

There is a direct link to our catalog for you to see where the book is housed and if it is available.

If you love being the first to find out about a new book by your favorite author, you can sign up for BookLetters, an easy way to find out about new and notable books at your library. These e-newsletters are delivered directly to your email of choice.

I will be having my regular storytimes on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m., and for the very young, ages two and younger, Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.

If your child tells you I'm bored during this holiday break, drop by the library and enjoy some stories.

Jean Meadors is the children's librarian for the Northwest Branch Library. Readers may contact her at (361) 241-9329.