Word Up!

The other day I had a patron of about 40 comes up to me and asks:

Patron: How many words are on a page?

Me: ….

Me: ….

Patron: How many words are on a page?

Me: Like… in a book?

Patron: No. I’m writing a report and the teacher told me to write four pages, but didn’t say how many words have to be on a page. I’m typing it now.

Me: Well, there isn’t a standard. It depends on how long the words are, font size, things like that you. If you just keep typing until you fill up the page it will start the next page and so on.

Patron: I wrote 100 words, is that a page?

I hadn’t done a superhero themed display until this week. I decided to redo the restroom displays and combined superheroes with important information little kids need to learn when using the restroom with fact sheets for older kids relating to each hero (i.e. weather info for Storm). Each fact sheet also directs them to the row in our collection where they can find more on that topic.