The big surprise is when I, your very own school librarian, was awarded an Oscar for my performance as Your Very Own School Librarian! What a thrill! Tears! Cheers! I was finally able to thank my agent! Thank goodness I was wearing my sparkly dress.
We then held our own Oscars in which the third grade voted, and the winner for this year's best picture: Singing in the Rain by a landslide! What an upset for The Wizard of Oz (though the movie-book comparisons made the trip down the yellow brick road all worthwhile).
In addition, while I still have the microphone, I want to thank the amazing parents who come to the school library to share their rare and exciting expertise. We are so lucky to have parents like you at our school! You are always welcome and invited.