the traveling librarian 

welcome!

You're out for your morning run in the park, and things are feeling good. A warm breeze foreshadows a beautiful day ahead, and a fine layer of dew rests on the verdant spring leaves. The gravel path beneath your feet gives off little puffs of dust as your sneakers crunch along, and your headphones channel your pump-up playlist into your ears. Everything is just as it should be.

This particular path takes a gentle turn toward the park's small parking lot, an unpaved rectangle shaded by several large trees. At this time of the morning, it's usually vacant, as all the town's children are shouldering backpacks and boarding bright yellow buses to school, but there's something large parked there today. You slow to a mild jog, curious to see what it could be. It appears to be an RV of sorts: old, round, and painted pale purple. As you gaze upon the strange vehicle, a door on the side swings open, and a serene young woman steps out with an armful of books. She flips a wooden sign you hadn't previously noticed (it now reads OPEN!) and disappears back through the door.
You jog away, intrigued and resolving to return to investigate further after work.

about mae

who is the woman with the books?

NAME: Maeliune Forrester
NICKNAME: Mae
AGE: 26 years old
BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, Minnesota
RESIDES: Anywhere she can park her RV
OCCUPATION: Owner of Books in Motion

how did she become a librarian?

Four years ago, Mae Forrester strode proudly across a plasticky fake wood stage to accept her diploma. Shiny purple robes swished at her ankles and her ears buzzed, slowing the sound of the crowd to a dull hum, allowing her to focus on the moment. Her diploma. This is what she had been dreaming of since she was 5 and got to go to school for the first time. From sticky crayon drawings to a thick, creamy piece of paper with embossed filigree letters: Maeliune Forrester, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, High Honors.

It's not that Mae never expected to graduate from college. Her family lived comfortably and fostered within her a love of knowledge, and she had drive and dedication to learn as much as she could. But it felt so surreal to actually be done. Out in the 'real world', she didn't know exactly what she was meant for. What was she if not a student: the only role she had played for the first 22 years of her life? Her English degree wasn't going to be particularly useful (as she had so kindly been reminded by every single friend of her parents that she'd spoken to since declaring a major) but it was the degree best suited to her relentless reading habits. She'd taken up a minor in Business Management on the subtle urging of her parents, forever supportive but forever worried for her future. But she didn't particularly care about a cause or career like her peers, all set out to fields in which they had a passion. The only thing Mae cared about was learning.

For a year after graduation, Mae floated around her hometown. Between working for a bland temp agency, living in an apartment that perpetually smelled like wet cardboard, and cooking meals for one every night, she was beginning to feel burned out. Dropping her mail on the laminate counter one night, Mae sighed loudly. To nobody in particular, she said "If this is what adult life is like, I'll gladly move into the library tomorrow and read until I die."

An offhand comment, certainly, but it wormed its way into her brain all the same. A few weeks later, on her walk back from the most recent administrative office job she'd been assigned to, Mae happened to pass something that would revitalize her completely: a For Sale sign.

about the library

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