I have always liked the blog OUTREACH LIBRARIAN, full of helpful ideas and thoughtful musings regarding this piece of my professional world. I was delighted when Lizz allowed me a guest posting. I thought writing about play might be a little risky; it might seem too trivial for the work we do. I stalled writing it for months. But it turns out, when I forced myself to write it, the process caused me to think through what informs my daily attitude at work and the deeper meaning behind the specific outreach plans that I put on the calendar. In the end, it took just a few hours to write (and a few minutes to eagerly incorporate the kind and clever editing from colleagues). It was there all those months–all on the top of my head, and right from my heart.