Monthly Archives: August 2013

Honest as the Day is Long

Events in the library this week had me thinking about ownership and entitlement. People or a singular person decided to test our security systems, which basically meant they stole from us. They figured out how to go past the security … Continue reading

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Lending can’t Last Forever

There was news last week of one of our borrowers passing away. We have a scheme where those elderly customers who can’t easily make it into the library can designate a ‘courier’ to pick up items that the staff pick … Continue reading

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All Ye Who Enter Here

I trespassed someone last week. It doesn’t happen often at our library, it’s the first time in four and a half years I’ve done it and it made me feel quite conflicted. Our library, as I imagine most do, has … Continue reading

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The Library – Not Just Books

We all know to go to the library to get a book out, but I often wonder if many people know all the other things a library gets used for. It’s an obvious meeting place, either unexpected chance meetings or … Continue reading

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Well Organised Words I have Perused Lately

So many books, so little time. So many customers show me a book they loved, “Have you read this? Oh you must, it’s the best book I’ve ever read.” Now despite being close to perfect, I can’t possibly read all … Continue reading

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I Love Children – This May be an Exageration

Working with the public, as I often say, can be a little like herding cats. We have just survived another school holidays, and it was not just herding cats, but ferrets, goats and a few loud macaws thrown in for … Continue reading

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