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Read All About It, Then Steal It

$1.70 The cost of our daily newspaper. We get two copies of our local paper arrive into the library each day. We staple them, stamp them with words such as , Property of… , not to lend etc, and put … Continue reading

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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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Where Was Bogey When I Needed Him?

Of all the libraries in all the world, she walked into mine! Sometimes life as a librarian can be wearying. Take today, it was a Monday, 10 minutes before I knocked off for the day. A woman came up to … Continue reading

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Hi Ho Hi Ho, It’s Off To Work I Go

Some days at the library make me glad to be there. Today was one.  The staff were in a good mood, we enjoyed each other’s company, jokes flowed, silliness and easy conversation, helping each other out and the day went … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Myth: Librarians : don’t sit all day reading the latest bestsellers haven’t read EVERY book in the library don’t know where every book that the library owns is at any given time don’t shush people expect libraries to be silent … Continue reading

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Library Fountains

When I first spotted her, she looked frail and confused. In her seventies, she was walking over to me, stooped over one of those walkers with a seat. I walked up to her and asked if she needed anything? “I’m … Continue reading

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Oh No They Didn’t!

Sometimes in the library, it’s the little things people say that make you smile. “Hi, I’m looking for a book.” “I’m looking for that author, you know the crime one, his name is Steve or Frank or something …” “Can … Continue reading

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