Books, Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: I Work at a Public Library

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

Okay, so I work at a public library and can attest that these stories (while they may seem too impossible to be true) are extremely accurate to how life really is for someone who works on the front lines in a library. Enjoy!

I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Stories from the Stacks by Gina Sheridan

Paperback, 157 pages
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Release Date: July 4th, 2014
Page: 13

 Rude, How

A woman approached the interior book return slot.

Woman: [peering in] Hello?

Me: Hi!

Woman: I was talking to the person at the other book drop but he was ignoring me, how rude!

Me: I’m so sorry, there is no one manning the outside book drop. Is there anything I can help you with?

Woman: Oh dear. Well I was just asking him the difference between DVDs and CDs and could they all go in the same slot. Anyway, are DVDs those iPaddy things?

Me: Well, DVDs are movies. CDs are music or books to listen to. iPads are different.

Woman: How confusing! No wonder the fellow at the other book drop ignored me!

Librarianship, Libraries, Library Programs, Library Services, Media Mondays, Music

Media Mondays: Get “Happy” with the DC Public Library

Media Mondays

Welcome to Media Mondays! This meme is dedicated to all things media related: Music, Movies, TV, and possibly other electronics and gadgetry. Here’s how it works (you’re going to love how simple it is)… Just pick a topic that is related to one of these major media formats and discuss!

DCPL Gets “Happy” (by DC Public Library)

schoollibraryjournal: “Happy,” library style. @Pharrell

This video, brought to you by School Library Journal’s Tumblr page and YouTube, is the subject of my Media Mondays post because I think it highlights many of the things I think libraries should be doing these days. I love how much the people are enjoying themselves, and embracing Pop Culture as a part of the library’s atmosphere. This is the kind of thing that will bring in new patrons. People can see that the library is a place to have fun at, to celebrate not only books, but also our larger American life. I think more libraries should experiment with videos and using various media as a means to engage their public and, hopefully, inform them about the programs and services offered at the library. You could record videos of book reviews and post them (or any kind of reviews really), or show children’s programs or demonstrate how to do fingerplays and kid songs. You could even use videos as a means of explaining how certain services work, like a new book drop or the summer reading program. So many libraries are already doing it, but if your library hasn’t branched out yet, it’s time to get creative!
Libraries, Sports, TV

Super Bowl Sunday @ The Library? » Public Libraries Online

What do you think about watching a sporting event like the Super Bowl on a big screen @ the library? Would you go?

Personally, I like the questions brought up in this article, and it definitely gives me things to think about as far as policies in the library go, but I LOVE the idea of Sports Viewing @ The Library!

Super Bowl Sunday @ The Library? » Public Libraries Online