Your librarian knows things that she will never share. Some things she can figure out by what you check out– like who may be pregnant or starting menopause. Who is planning a wedding or having company? Who may be thinking about a vacation. Other things she does not know, like who used a used condom as a bookmark. (Yes, this disgusting thing has happened.)
Here is a reblog of what one mother will not tell her librarian. What happens in the Children’s section or to books from that section, remains a big secret.
Celia@Fig Jam and Lime Cordial writes a delightful blog about “living well in the urban village.” From the about page, “My husband Pete and I live a blissful existence with our two sons in the Great Southern Land. For the past couple of years, we’ve been on a quest to make as much of our food as possible from scratch – something we refer to as “quasi-sustainability”. Whilst we’re not obsessive about it, we’re definitely enjoying the adventure!”
Celia’s latest post describes her recent venture to her local main library, Ashfield. She is amazed at what she found. (I have been a librarian for over 30 years and some of what she found is news to me too.) Many of the resources are online and free. (Note that free to patrons does not necessarily equate to free to the library.) She even includes a yummy recipe for granola that she finds in an online cook book.
Read her blog post, “Granola and 21st Century Public Libraries” and discover what may be waiting for you, at your local library. (You will probably want to check out some of her other blog posts too.)
Join in the conversation and share what you find the most unusual or unexpected at your public library.