Saturday, December 06, 2014


Woman with stroller -- Excuse me, I am going around in circles.  Where are the Ys?  I'm looking for an author named Young, and your shelf ends at W.

I showed her the shelf under the Ws with a couple Xs, some Ys and Zs.

Woman -- Oh, sorry!

Security Guard Sub

This guy about 18, if that, served as the sub to our security guard yesterday.  He came to the desk when he first arrived and said -- I'm sorry, I have no idea what I am supposed to do.  Like, what is my civic duty?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Children, hygienic

Matilda recently had a class visit from some first graders, and they all sent her thank you notes.

My favorite one:

"Dear Ms. Librarian,
Thank you for sharin your Libereinand.
I lick all the bux."
[With drawing of a book(?) labeled "all About bux"]

Nice try

A customer apparently lost the DVD artwork for this movie and very kindly made us a replacement, including the barcode and everything!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Phone Call

Hi, this is Amy at the liberry, how can I help you?

Yeah, I need to check if my books are ready to be picked up.

Yes, it says that you have 3 books to be picked up by the 20th.

Are you absolutely sure they are there?

I can go check the shelf to verify they are here.

OK, cuz if anyone TOUCHES a those books, I will have your neck!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

50 Shades of Grownup

I just spent an hour on the phone with an elderly customer who was having trouble finding ebooks for her Kindle. She was looking for romance novels, but she couldn't figure out why it was only showing the extra steamy ones. 
Turned out she'd set her reading level to "mature adult"! 
'Because that's what I am,' she said...

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Freudian slip

One of our regulars complained to the tech desk about all the cell phone use in the liberry.  Then she came down to the ref desk and tried to make the same complaint.  Instead of saying there is no end to the cell phone use, she said there is no end to my complaining!  

Friday, October 31, 2014


An old lady asked me if there was a tech person on staff who could help her with her computer.  I told her that we don't have a technician at the branch, but I could help.  She said, are you sure?  Usually there is someone quirky who can help me with my computer questions.

Concert next week

A woman about 60 asked me about the concert scheduled to occur next week.  I showed her the description on the calendar and said, "this month the concert will be jazz music."  She said (loud enough for others to hear), "oh €%#~, I hate jazz!"

Trusting the public

Yesterday a woman asked me if there was a phone in lost and found.  I found it and she said, "who can I trust at this place?  I left it to charge at one of the tables and the next second it is gone."

The next minute she left her purse (open with her wallet and other belongings in clear view) on the counter and walked away.

Keeping track of people's belongings is not a service we provide!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Comment form of the day

Which branch library do you use most often? NONE EVER

Why did you use the library today? To accept the Gift of Availability to save 6 lives!

Comments? My...Sincere thanks & application of Servitude @ No cost but Desire!