Monday, October 20, 2008


Today I witnessed a mother who was trying to stop her child from running to the books. She wanted him to play games on the computer. The mom was yelling "come play the computer" and her son responded, "no, books, books, books."

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


A guy was randomly wandering the stacks and he asked the tech (a librarian in his eyes) for help in finding a book. She directed him to the ref desk, where I was sitting. He said, "you sure have sexy librarians here!"

Monday, October 06, 2008

.html stands for

One conspiracy theorist guy wanted to show me that he couldn't get to the state's official site. He showed me his screen, and said something is wrong because it says .hotmail. I told him, no, html stands for hypertextmarkuplanguage. He wouldn't believe me, and he started getting angry telling me to listen. I listened, and thought -- this is something to blog-- and he walked away.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Read for the Record

Last week our liberry participated in Read for the Record, a program sponsored by Jumpstart. As the kids were getting ready to read Corduroy, one mother came to the desk to ask if it was a sci-fi story. If so, she wanted her kid to have no part in the program.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


A woman with a baseball cap and a huge (sleeping?) bag came to the desk to tell me about Roswell. She told me she's going camping there because she knows all about it. She told me she's no wacko.

She continued to talk to me until I walked away. She talked about how she is the cause of all international problems and that everyone told her she is an evil witch.... She continued, and that's mysticism. Men don't like women who are smart.


The next day she walked by the desk and muttered wackos, they are all wackos. Thankfully she didn't say anything to me.

Favorite place

Woman with 2 young children: I love the liberry. It's the only place we go where my kids leave me alone!

Guy born in 1980

Me: So what do you want your PIN number to be? Any four digits.

Guy: 1994, the year my doggie was born.

Your book is ready for pickup

I had to call about five customers to tell them their ILL book is ready for pickup. One of the customers came to the desk five seconds after I hung up. He was about 10 feet away from me on the Internet!

Magazines on Microfilm

I recently did an inventory of magazines on microfilm. My favorite title was Bulletin of Atomic Scientists!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Spell it

Yesterday a caller asked for the title The Rosedale Diet. I didn't catch the first word so I asked her to spell it. She said t-h-e.

What a help.