Monday, August 29, 2011


The other day a mother and her 8 year old daughter came to the desk:

Mother-  I just noticed the piano in the Community Room.  My 8 year old daughter is taking piano lessons, but she doesn't have anywhere to practice.  Do you think she could come to the liberry every day and practice?

I told her that the piano is only for liberry programs.

I'm sure everyone in the liberry wants to listen to someone practice the piano.  If we allowed that, then what next?  It's definitely NOT A SERVICE WE PROVIDE!

Thursday, August 04, 2011


A man asked for an obscure title.  I checked all the usual places, then checked WorldCat.  I told him I found the book available across the country, & he replied-- OH MY GOD, GIRL, nothing is that important!

Religious Quest

Guy: I'm looking for pagan books.

Me: Anything specific?

Guy: I guess something about the man himself.

Me: The man?

Guy: Well, how about books on Satanism?

Me: They're all missing, but I could try to order something...

Guy: No, that's okay. How about a book on God?

Name that title

Mom in the juv area:  Hi, I'm looking for a book-- I know I checked it out here before.   It's about a bear and a fairy land with a king and queen.  There's a treasure and a dungeon. 

Me:  Do you remember the author?

Mom:  No, but I know it was a wordless book.

Wordless was the key that helped me find the book.  It was Midsummer Knight by Gregory Rogers.

Paper & Staples

Guy about 35 standing next to the scratch paper bin & touching the paper.

Me:  Can I help you?
Guy:  It says scratch paper, so that's what I'm doing.  Scratching the paper.  Hey, how much is it to print a page?
Me:  Fifteen cents.
Guy:  And do you have a stapler?
Me:  Yes, over there.
Guy:  Do you charge by the staple?
Me:  ha ha.