Monday, May 28, 2012

Preview of SRC

We began our Summer Reading Club signups in the middle of May.  And we set the date for the prizes to be handed out in the middle of June.  One man didn't like this.

He said-- my friend got her prize yesterday, why can't I get my prize now?  I told him that it must have been a mistake, we aren't handing them out for another couple weeks.  He was so not happy.

I decided to just go ahead and give him the "prize bag" just to get rid of him.  When I gave it to him he said that's all?  Just a book light?

So appreciative.  What should I expect?  Welcome to SRC 2012!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Outside Bookdrop

A book was found in the outside bookdrop that had been covered in Saran wrap.  Whoever covered it had added heat to the inside corners of the book so that the plastic would shrink and thus stay on the book.  Creative!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Not a service we provide

Woman comes to the desk holding a vase.

Woman:  I'd like to have someone tell me what this vase is worth.

Me:  I can show you books (antiques & collectibles).

Woman:  No, isn't there someone on staff who can appraise it.

Me:  No, we don't have anyone on staff who can do that.  (It's not a service we provide).

Woman:  Oh, well the public liberry down the road (not part of our system) has someone on staff who does appraisals.

REALLY?  (didn't say it, but) Then you know just where to go!


Note to blog readers--  has anyone ever heard of having an appraiser on staff in a public liberry?

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Yesterday one of our regulars came in wearing a baseball cap with a red pipe cleaner attached vertically.  It looked like he might be trying to get some sort of reception.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Say what?

Who wrote Dr. Seuss?
The answer could be Theodore Geisel, but I don't think that's what the person was asking.


Where's the Mapquest?
Do you want me to help you make a reservation for the Internet?
Who does the Mapquest here?
I can mapquest for you... do you have an address?
Oh thanks.

Thursday, May 03, 2012


Today this man with a gray beard and totally reeked of smoke asked me if I could find this book that his doctor recommended.  It was called Reverse Heart Disease.  I found it; then he asked me if I could find a book from his other doctor entitled Eat, Drink, and Be Happy.  He said that one sounds more like it.