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From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases the oddities that have come across Gina Sheridan's circulation desk. Throughout these pages, she catalogs her encounters with local eccentrics as well as the questions that plague her, such as, "What is the standard length of eyebrow hairs?" Whether she's helping someone scan his face onto an online dating site or explaining why the library doesn't have any dragon autobiographies, Sheridan's bizarre tales prove that she's truly seen it all.
Stacked high with hundreds of strange-but-true stories, I Work at a Public Library celebrates librarians and the unforgettable patrons that roam the stacks every day.
|Title||:||I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks|
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December 22, 2014
oh, the library…. temple of knowledge, keeper of tax forms, friend of new arrivals to the country. plus, free bathrooms, and your taxpayer status ensures you the right to be there, so it's pretty hard to be kicked out, even for some really crap behavior.
although i have my masters in library scie...
April 24, 2017
I smiled, I laughed, I had tears. I'd like to write my review now while watching softball in the sun, but I want add all my favourite quotes. This is great! Now I'm going to start cataloguing the things I come across. I'm gathering more and more that I will miss a lot of these types of occurances...
April 29, 2015
This is a fun little collection of wacky library stories. It's another book that has been assembled from someone's blog, which is a growing trend in publishing.
I used to work in a public library and could relate to some of the odd questions and incidents that Gina Sheridan shares here. This book...
March 31, 2016
So... I bought this on the cheap at a store that I frequent that often has remainders at like 80% off of the cover price. I'm glad that I did, because I feel that at $2.99, it was still a little overpriced for the content. At $13.99, that's just insanity.
This is a book easily read in a single si...
October 07, 2015
I work at a public library. I thought these stories would be crazier. I don't even think they were funny, just "I said this, Patron said this. Stupid, gross patron." and I'm like, this is supposed to be amusing? Kinda snotty and prudish. Clutching pearls.
You know, it's all in the way you tell it...
March 28, 2017
This book is a collection of stories of the people who use the library in California. Yep, the stories are just as crazy as what is going through your mind. Some are nuts, most are hilarious. Some are adorable, others are heart warming. But all are entertaining anecdotes. This book is a must read...
May 15, 2017
It was okay. I generally love these types of humor books. Here, a couple of the heartfelt stories were touching and several of the humorous ones were very amusing. Most of the entries were just okay for me, and some weren’t much longer than their titles. I did feel motivated to read it cover to c...
September 05, 2015
You can tell from checking my million updates on this book whether you'll like it or not. My husband surprised me with a copy -- no special occasion, he just knew I'd love it -- so I wanted to share the wealth.
There were two awesome anecdotes that were too long to share as updates. This one made...
August 16, 2014
As someone who also works in public libraries, I can honestly say yep, yep, and yep, that's what it is like. Though luckily so far, I haven't had a patron who confused "annual" with "anal." I also appreciate that when she relates the exchanges with patrons, she isn't hateful about it, like some o...
November 26, 2016
Lucky find at my public library. I don't work there, but I've spent lots of time as a patron at several libraries over several decades, and just find them comfortable places to hang out and explore the stacks. This might not be as good as the best of Unshelved but it is better, imo, than many of...