Morning Mystery Guy came in yesterday! I was so excited because I haven’t seen him in forever. Annalis then tells me he comes in on Fridays when we put out the new books for the week. Dude, you couldn’t have told me this earlier!?!?! I thought he was dead!
It was Friends of the Library book sale weekend. Support your Friends!
May’s book display is “May the Force Be With You” (Star Wars) in honor of “May the Fourth Be With You.” Awesome!
I’m working at Branch tomorrow, hopefully there will be some good stories.
A Suzanne Responds…The Force did reach London, where I was on vacation for a week. Thanks, Victoria.
Look, found this sign on a door at Westminster Abbey. Awesome!
Yes it is that time of year!!!
As I have promised Suzanne..I would like to greet you all with some star wars love!
I hope the force reaches London! :)
What is the book genre: Christian Cozy Mystery???
Well it has been a while but I have one interesting story from the desk.
So I was wearing a pretty long shirt which of course looks big on me since i’m tiny. Regardless, I was just about to sit down when the patron Tori was helping said, “How far along are you.” I was stunned but my immediate response was, “i’m not pregnant.” She was obviously embarrassed but I just said my shirt was intentionally long. Even though I could see why she thought that. It was pretty funny but at the same time a bit appalling but I just couldn’t help but laugh it off.
One more thing- Chuckwagon dinner (not sure if that was the exact title) went pretty good. The author was very nice and the dinner was good. Of course I only tried the leftovers. But it seems whoever was the last to leave the premises forgot to lock some doors. Thus, foot guy entered the library at 9:30 a.m. It was awkward but he left when they told him we were still closed.
Before I even walked in the door, a patron wanted to drop off donations. We weren’t even open yet! Yes, we took them.
Pages had a two hour safety meeting. I feel safer.
Almost forgot to do the Branch run.
Found two lost library cards.
The special movie display this month is full of staff picks, so we all picked three of our favorite movies. Side note: our monthly book display theme is “Explore the World,” brought to you by Amber, Maribel and I because Nicole is off having a baby!
The golf pencil thief also takes our library brochures.
Have a good week.
…I worked this past Monday at Central and Branch. It’s weird working on Mondays, I haven’t done so in many moons. But our awesome boss, Dee, allowed me to make up my hours since we are closed Saturday (tomorrow) for Easter.
I was at Central a few hours in the morning. It was nice to see my regular Saturday folks come on the weekdays, too - “Hangin’ Out Guy,” “UCLA Guy,” “No Arms Laptop Guy” (see March 2 post - I named him). I went over to Branch after lunch. I like it there, but since I don’t work there often it takes a while to remember where everything goes. I worked with Matt, who is now a loyal blog reader. Welcome, Matt.
I found a note in a baby naming book (900s):
Jan 28, 2013 We both like…
Wonder if it’s a boy or girl? Whatever, I hope everyone is happy and healthy.
Happy Easter or Passover and April Fool’s Day!
We have a new book at the library called, People’s Pops: 55 recipes for ice pops, shave ice, and boozy pops from Brooklyn’s coolest pop shop. Only when I saw it, I read “People Pops.” I couldn’t figure out why there was a book about making ice pops out of people in the 600s (cooking books) rather than in fiction or mysteries. After Annalis clarified the situation and we laughed, I couldn’t figure out why there was a book about making ice pops, period. Some of them looked weird.
Though new themed mystery series was created from this little misunderstanding - frozen mysteries - body parts in frozen foods. :)
It was another crazy day in library land yesterday. Annalis and Victoria were working with me, so that always leads to hilarity. Super Aide, Paul, was introduced to the blog and will now be following our every move. Welcome! I dropped a book on my foot = painful. And as always, we have our unique collection of patrons…
- The one who was upset about having to buy a replacement card for $7 was heard to have said, “They don’t have good customer service, but they are just a library not a Nordstroms.”
- The couple who literally brought a truck full of books in huge and heavy plastic containers to donate to our Friends of the Library. There were so many bins, Annalis and I were discussing with our boss where to store them all, when we see the couple drive off after only giving us 7!
PEOPLE, the library is not at fault when you loose your library card, or don’t return your materials = fines, or cannot make magic when you want to donate your entire life’s worth of reading (that you have been storing in your garage) to us. Take some of the responsibility for yourself. Look for your card or the materials you are missing and/or know how much the fees might be. Know how to donate a large amount of books, sometimes it’s better to take them directly to the Friends.
The library is NOT full or rude and careless staff. We are a business, and we need to make money through replacing cards or materials. But more importantly, we are a place of knowledge. We may not be Nordstroms, but we do want to provide good customer service while helping you find the information you are looking for. So please, help us out!
It was a busy day in library world, but lots of work got done.
The first people in the door this morning were “UCLA Guy” and “Hangin’ Out Guy.” There is also another guy who has become a library regular, he wears a jacket and hide his arms inside of it, not sure why. He will sit in the library all day, using his laptop. I think he was also the guy who charged his electric toothbrushes at the library last September, too. I will have to come up with a name for him.
I found this book: Killer Librarian, a mystery by Mary Lou Kirwin. What I love is the propaganda on the cover, “When she checks in, someone checks out.” HAHA
It’s weird to see patrons in the “real world.” I saw “New Book Guy” outside a restaurant yesterday and he recognized me as I was walking down the street. He started telling his friends how nice I was and how I always save him books. It was flattering, but weird seeing him and being seen outside the library setting. I am glad he thinks I am so helpful.