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.
If you work in a library, especially a public one, this book is for you!
I work in a library and I couldn’t help but get this book when I found out it existed. I found I Work at a Public Library super relatable to some of the crazy experiences I’ve had over the years, and I know that they will not be ending any time soon. In fact, it always manages to get crazier. If you don’t work in a library, this will give you a sense of some of the crazy happenings that you wouldn’t expect to happen in a place like that.
From weird patron interactions to questions that lack common sense, this book is guaranteed to make you laugh at loud at what librarians really experience in their day-to-day work.
Rating: 5/5 stars