It’s National Library Week, and today in particular happens to be National Librarian Day. So go thank your local librarian for everything s/he does for you.
I’m home at my parents’ for a few days, for Passover and since I had a few days off coming to me – a short vacation was desperately needed, for my sake and my patrons’ – I thought I’d make the most of it. And I was going through my old childhood crap at Mama Bear’s and Daddio’s, and came across this gem:
This is from kindergarten – 1984? 1985? I don’t even remember that I wanted to be a librarian. I do remember wanting to be a supermarket checkout girl, and an astronaut and a ballerina, but never a librarian (or librian, apparently). And now look how things have turned out. Who would have thought I was so prescient?
Since I’m home, I don’t have much library news to share. But I have a lot of links, of course!
These are lovely. Lots of history here.
Is this guy crazy or brilliant, or crazy brilliant?
I guess everything’s a musical these days.
From Sister A: literary tourism in my hometown!
From Friend D: Whoever makes these is a genius.
From Other Friend D: Meh mehhhhhhh meddly meh meh meh.
From Mama Bear:
All of Stephen King’s books, ranked.
Good call on all of these.
Very interesting – lots of nos where they shouldn’t be.