I was talking about fantastic creatures (elves, fairies, dragons, unicorns, gryffins, centaurs etc.) and there was one girl… Who really loves pink and everything what is “girly” and she was like: “WHAT is it? I don’t like it. I want princess. I want more feries!!!”
When kids were split into two groups to work on jigsaws she started whining again.
Girl A: WHY there is dragon on them?! Dragons aren’t girlish! I won’t be doing it!
Girl B: GEEZ, STOP IT! JUST IMAGINE IT’S MERMAID AND COME TO HELP US!
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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
A young girl came up to me and asked me for a list of all the vampire romance books in the library. I was in a hurry as there were several patrons behind her, so when I went to search our records for the word “vampire”, I was surprised when the system only came up with one hit.
…until I realized that I was searching the patron records. This man’s name is not vampire or anything like it, he doesn’t borrow a lot of vampire books, there was NO REASON for his name to come up, but for some reason when I typed in vampire, the system brought up his name.
So with that in mind, I think I need to go buy some holy water, a stake and some leather pants. Frankly, I knew what I was getting into when I became a librarian.
“I think of the Internet as its own community, and if you want to compare it to a local library, they’re going to catalog all the small things that happened. If you want to know what happened in a part of New York City in the 1700s, I know a library would have cool letters, or maps or something like that. Something like Star Wars Kid, you had to download the video and had to be involved in some weird Internet pocket to see it. But now a viral video gets posted six times and it becomes a vine, it becomes a gif set, and you kind of can’t escape it. I think it’s important to catalog these things because you know the history of the Internet.”