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Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Came out to the kid's reference desk and saw this sign taped to the computer and now my life is complete. 

I asked the kid who made it WHY he made it and he simply said "Because people should appreciate librarians."

Me: "No one told you to make it?"

Kid: "No. I also made one for the security guard." Which he did.

Sometimes I have no words, guys. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

This is the kind of thing you find when you investigate a shoe box full of old photos in your library's basement. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tough Crowd

Me to kid: "I like your Harold and the Purple Crayon t-shirt!"

Kid's mom: "He also has a Corduroy one. I think he likes Corduroy better."

Kid's older brother: "Harold is crap, Corduroy is great."


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Librarian Job Fairs at Brooklyn Public Library

Are you a librarian? Are you looking for a job? Check out the flier below for information about three upcoming job fairs happening at Brooklyn Public Library! JOIIIIN UUUUS! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Random Acts of Bookish Kindness

In case you needed your faith in humanity restored...

The other week I received this lovely mention on Twitter from a lovely Twitter friend telling me a lovely thing. 

Seriously, how great of a surprise is that? Unexpected books! They arrived recently and they look just wonderful. 

So I just wanted to publicly thank Mary (and the "Choose Your Own Adventure" people) and for making my day a little brighter - and, by extension, making the kids at my library a little happier too. Hooray for random acts of bookish kindness!


Monday, June 1, 2015


My coworker found this very helpful note stuck inside a kid's book.

If only deciding which books to weed were ALWAYS this easy.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Kids Say The Darndest...Well, You Know (Part Whatever)

It's been a very, very long time since I posted any of the funny things kids have said to me (or each other) at the library. It's been a long time since I posted much of anything, in fact, and I'm not happy about that. Someone from internetland was actually nice enough to email me and tell me she missed my blog posts, which blew me away and also made me sorta sad, because I miss them too. Since becoming a manager at my library, I've had a lot less time on my hands, a lot more stress, and a lot fewer cute kid moments to enjoy and share. But the good news is, these moments do still happen!

SO, I thought I'd do a round-up of kids quotes to remind myself of the lighter side of the job. Some of these I've tweeted already, so if you follow me on there, I apologize for any crossover. Either way, I hope you find them amusing.


Kid, to me: "Today was the best day of school ever. We didn't learn ANYTHING."


Kid to another kid: "It would be really cool if I could turn myself into Darth Vader."


Kid, to me: "Some people have said that being a grown up is torture. Is that true?"


Kid: "Hi!"

Me: "Hi! Where've you been lately?"

Kid: "Enjoying the world!"

Someone's got to, kid. Someone's got to.

Kid, to me: "Your eyes look like a vampire's eyes. But in a good way."


Kid to another kid: "Oh yeah? Go look in a mirror. It'll break in TWO SECONDS." Sick burns are still alive and well in Brooklyn, NY.


Kid, carrying a huge stack of books: "These books are making me lose my balance."



Tween: "I wrote a story."

Me: "That's so great!"

Tween: "Well, I didn't PUBLISH it yet."

Me: "It's still great!"

Tween: "I GUESS."

Eleven years old and she's already suffering from publishing malaise.


Kid, to me: "Do you control the library?"



And my (admittedly biased) favorite:"You are a good woman and beautiful." - what a kid (who's learning English) slowly said to me after I made her a library card. I'LL TAKE IT.