There's really no right way to celebrate this, except to celebrate libraries themselves. Use them, appreciate them, love them. If you happen to find yourself actually inside a library today, please be nice to whomever you encounter. It will be appreciated.
Oh, also, we all got a pins to wear. Thanks, AFSCME/DC 37. And if you can tell me what that Dewey Decimal number stands for, you get a gold star!
(I tried to do a "tough librarian" face, but it didn't really work out.)
And, for some reason, we all received a "Magic Grip Jar Opener."
Maybe they think library workers buy a lot of pickles?
Who knows. I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth.
My many thanks to all library workers, near and far. You're all awesome. Keep on keepin' on.
(And I'm especially thinking of the people who work at the JFK Library in Boston, not to mention everyone else who was hurt/affected yesterday. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it, but check out my post from this morning for some poignant thoughts by Dennis Lehane about what happened.)