Books were once so scarce, they were chained to the desks. Now libraries can barely hold all the volumes they have.
Unable to type, read, watch television, or work, I quickly exhausted my dwindling freelance earnings on spoken word stories. After several weeks of intensive physiotherapy I was allowed to add a gentle stroll to my day. Bored, in pain and lonely, I headed back to the library.
When I saw the aisles full of spoken word CDs, I nearly wept.
Many libraries, including my own, have come up with alternate names for the reference desk: ours is “Research Help,” others are called “Ask?” or “Questions?” or “Information Desk.” But I’ve never seen Theater of War.
I will say, though much has changed since 1892, it remains true that a first-class counter is very desirable.
Good counters are so sexy.
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It’s really weird how people will just shout out questions like “When did y’all seperate?” and “When did you get out of jail?” at people who are across the library as they try to fill out forms for that person on the computer.