Maybe our world doesn’t have magical owls that bring you invitations to go on adventures, but it does have libraries.
Andrew Slack – co-founder and Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance – in his keynote at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting (via forestparklibrary)
Eileen Cook said something very similar about the library - specifically, about teen programming like Book Camp - during her keynote address.
A woman came to the desk with a look of disgust and anger on her face.
Woman: “You hardly have ANY sale books over there. What the hell am I supposed to do?”
Me [smiling]: “I’m so sorry we don’t have a lot of sale books right now. We do have many, many, many free books.” [gesturing at the stacks]
Woman [angrily]: “Ugh!”