It’s Random! It’s Thursday! It’s . . . you know the drill.
By the time this post is up, I will be at the state library conference, attempting to ingest enough caffeine to compensate for waking up at 4:30am in order to leave the house at 5:30am to get the library van at 6am so my fellow
zombies librarians and I can arrive at the conference around eight.
That’s a lot of am to overcome. Wish me luck.
Kuzma is the new library assistant at a children’s library in Novorossiysk, Russia.
He wears a bow tie and is paid in cat food and skritches.
I’d wear a bow tie, too, if I could sleep on the job . . .
Kuzma, by the way, means “order” and “arrangement”, which isn’t a bad name for a library cat.
(I don’t remember who sent me this first, but thank you Dee, Lisa and Vannie!)
Speaking of Librarians . . .
What did you think we do all day?
Shelve books or something?
All the World’s a Library
You know those Little Free Libraries popping up all over the place?
They just went free range.
BookCrossing is the equivalent of literary geocaching—
or the environmentally sound equivalent of releasing a balloon with a postcard on it.
Select a book from your own vast collection.
Go to BookCrossing.com and
I’m told that there are a couple of “official” BookCrossing stations around,
but most of the time, people just leave them on buses, street benches, coffee shop tables, airplanes, wherever.
Since I tend to do that anyway, I might as well tag ’em first!
I’ll report the results . . . once I can choose a book.
Who’s with me?
If you try this, let me know how it goes!
All you library staff out there:
When you’re alone at home, do you do Dewey?
Or do you just say, “Chuck it”?
If only because of Christian Kane’s “fraud” line—if you’re a fan of Leverage, you know why.
I wonder if this show will help fill the hole in my heart where that one used to be.
But I’ll bet it finds it’s own place in there somewhere.