A young public librarian's account of dealing with the public, navigating important library issues, and not just reading all day.
- Patron: Hey hun, I'd like to check out these DVDs.
- Staff member: Okay.
- Patron: Thanks a bunch, dear.
- Staff: You're welcome, darling.
- Patron: What?
- Staff: Oh, sorry did that make you uncomfortable?
Well-read people are less likely to be evil.
The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket (via prettybooks)
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
Quick question…what’s your favorite storytime cd? I’m looking to build my collection. Suggestions?
Slimy, silly, sticky science at the Altoona Public Library was a messy but awesome hit! What a great end to spring break!