I have the coolest librarian. Three weeks ago I was desperately hunting for a rentable copy of World War Z by Max Brooks. To my dismay, waiting lists were growing and the library exchange throughout the state seemed to be completely depleted as well. I mentioned this to my librarian while checking out some books for my younger siblings. He helped me search but could not find a readily available copy in the system. I was faced with the option of scrounging up couch coins to buy myself a copy or joining the lengthy waiting lists. I was resigned to my fate when my librarian pulled out a copy of the book. It was his personal copy which he had just bought at a book fair. In complete trust he lent me his copy. I had it read just in time for my book club meeting and just in time to see the movie coming out this weekend. If it weren't for him I might still be on a waiting list! Not only did he give me a personal copy of his book, but spoke with me for nearly thirty minutes about zombie novels. It felt great to have a real book conversation that didn't happen in cyberspace. This librarian should wear a cape!
I'd love to hear some other great library stories - comment or email me if you have one to share.
Also, I will be posting my review of World War Z this Saturday, so check back to read my thoughts on the novel!
In the meantime, spread some library love.