Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Taste of Life in a Public Library

Ever wonder what life in a public library is REALLY like? Try reading Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchert. Borchert works in a public library in southern California and offers a fresh perspective on the sometimes funny, sometimes poignant life that is the public library. With many anecdotes Borchert shows that a library is not just a collection of materials but it is the people who come to use all of its resources and the staff who work so hard behind the scenes to make it possible.


Anonymous said...

I usually dont go into blogs on the internet, because, well, it's the internet. What good can come of it? But this must be alright - its the library. I'll be alright here.

Thanks for the positive review. I appreciate it.

Maggie said...

For those into reading about libraries, another current book is "Quiet, Please : Dispatches from a Public Librarian" by Scott Douglas. Entertaining reading about life in the library.