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What Kind of Librarian Are You?

My results were:

Readers Advisory Librarian

You are a champion conversationalist with the ability to get even the most introverted talking excitedly about fictional characters and the beauty of a single sentence. Some say you’re super intuitive; others wonder if you’ve read everything. People envy your boot collection and your home bookshelves. Your favorite color combination is crimson and Dorian Gray.”

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Wildlife Digression

LITTLE GIRL:
You have butterflies in the library.
ME:
We do! They're called painted ladies. See how pretty their wings are when they open them up?
LITTLE GIRL:
Oh, they look like a tiger!
ME:
I think so too.
LITTLE GIRL:
I'm not scared of tigers.
ME:
You're braver than me, then. I think I would be very afraid if I saw a tiger.
LITTLE GIRL:
Nope, not me.
ME:
I bet you would be a Gryffindor!
LITTLE GIRL:
Yeah, probably!
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:Long Pause::
LITTLE GIRL:
My dad killed a tiger.
ME:
Um--
LITTLE GIRL:
Yeah, with a knife. A big knife. He killed it and then we ate it for dinner. As tiger burgers.
ME:
That is really not where I expected this conversation to go.

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Reference Question of the Day

LITTLE BOY:
Do you have any books that have Lego Joker in them?
ME:
Yep, it looks like we have a book called the Lego Batman Encyclopedia, so I bet that would talk about the Joker in it.
LITTLE BOY:
You mean THIS book? (whips the book out from behind his back)
ME:
That's the exact one I mean! Gosh, since you're so good at finding books, what do you need me for?
LITTLE BOY:
I thought you would enjoy my company.

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Winner Winners

Thanks to everybody who entered my Library Week Giveaway last week!  I just selected the winners and everyone has been notified via email.

For now, I’ll leave you with this lovely quote by Neil Gaiman to brighten up your Mondays:

You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.

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