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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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National Library Week Giveaway!

In honor of National Library Week, I am giving away some goodies!  

Four of you fine folks will win one of these library-themed items: a Library Notebook and mini-poster from Unshelved and a new copy of The Librarian’s Book of Lists by George M. Eberhart.

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Entering is super easy—just follow this link to Rafflecopter to enter for a chance to win!  You can get entries for reblogging this post, following heyboobooks on tumblr, or simply by telling me what you love about libraries.  Just make sure you include your email address so I can contact you if you win! Entries will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, April 20th, and winners will be notified the next day.

Enter here!

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On Display: Blowing in the Wind
Suggested titles:
The Definition of Wind, by Brett Ellen Block
Summer Breeze, by Catherine Palmer
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
Windy City, by Scott Simon
Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
(Photo courtesy of my friend Kimmy, who is the brave soul featured in the foreground!)

On Display: Blowing in the Wind

Suggested titles:

  • The Definition of Wind, by Brett Ellen Block
  • Summer Breeze, by Catherine Palmer
  • The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
  • Windy City, by Scott Simon
  • Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

(Photo courtesy of my friend Kimmy, who is the brave soul featured in the foreground!)

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On Display: Magically Delicious

My coworker recently enlisted me to make a sign for her St. Patrick’s Day book display.  Here’s what we came up with!

Suggested titles:

  • 'Tis, by Frank McCourt
  • The Commitments, by Roddy Doyle
  • Dubliners, by James Joyce
  • Landing, by Emma Donoghue
  • The Mystery of Mercy Close, by Marian Keyes

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