Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Another day at the library

Weather is absolutely lousy so every man and his dog has been through the doors wanting some good reading stuff. Heaps of book going out for holidays in warmer places. Standard for this time of the year. The only problem is they come back with half the dam beach inside - can almost fill a sandpit with the sand that drops out of some books.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

This is not a boring day

Another week is nearing its end and library patrons continue to amaze me in all shapes and forms. Disgruntled, moaners, sniffers, smilers, happy, sad, smelly, talkers, whistlers - the list goes on. Does anyone have any interesting public library stories - would love to hear your comments!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

It's tough but somebody has to do it

Public libraries - safe, welcoming, warm - one could go on forever. It's all about people and delivering a service - every person that comes through the doors must be treated with courtesy, respect and a friendly smiling face. Sometimes that is very hard to do - when confronted with an agitated, snorting angry person -" because it is the library's fault that their books etc did not come back on time and they now have gazillions in library fines on their card!!" The disgruntled ratepayers that like to tell you "that its their rates that are paying for all of this"
The books that come back soggy because they have been through the washing machine and ruined their clothes -"so what is the council going to do about compensating me for my damaged. clothing.