Anyone who’s ever worked on a circulation or information desk will have stories to tell of weird and wonderful incidents and customers. Sometimes you may have felt like sharing them, not just with colleagues, but by writing about them. The Merry Librarian comes to your rescue. Here you can read about such stories or even send a few of your own. I can relate to one such story which tells of a woman asking more of a librarian than a librarian can give – she actually wanted the librarian to help build an extension to her house, physically. Library staff are apparently super beings, psychic and all-knowing, able to do absolutely anything! I can think of many instances when customers seem to think that way.
Perhaps we can. Two heart-warming stories tell of how a library assistant’s help led to the reunion of a woman and her father whom she thought was dead, or of how a librarian encouraged a boy’s reading, even though he was stealing the books.
Perhaps we should collect and share such stories more often.