Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Library Lost&Found #5: I Don't Like the Drugs But the Drugs Like Me*

*with apologies to Marilyn Manson

Tip of the Day: Check out the fabulous authors and illustrators coming to the Rochester Children's Book Festival on Saturday, November 19!

Sometimes the items found inside the library are unidentifiable without using the human sense of taste, like this baggie of [basil? oregano? crushed bud?] greens tucked inside a book, apparently from lot #7166:

Or this pile of [flour? crushed chalk? coke?] white powder in the parking lot:

And just in case you were uncertain on this, the best place to keep your tobacky tin is inside a book on CD case:


Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Library Lost&Found #4: Happy Birthday!

Tip of the Day: Need some book suggestions? Check out my reviews on LiveJournal and Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent Magazine

I've mentioned library donations before -- those boxes of books, DVDs, & CDs that patrons bring us to resell in our Friends store. We get some awesome new materials that bring in cash flow so I can keep offering programs like my upcoming Hallow-Teen Psych Night (my favorite YA program of the year!).

But sometimes you can tell when a donor is merely cleaning out a family member's house -- or their own -- and just can't bear to throw anything away. So they figure they'll bring their crap to the library.

Because really, as much as outdated technology makes me sad in some ways, we can't easily sell VHS tapes anymore.

You know what we really can't sell? VHS home videos.

You know what we really really can't sell?

Thank the lords they also gave us the sequel. I didn't want to be left hanging!