Sunday, September 21, 2014

Library Lost&Found #3 (or Send In the Clowns*)

*They're already here!

Tip of the Day: Ask your local public library when they hold their used book sales. Not only will you find some true gems at these events, but you'll score great deals and support the library for the coming year!

Some Library L&F items fall into the category of "lost in the stacks" and "found while staff were weeding/searching for something else legit."

One such recent type of L&F item was brought to my attention by a fabulous colleague while she was weeding the stacks. It really doesn't need any more commentary than the item itself provides (circa 1984):

And in case you need to know what exactly what this entails:

Obviously the book wouldn't be complete without an appendix of clown face make-up ideas:

If my life as an author and librarian doesn't work out, you know I'll be going full Clown Ministry. Boo yeah!

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Library Lost&Found #2 (or Car Alarming)

Tip of the Day: There's still time to enter my giveaway for two new YA novels!

Some items that are stashed in the library's Lost & Found wouldn't be humorous if they were encountered, say, on a street corner. Or the side of the road. Maybe even at a gas station. 

What makes them funny is that someone:

a) saw the items in the road/library parking lot, 
b) brought them into the library to be a good samaritan,
c) and our staff put them in the Lost & Found bin.*

Here is one such case:

Yes, one day I came into work and found a hubcap in our Lost & Found bin.

Immediate thoughts:

a) would anyone who lost a hubcap actually check inside the library for it?
b) omg take my picture with my eyes looking through the holes!

Anyone missing a hubcap?


*Please note I love my staff and adore that they put these items in Lost & Found, because what is the other choice? Tell the supposed do-gooder who brought it in to put it back where they found it? Immediately throw it in the garbage? No, we must respect the Lost & Found items!