In the introduction of this book, the author writes: “I Work at a Public Library is for anyone who enjoys the absurdity and humanity of everyday life.” This absolutely nails it.
My Thoughts on I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks by Gina Sheridan
I first heard about this book when a booktuber was talking it (apologies, I can’t remember who it was for the life of me!). My library didn’t have it at the time, but I kept checking back. When I saw that it was available last week, I immediately put in a request.
The idea behind this book began on Tumblr at iworkatapubliclibrary.com, which, if you haven’t checked out yet, I highly recommend doing so right now! It’s so wonderful.
The book is split up into categories such as “Computers”, “Reading Interests and Habits”, and even “Bullying”. The book ends with a section titled “Volumes of Gratitude.” What a wonderful way to wrap up the book! I could read this section over and over again.
Many of the stories included made me laugh, but the vast majority made me cringe a bit. Here are a few of my favorites:
My Final Thoughts on I Work at a Public Library
There were a couple of slight things that made me cut the fifth tea cup, but overall I really enjoyed this book! I would recommend this to any reader, but especially readers that love their local library.
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