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I Work At A Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories From the Stacks by Gina Sheridan

I Work At A Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories From the Stacks is the first book from Gina Sheridan who maintains a tumblr by the same title.  Sheridan is a librarian in Missouri who started writing down stories of the memorable encounters she had with the patrons of her library.  She then started sharing these stories on her tumblr which is where librarians and library workers from all over the country and the world found her and starting submitting their own crazy stories to her site.  This book is a collection of those stories.

Sheridan's stories consist mostly of snippets of memorable conversations with various colorful library patrons.  These stories range from the bizarre to the frustrating to the heartwarming as the book closes with a chapter of stories of patrons who shared their gratitude and appreciation of the local library and its hard working staff.

As a library aide, I could certainly relate to many of the stories Sheridan shares in this book.  If you're a librarian, a library worker, a library user or a book lover, you will enjoy this little book.  It's a quick read that you can finish in a morning or an afternoon.  And I recommend that you check it out today!

--Review by Ms. Angie

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