Hello Banned Library Patrons,
Some of you may have noticed the blog has been shaken up a little over the last seven months or so. When this little project first started, the intention was to give information and news about the library world with my particular slanted view. Sometime around last November I lapsed in updating the blog and only began again after the holidays.
Booze may have been involved.
As I let the blog slip into obscurity, our circulation librarian Betty Lou and Dave from IT connected with a few seniors in the Bannville High School Journalism and Baking Club (BHSJBC). The blog was then handed over to these students without my consultation and stories began to be published about the library and its events. I only caught on when I found a student digging through the trash behind the library, a half eaten sandwich draped over his head. I allowed the publishing to continue as it seemed a harmless and good promotion for the building. Unfortunately, this too has passed.
The students in the BHSJBC have graduated. With ceremonies over, they have left town to find their fortunes (or in one kid’s case enjoy a pleasant life as a dumpster-diving transient). I have been told that the BHSJBC was disbanded yet there are opportunities available for students to submit articles. I asked the journalism/home economics teacher, Ms. Havesome, that any article written with a library slant will be allowed space on this blog. There may still be articles in the future either of national or local news but none on a regular basis.What will become constant are articles like these. As this is a blog, I feel it is my duty to write about my day to day activities as a librarian in Bannville. I will attempt to comment on any national headlines as I see fit, as well as keep everyone abreast of personal and local news.
For instance, I have begun walking to work. I feel better inside and out, except when I pass by the dumpsters of the frat houses on the campus of the Banned County Polytechnic and Library School. What a cruel trick of nature that crawfish are pulled in the same time as the heat descends. After a good weekend of after-finals partying, those trash heaps are so full of beer, vomit and crustacean bodies one would think a the bodies of ten thousand drunken skunks were stuffed in a mattress and left to bake.
Just imagine these mudbugs after two days in 85 degree heat.
Another happy item of note is the production of the
. Local theatre owner Mr. Halbert and I are happy with the response we have received, both from fellow Library Ninjas such as the hilarious
and our friends and family. If you have any suggestions for improvements, news items, theme songs, art, etc., let us know and we will give you a shout out on air. You can contact us at
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