Wednesday, February 17, 2010


It will be a sad day when books disappear. Kindles are cool and everything, but really, nothing beats a book. Plus, if books are gone, what will happen to the libraries?

The death of libraries would be a tragedy.

I love libraries. Love, love, love them. I especially love the Spokane library that is right by Whitworth. It is a grey, painted, 80s-esque building halfway down Hawthorne Road. It is open every day of the week. On Sundays, people line up in the lobby of the library and wait for the door to open at 1 o'clock. It's a beautiful thing. I occasionally see nuns there. Not just any nuns. Blue-habited nuns riding bicycles (and if that doesn't make a good library, what does?)

I work in the campus library. I am that person who sits at the big desk on your left when you come in, who probably has a laptop open on the desk in front of them.

Yep, that's me. With the bangs.

My job is to shelve books when you turn them in and to scan your card and de-sensitize the books when you check them out. It's not to fix the copier, no matter what you may think.

I can give you your WIN-borrow hold; I can send a long distance fax, and I can even renew your books for you online via phone.

But, alas, I can't fix the copier. So please stop asking me.

1 comment:

  1. Dear MK,
    Libraries are the best. Antwun and I explored the Ashland library this weekend and it was pretty cool. Kindles are definitely not as cool as books!! Booo Kindles!!
    p.s. SPRING BREAK!!!