At the Libraries: Librarian Stereotypes

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

I've heard them all, believe me, and some of them I do embody (glasses, cardigans, readaholic). But what are some other librarian stereotypes out there?
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To me, every public library is beautiful, because of what it represents! But these are truly works of art.
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Yikes! Here are some words to strike fear in the hearts of all library-goers: "the outstanding warrant for the library books." Oh yeah, this guy is fighting those charges.
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Watch out for bees in the library in Peoria! What a great way to get kids interested in the library AND the world outside! Thanks, Karla.
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I had a friend who used to be a book designer and, as a book lover, I was fascinated by her work. Seems like the job is really changing now. Those e-readers are truly a disruptive technology!
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But if you want to see some really cool book designs (the whole thing, not just the cover), check out this awesomeness.

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Usually I have a link to show cool artwork someone's made with old books, but here is the opposite: making other things look like old books.
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If you have run out of places to put your books, be inspired by this gallery. You'll never look at your stairs the same way again!
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In out-of-your-league auction news, the British Library spent a cool $14 million on a seventh-century manuscript. The best part, though, is that it was found in a tomb! Talk about burying the lede, heh.

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Thanks for reading, and don't forget to say hi in the comments. I hope you all celebrated National Library Week in style! Email me with any great stories you have to share and I'll be sure they get their proper attention. See you next week!

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