Yesterday was the official kickoff for our summer reading program and we were busier than a Columbian drug den. Here is a sampling of the questions I very helpfully redirected:
Elderly Couple: Can you tell us how to use our Nook?
Forgetful Teen Boy: I was reading this book and I didn't finish it, can you help me find it? It wasn't at this library, it was my school's library but I had to return it. I don't remember the title or the author, but it was about a boy with a dad and the cover was light green.
Older Mom Wearing Teen Daughter's Clothes: Where are your books on murder?
Middle-Aged Snooty Guy With a Purple Tie: Where might I find books on Pablo Picasso...the artist.
Teen Girl With Gum: Tell me what books my school wants me to read over the summer and then give them to me or put them on hold.
Lazy Mom: It says for the adult summer reading program I have to read 5 books and write reviews -- do they have to be adult books? Can't I just review the picture books I read to my toddler?
Man on Phone: I'm looking at the catalog on my computer and there's a DVD I want. What does it mean when the status says "unavailable"?
Woman on Phone: If the program is already full can I still register my child for it?
Frantic Woman: Has anyone turned in an iPhone?
Angry Lady With Braids: Can you tell that man to stop sneezing?
Old Lady With Hearing Problem: My friend says all of her books and CDs come to her house and she never has to come to the library. How can I sign up for that?
Buff Dad With Woman's Voice: Why are the magic books for adults not checked in?
Creepy Guy Who Has Been Warned For Looking at Porn: I want more time on internet station #4.
Little Girl With No Adult Supervision: Show me the books!
We had over 2,000 people come through the library in eleven hours. Today has only been slightly quieter.