Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Question and Answer Time

We get a lot of mail here at clerk manifesto so I thought I'd take the time to answer a few of the questions from it all here. You can just leave a question in the comments section below here (I think you'll have to click the unpromising "no comments" thing ) and surely I'll answer it, but I will do my best to field your emailed and snail mailed questions as well, when I can, like now!

RC of Fort Wayne asks:
What times are libraries open until?
We answer:
4, 5, 5:30, 6, 7, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, and 10 depending on the library and where it is. If I've missed any closing times let me know and I'll add it in. (Thanks Jeremy of Sheboygan for "9:30").

PL of Owen's Creek (?), Georgia asks:
Why is everybody so cranky at the desk of my local library?
We answer:
It's not you. They just think books could somehow be better than they are, and it weighs on them. Slip them a copy of the now obscure King of the Schnorrers By Israel Zangwill and see if it perks them up.

RK of Fanghorn, Kentucky asks:
Can you waive my fines?
We answer:
You bet! It is one of my clerk superhero talents- use it too much and it's cheapened, use it too little and it's a waste of a magnificent gift. Come on by and we'll roll the die, so to speak.


  1. My perpetually adolescent daughter is covered in luxurious black hair. What section of the Library would most likely engage her proclivities? Don't ya'll have a coffee shop? How about an attached mall with food court?

  2. No mall. We have a barely adequate coffee shop. She would best enjoy our break room and I believe she might like the 636.8 section of our non fiction.


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