Saturday, August 13, 2022

Library retrospective part the third


Honestly I thought I would complete this retrospective of desklife at my library in three long parts, but there is one last group, only slightly smaller, tomorrow. These, if you will recall, are pictures that until recently featured at some of the desks of my library. They are temporarily absent from the public part of the library, which even caused a library patron this evening to complain. When I explained they'd probably come back in some form he reminisced about his favorite shots, referring particularly to a man holding the back of his head at the front desk, which I believe was from a Norman Rockwell painting and is featured about halfway through this group (and again, subtly, further towards the bottom).

Anyway, to briefly reiterate our rules, these all take place at, from, or of the various desks of my library, though naturally they mostly feature the front service desk, where I conduct most of my work with the public.

If you are a regular reader here you will have seen most of these pictures, whether you remember them or not.

1 comment:

  1. At this point I'm not sure what I'm commenting on, that is, what clerkmanifesto entry I'm attached to, but I did want to say that I read Ivy Aberdeen last July and liked it a lot. More recently I read What If It's Us by Albertalli and Silvera and liked it even more. If you haven't read it, it's about older teenage boys figuring out what it means to be a boy friend. Unlike other books I've read--that I can't think of the names now--people in this book are overall kind and respectful. Perhaps a bit much by the parents, but refreshing.
    And yes, when I was a kid each book read was a point of pride. And I wish these books had been written 70 or so years ago when they might have done me some good!


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