Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Theme library


Somewhere in the holy books of Clerkmanifesto lies a proposal that every year my library be completely redecorated along the lines of a theme. One year it could be "Olde English Drawing Room". Another year it could be Captain Nemo's Submarine. A third year we could have Dr. Seuss's Sleep World, and we could provide Moose Juice and Goose Juice.

But even though this was an excellent suggestion, it didn't happen.

 My kneejerk response to this is to cry out:

"No one ever listens to me!"

But the truth is, people sometimes listen to me.

They just don't, generally, do what I say.

But let's not dwell on all this.

Lately, as you may have noticed, my pictures where I mess about with the reality of the library I work in seem to have started edging in to almost being theme libraries.

Like, this one below has a theme of, I don't know, maybe "Scuba dive pool library". 

I think it looks like a fun way to spend a summer day. Though I'd probably be too shy to go in the water.

Oddly I found a little bit of a Jungle Book theme sneaking into the scuba picture above. If one looks to the far shore of the pool, to the left of the stairs, one can spot Mowgli, Shere Khan, and Kaa, the snake. Jungle Book would make a nice library theme, but I was already flying off on this narrative based theme tangent.

Which takes us to my next library theme.


I'll let you guess what story this theme below is based on...

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