You Know You Work in a Rural Library When…

One of the smaller jobs I do in my position of Branch Supervisor is review the local library board minutes that are sent in by each of our 47 branches after every one of their meetings (which can be anywhere from 4-12 times per year depending on the size of the branch.)  I have to check that information is being conveyed accurately, policies are being followed, keep an eye for anything branches are doing locally that may require assistance (or intervention!) from HQ, etc. 

There's always a few humourous nuggets to keep me entertained and as I review a stack of them today, I thought I'd pass along one idea you might want to use as a fundraiser in your own library:

“John (Mary's son-in-law) has agreed to donated a quarter of Angus beef for the library to sell as a fundraiser…the draw will be held at the Lion's supper in November.” 

(Have I mentioned how much I love being a librarian in rural Saskatchewan? And for those of you with hyper-sensitive sarcasm detectors, I'm not kidding! )

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Its nice to know that my town isn't the only place that does this. Although we've never done it for the library. Its a weekly event here at the legion though.

    Posted 09 Jul 2008 at 2:42 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    They do that at the Legion in Weyburn too. I always have a chuckle when I walk past the sign: “Weekly Meat Draw – Friday Afternoon”.

    Posted 12 Jul 2008 at 3:59 pm
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