Category Archives: Library

“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary – the world really would be a better place.” #choosekind

Pace got this book for Christmas last year. (One of my favourite things about being a librarian is being able to share books with him that I already love!) I briefly thought about writing a bit about how fascinating it is to see the different ways that Pace is learning about everything from bullying to […]

Music Monday – “I grew up like my daddy did/My grandpa cleared this land/When I was five I walked the fence/While grandpa held my hand”

I don’t think I’ve ever posted this song for Music Monday but it’s one of my favourites of all-time. “Rain on the Scarecrow” – John Mellencamp Although I knew fairly early that I was never going to be a farmer (my standard line on the subject is that, growing up, I was more into books […]

“I feel like an idiot. I vastly misunderstood how a library card works for years.”

This is a pretty funny /r/books thread on Reddit from a guy who knew that library cards were free but thought that there was still a charge for the actual lending of books! 🙂 It sounds funny but there are lots of examples where libraries don’t always do as good of a job as we should […]

Minister of Education Bronwyn Eyre Under Fire (aka “Don Morgan, I Miss You!”) #skpoli

When an Education Minister cuts funding so significantly that it puts the entire, century-in-the-making public library system at risk of shutting down completely, it’s not surprising that I’m not going to be a fan. Luckily, thousands of other people across the province felt the same way, then-Education Minister, Don Morgan, admitted his mistake and public […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Hippie Hippie Hooray (September 2016)

This isn’t from too long ago – about a year ago – but I was thinking about some of my favourite memories from my time as a Branch Head at Regent Place branch and this is one that jumped to mind – we had a “Retro Anniversary” party for the branch last fall to celebrate […]

Westeros’ New Power Couple?

10 Things I’ve Dealt With In Libraries That Aren’t Covered in Library School

Bat removal Poop on floor in public area (child) Poop  on floor in washroom (adult) Blood splattered across entire bathroom A kid’s Easter egg but full of drugs Arguments over $0.30 fines People who say “I pay your salary!” People who are *really* concerned about delays in getting their items on time.  (I’m talking “evil […]

Friday Fun Link – Every Library and Museum in America Mapped

17,000 libraries vs. 14,000 McDonald’s – forget “Value Meals”, sometimes the stats show what society really values. (via MetaFilter)

Four for Four!

  Today marked the opening of the newest Regina Public Library branch, the Albert Branch which has moved into the Mâmawêyatitân Centre, an integrated facility offering numerous services to the community. And I was fortunate to once again be able to visit the branch on its opening day – just as I did for the other […]

The Opiod Crisis Is So Bad That Librarians Are Learning To Deal with Drug Overdoses

This article is from the US and talks about libraries in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco but I know firsthand that librarians and library workers across Canada and right here in Regina regularly deal with people who are drunk, on drugs, or occasionally even actively using on library premises in washrooms or elsewhere. It presents […]