Why do you come to the library? To get awesome books and see Miss Kat!
What do you geek? Miss Kat
Lawrence Library geeks Miss Kat (our wonderful Youth Services Librarian), and librarians in general, too!
Kids might enjoy these picture books about libraries and librarians: "The Librarian from the Black Lagoon" by Mike Thaler, "Book! book! book!" by Deborah Bruss, and of course, "Miss Rumphius" by Barbara Cooney (she works in our very own library -- look at the illustrations!). "My Librarian is a Camel" by Margriet Ruurs is an interesting nonfiction book about unusual mobile libraries found around the world.
Teens and adults might want to check out "Book Lust," and "Book Lust to Go," by "celebrity" librarian Nancy Pearl (she has her own action figure!). She has excellent book recommendations for all interests and occasions. "The World's Strongest Librarian" by Joshua Hanagarne and "Running the Books" by Avi Steinberg are fascinating biographies of unusual librarians. "This Book is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All" by Marilyn Johnson is a romp through the ranks of information professionals; bloggers, radicals and visionaries who fuse the tools of the digital age with their love for the written word and the enduring values of free speech, open access and quality assistance to anyone in need.
The librarians at Lawrence Library can help you locate the information you need, choose a good book, use a computer or mobile device, devise research strategy, look for a job online, find a tax form and so much more. As journalist Linton Weeks put it, "In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim."
So stop by and ask some questions -- librarians are the original search engine, and they can help everyone explore the things they geek!