Archive for the ‘libraries’ Tag

The Incident Report, a novel by Martha Baillie

Martha Baillie’s Incident Report is a librarian’s novel.  It is the story of a women who works in a public library but also a love story.  It walks the reader through a series of incidents that make up the life of this particular librarian.  It is an eye opener for anyone who is thinking of becoming a librarian as it attests to the public service/social aspects of librarianship.   While Baillie’s sense of humour is evident, it is the form of this novel that interests me most.  It is not a traditional chapter by chapter work, with one chapter building on the other.   Baillie herself is a librarian with Toronto Public.  paper back.  195 pgs.  Toronto:  Pedlar Press, 2009.  ISBN  978-1-897141-25-0.

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The Night Bookmobile

Check out Audrey Niffenegger’s The Night Bookmobile!  Niffenegger is the fantastic  author of the Time Traveller’s Wife which was made into a movie.

http://blogs.davenportlibrary.com/reference/2009/08/the-night-bookmobile-by-audrey-niffenegger/

The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians

Morris, Carla, illustrated by Brad Sneed.  2007. The Boy who was Raised by Librarians Atlanta:  Peachtree.  ISBN 978-1-56145-391-7

the boy who was raised by librariansFollow Melvin on his daily visits to the library – a positive story about a boy who loves books and learning, and the librarians who support his endeavors.  Appropriate for children ages 4 through 8.