Sunday, November 9, 2008

No Book After All

Well I'm not getting that book out of the library (that I talked about yesterday) after all. It appears that book is not allowed to be taken out of the library. They have categorized it as a "reference" book.

Here's what happened: I checked online at my library's website before I left home to find out that they had the book, and it was checked in. I went to the library with my daughter yesterday. And after she played in the children's section, got some books, etc. I wanted to go find the book I wanted. I found out it was in what they call the "Hunt Room." I had no idea what that was, but found the room. It was a closed room, that had a sign on it that said "Check with librarian before entering."

I found a librarian and told her I wanted a book that was in the "Hunt Room." She said ok, but those books are for reference only and have to be kept in the library. I said this is a regular book, "Fritz Wetherbee" wrote it about NH. It's just stories about NH. She checked to see if there maybe was more then one copy. She said no. And asked do you still want me to get it? I said no, I wanted to take it home to read it.

The librarian probably thought I was crazy, because I was very upset about it. I was either going to cry and/or reach over and strangle this librarian. (Just kidding, sort of) I don't know why I got so upset about it. But I was really looking forward to getting this book, and think it is absolutely ridiculous, that it can't be checked out. What good is it then? It is basically locked in a room, that no one has access to, and no one is looking at it or allowed to check it out. It's not like an encyclopedia or anything. It's a regular book!

So I may one day buy the book, if I really want it that bad. Or I was considering complaining to the library. Which is probably useless. Or maybe I'll email this Fritz Wetherbee and tell him my story.