Read On! No More Jargon (sort of)

We librarians are very passionate about what we do, but it may come as no great surprise that talking about circulation statistics, reference questions answered, and database uses makes most of our friends and family members’ eyes glaze over. Librarians love to have specific and articulate names for things and we hold fast to our […]

Read On! Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

When I was the Teen Services Librarian in Joplin, one of my favorite ice breakers to do at teen programs was a “name three things” game using items found in the library. The best scenarios were always something like: “The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us. There are zombies outside this building about to breach the […]

Read On! Tough Topics

Life is full of tough topics. At the library, we specialize in finding the resources you need and we are non-judgemental about what those resources are. That said, we also understand that asking a stranger or (sometimes worse) someone you know for help with a very personal topic is uncomfortable. We’re working on several Tough […]

Read On! Cooking

I don’t cook. It’s not that I can’t cook, I just don’t. A busy life, kids who could survive on chicken nuggets and spaghetti, plus a lack of knowledge/experience/confidence serve as my no-cooking trifecta. One of my goals for 2019 is to cook and eat at home more, so I’d like to change that. The […]