Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bibliotecariophobia: The Fear of Librarians

A book was returned to a library today, bearing a card showing that it was checked-out on February 6, 1980, and was due on Feb 20, 1980. The book was quietly placed in the outside book drop; I'm sure the guilt-ridden offender did not want to meet a librarian face-to-face. I'd hate to see the over-due fines that person is going to have to pay, with interest compounded over 34 years. He may have to declare bankruptcy.

To protect the privacy of the innocent as well as the guilty, patron names have been smudged 
out in the above picture of the actual check-out card, which is now an antique collector's item.

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