The Romance of Libraries

The Romance of Libraries

Paperback - 2006
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In the halls of knowledge, amidst the towering stacks of books, more than just facts and fiction await. The Romance of Libraries is a collection of true accounts of emotional attachments formed in and with libraries and the library field. Madeleine J. Lefebvre has gathered personal narratives from around the world from people who work in or use libraries. From the very young to those in their nineties, these people share their tales of love. While most accounts are about romances that developed in a library setting, some are about romances with libraries themselves. Loosely arranged by context, the stories--happy, sad, or bittersweet--share an over-arching theme of the transformative and emotive power of libraries in our lives. Lefebvre's underlying message is that the physical library can play a role in our affections that the virtual library never can.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780810853522
0810853523
Branch Call Number: 027
Characteristics: x, 208 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lefebvre, Madeleine 1951-

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KCLSRecommends Apr 15, 2014

Happy National Library Week! And for lovers of libraries, here’s a whole book covering the mutual attraction! Begun as a website (now seemingly dormant) the many true stories gathered online were easily converted into this compact volume.
And author Lefebvre has organized these tales into a wide range of categories, with chapters covering little vignettes by real people (though often using pseudonyms).
You can read about love blooming:
* at the reference desk
* in library school
* at library conferences
* in public libraries (of course!)
and even on bookmobiles as well as something called "Interlibrary Romance"!

hgeng63 May 31, 2012

Waste of paper.

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