"Children’s librarians are ambitious bakers: 'You like the jelly doughnut?
I’ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, too.
My cruller is gonna blow your mind, kid." ~ John Green
We recently had NYPL librarians Gwen and Frank on for episode 138, and you might remember that even though they worked within the same library system, their jobs were WILDLY different. Today we’re exploring a smaller-town librarian experience through the eyes of Sarah Peden, a children’s librarian from Humboldt, Tennessee.
Sarah is full of stories about the long road to librarianship, strange patron requests, small town scandals that echo for decades, and so much more delicious library gossip. And if you’ve ever wondered who wins in battle Wikipedia vs the Librarian… she’s weighing in with her opinions.
Books mentioned in this episode:
Some links are affiliate links. More details here.
If you'd like to support your local indie, check out Indiebound.com. And by all means, go grab one of these from your local library!
• Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Mongomery (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Penderwicks series, by Jeanne Birdsall (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Real Friends, by Shannon Hale (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Magic Tree House, by Mary Pope Osborne (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Hank the Cowdog series, by John R. Erickson (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Warriors series, by Erin Hunter (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
Thank you to today's sponsors:
Ritual multivitamins are vegan, sugar-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, allergen-free and made without synthetic fillers and colorants. So you get 9 essential vitamins and minerals that women lack most—and that’s all that’s in there. Go to Ritual.com/READNEXT to discover for yourself.
Not only has Bombas put thought and care into designing their socks, but they are also putting thought and care into how they build their business. For every sock purchase they donate a pair of socks to a homeless shelter. To date, they‘ve donated over 7 million socks to shelters in all 50 states! You can save 20% by visiting bombas.com/READNEXT and entering the offer READNEXT in the checkout code space.
FLEX is a life-changing new product that completely replaces tampons, pads, and menstrual cups—and gives you the most comfortable period of your life. FLEX can be worn for 12 hours, is easy to change on the go, and allows you to live like you’re not on your period. Have the most comfortable period of your life - go to IHateTampons.com now and use promo code READNEXT to get an additional 30% off your first purchase!
Was there a memorable librarian in your childhood? Sarah and I would LOVE to hear about them in the comments!