Monthly Archives: April 2014

This is why libraries have book sales!

It occurs to me at every library book sale that book sales aren’t really about the books. It’s one of the rare moments in time when book people get together. Sometimes we browse in silence and other times we discuss our books, our lives, and the strange ways that our lives intersect. As I browsed through boxes of library discards and donated items, I complimented a woman her unique ringtone. She just smiled, then she seemed to recognize me, she asked me about being the North Dakota Library Association’s Archivist and what my plans were since resigning my position. She later mentioned that she went to school in the building that is now my library. She said the building has changed so much that she barely recognized it except from the outside. She wanted to see some old high school yearbooks, I pointed her in the direction of the Historical Center and told her Jackie could help her locate the yearbooks.

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