We went to the library tonight to get Anne Frank. We picked up about six other books on the topic, but not Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.
Our library does not have Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.
I cannot believe this! I lectured the poor librarian. I said every library in America should have this book on their shelves. This is unbelievable.
She was very polite and offered to submit an ILL request. I took her up on her offer.
Our main librarian just gave notice and will be leaving the end of the month. He came on board about four years ago. First thing he did was pull about a quarter of the books from the shelves and sell them. I stocked up big time at that sale. The library shelves are bare. Then he pulled many shelves out, including the music shelves and replaced them with cheap fiber-board crap. He then put in several couches. All over the library.
He was really into aesthetics and creating a social scene. He put in a fake fireplace, too.
Bob and I jumped for joy when we heard he put in notice. I hope we get a librarian that actually likes BOOKS.
Oh, did I mention how supportive he is of homeschoolers? Every spring he has a homeschool day where he drives up to the capital and takes the homeschoolers to meet our lawmakers. The only problem is he only tells one family. The same family has gone in the library van up there with him every year. No one but that family. The mom recently told me about this and wondered why more homeschoolers didn't go. Uh, well, maybe if he would actually tell the homeschoolers about it, more would participate.
Bottom line: It is unbelievable that my library does not have Anne Frank's diary. Good grief!