Librarians in Literature
The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy 1994. (Picture Book, Children, Adult)
The patrons of the Sunrise Elementary School Library embark on a quest to rid their library of Miss Lotta Scales, the library dragon. With the help of a young reader whom is pure of heart, Miss Lotta Scales finds a balance between preservation and access.
Good Harbor by Anita Diamant 2001. (Adult)
"Kathleen was good at matching children to books. She could find just the right story to match any child's imagination even the wildest boys, who were her pet projects, her special successes. It wasn't as grand a gift as writing, but it was a gift. And in her own private way, Kathleen was proud of it" (12). Diamant's second novel (her first was The Red Tent) is a very good but very sad cancer story. Be warned; this book contains much realistic suffering.
The Librarian who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky 1994. (Picture Book)
The true story of how Eratosthenes, chief librarian at the Alexandria library, calculated the circumference of the earth over 2,000 years ago. Illustrations by Kevin Hawkes.
Littlebat's Halloween Story by Diane Mayr 2001. (Picture Book)
Littlebat loves to listen to stories from his hiding place in the library's attic.
The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli 1997. (Children, Teens)
Despite the frequent appearance of a supernatural librarian and an omnipotent blue plastic library card, the stories in this book are amazingly realistic. Spinelli shares the innermost thoughts of each character in these compelling stories of adolescence.
The Library by Sarah Stewart 1995. (Picture Book)
This book celebrates the stereotypical librarian, the unmarried woman that prefers reading to any other activity. The story is cute and warm. I recommend curling up with your cat while you read this book.
Library Lil by Suzanne Williams 1997. (Picture Book)
Lil, a librarian with superhuman strength, converts an entire town of TV watchers into readers. Her story also involves a handsome biker-guy.
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