Let Me Librarian That.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I've always been a fan of accidental poetry — from Times-based haiku to verse conjured by Google autocomplete — and so I love these shots from the New York Public Library's Instagram, which show the often oddly poetic questions asked of librarians over time. Follow along on the NYPL feed, here, and look for the hashtag #letmelibrarianthatforyou. The first one below says it all.


See also: non-accidental poetry in seashells and the spines of books.

7 comments:

Brianna Soloski said...

This has been making the rounds for sure. I first read about it on NPR - they found questions from roughly a 40 year time span, from the 1940s to the 1980s. There was one from 1966 about whether the NYPL had computers for patrons to use and the answer was an emphatic no.

Edi said...

So funny! Thanks for sharing!

Shoko said...

Brianna, how cool! Looking forward to following along.

burntfeather said...

Love it :) I hope the librarians got a smile out of the questions too!

little t said...

I could read these for HOURS!

Anonymous said...

loved these so much.

Shoko said...

Thelma, I did :)

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