Monday, November 19, 2007

Number please....from the library world

10 number of minutes a woman had her hand stuck in the Hyannis (Mass.) Public Library’s return slot. The woman’s bracelets got caught while she was returning videos; the fire department was called and coached her on how to free herself. (from: Boston NBC affiliate WHDH-TV Sept 11, 2007)

$171.32 “Late fee” donated by Robert Nuranen to Hancock (Mich.) Public Library for the book Prince of Egypt, which he checked out on June 2, 1960, and returned January 5, 2007. (from: Houghton Daily Mining Gazette, Jan 6, 2007)

34 the number of years that the Canal Fulton (Ohio) Public Library has loaned an equipment collection that includes such items as animal traps, a wallpaper stripper, ventriloquist’s dummy, canopy tent, stud finder, and sewing machine. (from: Akron Beacon Journal, January 2, 2006)

Source: American Libraries Magazine

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