Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sinking Some Money Into Renovations
Library renovations are underway at the Circulation Desk. Gone with the kitchen sink are the lower cabinets, but we now have a nifty corner sink.
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Cute Corner Sink
These structural changes were needed to accommodate the new self-sorting book and media drop box monster machine that we will be installing soon. It looks like this:
Candy Sorting Scene from the
Classic TV Comedy Series, I Love Lucy (1951-1957)
Just kidding! Actually, it will efficiently and mechanically sort returned items and automatically check them in. Machines are better than people, so says this dude.
Again, just kidding! Machines are useful tools to help humans work more efficiently. That's what our new book and media sorting device will do for our staff. Now they'll be able to roam the stacks helping patrons. Well, some of them will be looking for food. (Hey! My joke is walking here!)
I'd show you a photo of what the new sorting machine looks like, but I don't actually know moiself. I'll have my minions snap a photo once it arrives. You'll see it here first! Unless you see it somewhere else.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. As my musical closer, I was thinking about sinks channeling water. That's what rivers and waterways do. These often empty into lakes or oceans. That's the setup for "Nightswimming," by R.E.M., from the album Automatic For the People (1992). What a beautiful song.
P.P.S. Keeping to our water theme, I'll add "Find the River," also by R.E.M., which is the last track on the CD Automatic For the People (1992) and was the sixth (and final) single from the album. This is the Lady With the Red Hair's favorite R.E.M. album.