Patron: Ummm, I'm looking for a book.Another nugget from the Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine:
Librarian: Okay, well, do you know what it's called?
Librarian: Do you know who wrote it?
Librarian: Are you just hoping that we have some sort of book?
Librarian: You know you're in a f***in' library, right?- Austin Public Library
- Austin, Texas
"Books account for 23% of the items in the Library of Congress. The rest of the library's collection of 134 million items consist of recordings, photos, maps, music, and manuscripts. But despite making up only about a fourth of the holdings, books still play a big role in the world's largest library. The Washington D.C., institution houses 32 million of them, stored on about 530 miles of bookshelves. And that number will only increase as the library adds about 10,000 items a day. Our favorite find? Old King Cole, a book so small - about 1 millimeter square - that you have to turn the pages with a needle. Talk about light reading."