I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan *Stephanie’s Review*


I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan happened to be on my wish list and I found it on Amazon Prime Reading to read for free. I was ecstatic! Let me tell you now I would have been pissed had I paid $11 to read it. It definitely works as funny posts on Tumblr but as a compilation in a book? It didn’t do it for me.

I’ve worked at our local public library. Twice actually. Once as a senior in high school and again just before starting Once Upon a Chapter. I was expecting funny stories of quirky patrons and some of the funnier parts of what it is like to work at a public library. What I got were stories that could have (for the most part) taken place anywhere. The majority of the stories were people who didn’t know how to use technology properly, rude people, and those among us who are blissfully oblivious.

The only thing that saved this from being a 1 castle/star rating was the last chapter which are softer stories about the good libraries do. Ask a librarian and they can tell you all the things that libraries do for a community that you probably wouldn’t think of yourself. There were a few of those stories here. That and the fact that I didn’t pay money to read this.

I was pretty disappointed with I Work at a Public Library. I think it is partially my fault. As a book lover libraries hold a certain mystical quality for me and I think I was expecting more than work-a-day stories.

4 responses to “I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. Bummer that it disappointed you. I think i would expect a mix of unique stories and everyday happenings.


    1. It was a bummer. It would totally work as the Tumblr it started out to be. For me it just kind of flopped as a book.


  2. Oh my. I am sorry this one did not work for you.


    1. Me too! But I have about a kajillion books in Mt. Read Me so it’s on to the next one! 😀


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