Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Brutus Looks for More Books to Read

Brutus is using Bookletters to find more books to read. Margaret is too busy with a desk schedule and helping people in the library this afternoon for him to pick her brain right now, but he has discovered in the Good Reads section of the library's website a past "If You Like . . . Lilian Braun" newsletter. He is not interested in any of the cat mysteries, but thinks that he may try one of Laurien Bernson' s poodle mysteries or Carol Lea Benjamin's books featuring dogs next. He is going to sign up to receive via e-mail some of the newsletters each time they are published.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hands Around the Library of Michigan

Dog gone it! Brutus can't believe the news that the Library of Michigan may close. He found out that Steve and Margaret had taken the morning off to attend the Hands Around the Library rally in Lansing; he would have gone, too, if dogs had been invited! With less than a year at SDL, he has all ready learned about the great things the Library of Michigan does for many people--lots of books for genealogists, MeL databases, and MeLCat to name just a few. What will he do if there are no more blue bags to climb in and out of or a way to get more dog stories from other libraries? He was glad to hear that over 500 people attended the rally, and Margaret even let him hold on to part of her piece of green ribbon to show his support. He is hoping to help some of the staff write letters to their legislators, after all even dogs know how important libraries are even if they can't vote. He also heard that the librarians will be holding another rally on September 10th, and is hoping that even more people can attend that one.