Roughly every other summer, the library closes for cleaning. See, back in our pre-air conditioned days, the librarians used to open the windows when the weather turned sultry. Whether or not this provided the Membership with a cooling breeze is unknown, but what is certain is that it let in a great quantity of coal dust, much of which lingers to this day. And of course, the busts must be taken down and inspected (see above) to make sure their candy coating isn’t chiping off, exposing the delicious milk chocolate within.
Also, contrary to popular belief, yr. dedicated librarians do all of the cleaning ourselves. We will not spend the next week relaxing somewhere warm. We will be here, covered in coal dust and stinking of Murphy’s Oil Soap.
Anyway, things are bound to be slow around the old Stacked Web Log for the next week or so. If we find anything interesting- and we probably will- you’ll see it here first. Otherwise, we will resume our regular daily blogging schedule on August 18th.
-Norm De Plume