Free For All


Author: Don Borchert
Title: Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library
Genre: Biography
Publication Date: 2007
Page Numbers: 210
Geographic Setting: Suburban Los Angeles
Time Period: Modern, Early 21st century
Series: N/A
A lot more happens in the library than just reading. Join Don Borchert as he reminisces of his days as an assistant librarian in suburban Los Angeles. He tells stories featuring bored students, rowdy teenagers, and drug dealers that are so outrageous you will double check to make sure you are not reading a fiction novel. But, there are also stories of those who the library has touched in a way that changed them forever.

Subject Headings: Public Libraries–California–Biography; Public Libraries–California; Public libraries–California–Anecdotes; Library users–California–Anecdotes

Appeal: quirky, heart warming, humorous, biography, libraries, librarians, community, literacy, anecdotes, books, reading, depictions of the library setting, likable characters, quirky characters

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