Staff Review: "Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library "
Ever wonder what it's like to work in a big city branch library? Well look no further than this short memoir by Don Borchert. He writes about all of his up and down experiences of being Branch Assistant in a California Library. He started out taking small time jobs before landing his job in the Branch. Here he learns that libraries are where anybody and everybody comes to hang out, talk, network, or even to cause trouble. He experiences everything from the noisy school kids to angry/disgruntled patrons, from when to give-in on things and when to stand ground, and even a few run-ins with the cops. If you are looking for a good laugh, a short memoir, or insight into the workings of a library give this book a try!