Joyce Carol Oates
p. 218, “A Widow’s Story: A Memoir”
The Turtle Princess from Adventure Time. Besides being a princess, she is also the librarian in the Land of Ooo.
We’re devious that way!
Meet the librarian—and the six books Suzy stole from the library in ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’
Tell Me Some More… (by hazelcatkins)
“Little Andrew tells Tim of a place where he can carry an elephant, tickle a seal and lift a whole river. With each successive feat, wide-eyed Tim exclaims ‘Tell me some more’, and Andrew does. Then to prove these marvelous tales, Andrew takes his friend to the place where it all happens and so introduces him to the magic of the library.”
—from the Kirkus review of Tell Me Some More… by Crosby Newell Bonsall (1961)
Hath not a librarian eyes?
Hath not a librarian hands?
We’ll lead you to the right book
Whether you’re a woman or a man.
If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
Do we not help in times of need?
Our knowledge of books is unsurpassed
If you prick us do we not read?
I’m a librarian!
Sing like a clarion!
We’re here and there-ian
With the strength of a bear-ian!
This is our prayer-ian
Our books we share-ian
There’s no comparian!
Oh great Librarian!
— Kirby Heyborne’s “Ode to Librarians” from the 2012 Odyssey Award presentation