Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ice Cream and Libraries

Library-themed Ice Cream
The New Yorker reports that a Facebook group is advocating for a library-themed Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Libraries are awesome; ice cream is tasty; therefore, a library ice cream would be tasty awesome.

Here are some of the flavour suggestions from both the New Yorker and the Facebook group:

Gooey Decimal System: Dark fudge alphabet letters with caramel swirls in hazelnut ice creamGooey Decimal System: Dark fudge alphabet letters with caramel swirls in hazelnut ice cream

Rocky Read: Vanilla with chocolate-covered nuts, chocolate chunks and raisins

Chick Lit: Fat-free Peach-Mango swirl with pieces of Chicklet chewing gum

Of Ice and M&M: M&Ms, Chocolate powder, Vanilla, Fresh bananas. It’s a good plan, but it never fully works

Loyal Library Patrons
I am a patron in good standing of the Saskatoon Public Library, and I think I read quite a few of their books every year. But I’m not sure I could beat the record of a 91-year old Scottish pensioner who has borrowed nearly 25,000 books from her local library since 1946 (and no late fines).

My thanks to Quill and Quire for these great news items.

3 comments:

Derek K. said...

Ice Cream and Libraries - that sounds GREAT!!!! That Scottish person is HARDCORE - that is an average of 471 books per year...or 1.29 books per day. That is craziness!!!

Stephanie V said...

So, really...how could anyone read 1.29 books in any day? It reminds me of a library summer reading project that I entered when I was about 10. Nobody monitored anyhting but titles: I read a lot of younger kids' books that summer!

Penny said...

If you read the original article, you discover that she is reading large-print books - family sagas, historical - and some Mills and Boone romance. No heavy-duty tomes for sure!