Gina Sheridan

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Gina Sheridan grew up in St. Louis, MO in a benevolently chaotic household full of siblings, animals, and books. She holds a B.A. in English Literature, Society, and Politics from Webster University and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. She has worked as a public librarian in California and Missouri. Her interests include YA fiction, social media, cemeteries, entertaining, urban exploration, and book art. She lives in Old North St. Louis with her husband, Travis, and two cats, Buffalo Plush and Uncle Fez.

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I'm so glad you've asked this question because Donut Guy is my favorite library story. I wish I'd asked him for more information at the time, …more
Hi John!
I'm so glad you've asked this question because Donut Guy is my favorite library story. I wish I'd asked him for more information at the time, because although I've been curious about learning more, I think I only barely looked into this back when I met him in 2008 or so. Your question has inspired me to dig deeper to see what I can find out. My first step will be to request a book called Cultural Exchange in the Cold War by Richmond (2003)--if I find anything, I'll let you know! He was an amazing person.
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Gina Sheridan What an excellent question! I rescued Fez from a tree about 10 years ago, and since he was sort of petite at the time, I'd assumed he was a teen kitty…moreWhat an excellent question! I rescued Fez from a tree about 10 years ago, and since he was sort of petite at the time, I'd assumed he was a teen kitty. He was sort of curmudgeonly--maybe not quite grandpa-like, but uncle-ish. I can't remember why I thought of "Fez" except that it sort of sounds like "Fuzz," another name I call him.

Buffalo is new to our family--he is a very soft gray kitty with a goopy eye. I knew I wanted to name him after another animal and we decided against Pig, Pigeon, Owl and some others. Buffalo stuck--and he's plush because of his fur. We call him Buffy and everyone thinks he's a girl and that I really like that vampire slayer show. :) (less)
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Book Launch Party! July 29th in St. Louis

For those of you in the Midwest, I hope to see you at the I Work at a Public Library book launch party!

I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks
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Details: Open to the public, all ages, FREE. Food, drinks, party favors and a special reading from the book. Signed books will be available for purchase.

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“I will tell everyone I know to come [to the library]. This place saves lives.”
Gina Sheridan, I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks

“I stubbed my toe just as someone dropped a book into the inside drop box. As I yelped and howled in pain, a child on the other side said,

'Mommy, I think we hurt the book!”
Gina Sheridan, I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks

“I refuse to use the computers if Google is on them.'

Librarian: 'Okay.'

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Librarian: '--'

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Librarian: 'Enjoy your day!”
Gina Sheridan, I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks

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message 1: by Judith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM)

Judith I love your bookshelves! I especially like your do-not-read-this-shit category--even if I like some of the books, it made me laugh.


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