Posts Tagged ‘Security Nightmares’

Bathrobes, Bathrooms and Boys…Oh, my.

Once again, our Story of the Week is just another reminder as to the importance of security guards in public libraries. But even with the best security guards, the occasional kook gets by. Enjoy this story, and be sure to submit your own stories! The Merry Librarian is always on the lookout for the strange, outrageous, hilarious, heartbreaking, foul and zany true stories from your library!

“I am the archives assistant for the Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University-San Marcos and one day I spotted a young man walking down the hallway on the 7th floor with a green plaid bathrobe on.  it was finals and we see a lot of students in pjs so I didn’t pay too much mind to it at the time.  Not long afterwards, I went to the ladies.  I had entered the stall when I heard someone enter the restroom.  As soon as I sat down, a pair of very hairy legs with a green plaid bathrobe was in the stall next to me.  I finished as quickly as possible and called security.”

“Claire” from Texas State University-San Marcos

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Security Nightmares: Library Lock In

Usually the library strives to be as welcoming as possible to children. As this Story of the Week demonstrates, however, sometimes we do our job a little too well…

A six-year-old girl triggered the motion sensors at her library after she woke up from her nap, which she had been taking  in the children’s Reading Castle. She had come to the library with her teenage brother, who had forgotten about her and left her behind. The staff had checked the Castle at closing, but failed to look underneath the beanbag chairs. The child woke up to find herself alone in a dark and scary library later that night. (Rumor has it she prefers visiting  the dentist over trips to the library nowadays.)

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Security Nightmares: A Tribute to His Dead Wife

Submitted by a public library security guard, this Story of the Week is short–but not so sweet.

A middle aged man was suspended from his local library district when he was caught accessing internet pornography…using his recently deceased wife’s card number.

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