This week, our unusual librarian is NOT fictional! That doesn’t happen often. Thank you Katy for sending this my way, BTW. Say hello to Andy Burkhardt, who helped bring dogs into his library to help kids during finals! Petting animals has been proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure, so this was a public service to students everywhere! Many students started posting on Twitter and Facebook about the joys of puppies being in the library. Soon, the small room they had for petting had to be moved to a much larger room to accommodate all the students!
You can read his article here for all the details. I salute you, Andy! Way to help the patrons! You rock, sir. You rock my socks.
Now let’s all get out there and help those patrons the best we can!
Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian