Free for All
Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public LibraryBook - 2007
"I have worked in a library for more than 10 years. At 2 p.m., the library is a place of intellectual curiosity, civilized calm and innate civility.... [But at 3:15 p.m.] the teenagers and preteenagers are like a storm surge.... The library is packed, every seat is taken, the noise level ramps up and even the homeless lose their nerve and bolt for the door. The four library employees don't have a chance. It's like trying to take four conscientious adults and put them in charge of crowd control for the French Revolution. While one employee is calming down a small group of radicals by the science project books, another group is erecting a guillotine in juvenile biographies." Book jacket.
Publisher: New York, N.Y : Virgin Books : Distributed by Holtzbrinck, c2007
Characteristics: xv, 223 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Free for all