Borrowing More Than Just Books

You can borrow books from a library. You can borrow movies. But, did you know in the Arapahoe (CO) Library District, you can borrow librarians? (One commenter requested a cute blond.)

“We’re their personal search engines,” said Pamela Bagby, librarian.
The Arapahoe Library District recently launched the “Book a Librarian” program. Patrons can schedule one-on-one time with a librarian who can aide in researching virtually any topic from travel to health to homework.

“You kind of have to be almost a counselor or pastor in some ways,” said Bagby, one of the 22 librarians across Arapahoe County trained for the program.

Bagby says librarians can act as information detectives guiding patrons through the miles and miles of books as well as the Internet.

“I think it’s wonderful because very often the library is difficult to navigate,” said Ellen Witkin, library patron. “There’s so much information out now.” Video and story.