Thursday, July 21, 2016

Call...Ishmael's dad

Small Town Library recently got something cool--a Call Me Ishmael phone. Call Me Ishmael (link) is a cool program where people call a specific phone number and leave a message about a book they love and a story about their lives. What we got is an old-timey phone that plays one of 9 of these messages depending on which button you press. It's set up right near the reference desk.

Today three tween boys came in and stopped to examine the phone. One of they said, "Wow, a payphone!" Then he turned to me and asked, "When did you get this?" I told him that we got it about a week ago and briefly explained what it was. His response? "Dang, I wanted to call my dad."

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