Holiday Cheer by Dani Buehler

Happy Holidays Central Montana. For our happenings this week, I would like to share one of my favorite librarian insider jokes for the holidays. This poem, sung to the melody of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, hangs in my office. It was sent to me by another librarian and, although, I would love to take credit for these poinant verses, they were nevertheless created by another more witty individual than I.  This poem’s wonderfully honest portayal of my career makes me chuckle every time I see it. I wanted to share it with you Central Montana as a gift and reminder that we, here at the Library, will honestly and genuinely work to answer your questions as quickly as we can. 😊

Now rest ye good librarians, let nothing you dismay

Remember by informing it the problem goes away

The patron with unanswered questions hasn’t got all day

S-o-o tell them that you’ll help them when you can-not until then

Just tell them that you’ll help them when you can.

They want to know where Beirut is and where to buy French horns

And how to build a pallet bed and who produces corn

And why the bathrooms on this floor the patrons do scorn

S-o-o tell them that you’ll help them when you can-not until then

Just tell them that you’ll help them when you can.

How high can Brahmin cattle jump and where do books renew

The batting profile of the Mets, the formula for glue

And what’s the average land-speed of an adult kangaroo

S-o-o tell them that you’ll help them when you can-not until then

Just tell them that you’ll help them when you can.

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