November 27th, 2008

Pff. *Friends* of the Library?

On its quite good and just-frequently-updated-enough Twitter feed, the Vancouver Public Library asked its followers to become a friend of the VPL. Nevermind that it's pointing to their Facebook page where one becomes a "fan", not a "friend", the Twitter writer is a librarian and knows that there are local organizations dedicated to helping fun library events and collections, and it reminded me of Homer's dismissive attitude to book repositories:

Marge: Oooh, Friends of the Library is holding a historic manuscript viewing!
Homer: Pff. *Friends* of the library?