A Yule Blog

by Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on December 17, 2014 in Libraries

North Pole Public Library 12 Reindeer Lane, North Pole 99705. Hello to all our colleagues in Fingal Libraries! We hope our annual greeting finds you all well and happy in rainy Ireland. We’ve had a huge amount of snowfall in the past few days but it’s still all-go here as the Magic Night approaches. We […]

North Pole Public Library

12 Reindeer Lane,

North Pole 99705.

Hello to all our colleagues in Fingal Libraries!

We hope our annual greeting finds you all well and happy in rainy Ireland. We’ve had a huge amount of snowfall in the past few days but it’s still all-go here as the Magic Night approaches. We can see Santa’s Workshop from our canteen window, and they’re working around the clock. Elves work twelve-hour shifts now, and the reindeer seem to be training hard for the upcoming event.

As a result, library usage by North-Polers has fallen dramatically in the past few weeks. Our statistics are down, but that’s to be expected at the time of the season. Forgive the shop-talk, but the run up to Christmas is always fun in this branch. Every year Mrs Claus on-line reserves The Rough Guide to Turkey; every year she’s dismayed to find it has no useful recipes. She’s such a lovely lady. We offered her cookbooks by Merry Lingon-Berry and the Fairy Bikers and she was delighted. Himself always needs the latest World Atlas, as well as an Indigestion for Dummies guide (something to do with industrial quantities of mince pies in the workplace).

We’ve also noticed that as the Workshop Elves get more stressed (from early November onwards) we just can’t keep self-elf books on the shelf. The fawns adore anything by Terry Deary and the Baby Buck Club insists on Tinsel and Gretel every single time! As for the reindeer, Cupid and Vixen are very predictable in their literary taste. They absolutely couldn’t get enough of the Fifty Shades of Hay trilogy and are currently reading The Three Musky Deers. Prancer and Dancer will take anything to do with Michael Flatley. Rudolph prefers DVDs to books (bit of a prima donna sometimes. Always complains when he sees The Deer Hunter on our shelves!). He’s practically worn out our copies of Gnome Alone and Sprout of Africa. Curiously, he’s also a big fan of any films with Yule Brynner. Blitzen would definitely be considered the intellectual of the herd. So long as there’s a Gnome Champ-ski book on our shelves, he’s happy.

Forgive the slightly indiscreet email but we had our Christmas Party at the Glittery Penguin last night and the gleuhwein was rather strong! The finger food left a bit to be desired, but then I’ve never liked that much mixed seal in my mince pies. It only remains to wish you all Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta!

By Lametta Snoozyfluff, Librarian