Librarian Rhapsody (video)

The staff of the Shoalhaven Libraries, New South Wales, Australia, created and produced an amusing video that’s based on the 1975 hit song by the Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The librarians interpret the original song to promote library services – with a stunning effect. And the text of the “Librarian Rhapsody” is simply brilliant:

Is this non-fiction?

Is this just fantasy?
Work in the Library
We escape from reality
Open your eyes
Pick up a book and read…

I’m volunteering, there’s many more like me

We treat them well, don’t let them go
Train our staff- watch them grow
Tell me where the cool kids go
Must be to the library to read
To read

Well, it’s been a year

With so many things we’ve done
Hard to narrow down to one
Achievements, yeah that’s what we’ve done
So now we’re gonna sing and let you know
Children, (babies too)
Read them stories all the time
And now their reading stories to canines
Paws n Tales, Paws n Tales, because literacy matters.

I see a suite of new databases
Storybox, Aussie Driver and Computer School
Ancient, medieval and modern history
eBook titles, (eBook titles)
eBook titles, (eBook titles)
Overdrive and Zinio-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
I culled the reference so it’s nice and tidy
New shelves and carpet so it’s nice and shiny
SMS increased functionality

Twenty two authors- many you will know
Kurt Fearnley! Yeah he put on a show (on a show)
Bruce Whatley! No we didn’t want him to go (him to go)
Lisa Heidke! Oh, now we’re really on a roll (on a roll)
On a roll
On a roll
We upgrade to Libero-o-o-o-o-o!
No-no-no-no-no!
Pop-up Library, Pop-up Library, Pop-up Library pack and go
Our outreach crew is coming to a place
Near you
Near you
Near me? (yes!)

So you think you can print in the blink of an eye?
So you think you can scan and email that guy?
Oh baby! Yes you can with this baby [MFD/LDS]
Just wanna connect? We have free Wi-Fi in here

Libraries really matter
In the community
Libraries really matter
Libraries really matter
To me-e-e-e-e

Via Neatorama.

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