If I were listing literary things to be thankful for, librarians would be at the top. They provide serene places to read, book recommendations and unfailingly helpful advice whenever I ask a dopey question.
Plus, their business-like demeanor hides a playful side, as you can see from the winner of the 2009 “Pimp My Bookcart” contest. Harlem High School turned its advanced welding class loose on a ’70s-era ice cream cart, which includes pedals, steering, handbrake, umbrella, and even a working bell. Other features: a flower cup, peace signs and spokes laced with playing cards.
For more laughing librarians, check out this YouTube video of the winner of the American Library Association’s book cart drill team competition. Really.