Sitting in the Reading Room All Day


Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

(sung to the tune of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”)


[Click the YouTube link to listen while you sing along.]

People shhhhhh, are you listening?
In the stacks, laptops glistening
The reading light’s bright
The library’s right
For sitting in the reading room all day.

Gone away are the book stacks
Here to stay, the only town’s fax.
We share all our books
Without judgy looks.
Sitting in the reading room all day.

In the lobby we could build a book tree.
Readers Guide is green and they stack well.
I’ll say ‘Do we have ’em?’
You’ll say, ‘Yeah man.’
And you can Instagram
Our sweet Noel.

Censor jerks will conspire
And throw books on their fire.
We’ll buy them again
To spite haters when
We’re sitting in the reading room all day.

Downloads flow, wifi’s slowin’.
Kindle books are a-glowin’.
A beautiful sight
In print or by byte.
Sitting in the reading room all day.

For the story we will get a drag queen
and teach the world that everyone’s okay.
We’ll put up with protests til it’s routine
‘Cause children know that kindness is the way.

When we read, ain’t it thrilling?
Learning stuff is fulfilling.
We’ll spend every day, the library way.
Sitting in the reading room all day.
Sitting in the reading room all day.
Sitting in the reading room all day.



For previous Hectic Pace Christmas parodies, see:

Reader's Guide Christmas Tree


It’s the Best Library Time of the Year (2018)
Maybe It’s Books We Need
(2017)
No Not Google Search Box, Just You (2016)
I’m Dreaming of a Real Print Book (2012)
Away at the Ref Desk (2011)
My Server Got Run Over by a Cloud App (2010)
Jingle Books (2009)
Dewey the Decimal Maker (2008)
Twas the Night Before Migration (2007)
The Grump Who Stole Libraries (2006)

Last Updated on: December 20th, 2019 at 4:31 pm, by Andrew K. Pace


Written by Andrew K. Pace


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