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Got Questions? We have answers.

Reference services are one of the many ways libraries help the public find good information and live informed lives.  Some questions are a little easier to answer than others, here are just a few that have been shared by librarians far and wide.

"Can you give me a list of companies that freeze-dry pets?"

"What's a million times a billion?"

"I'm driving on I-95, how do I get to that gambling place?"

"I'm a carnival worker and need to find where the carnival went."

"Can you give me some words like beautiful so that I can write a love letter to my girlfriend?"

"Do you have a book that has real photographs of dinosaurs?"

"Do you have any books on helping a pregnant cat in labor?"

"Do you have a book about the life of Jesus Christ before he was born?"

"Do you have any books on tennis balls? No? Then do you have any books on inert gases?"

"Can you tell me what sex my parakeet is?"

"Where can I find a nudist resort in Minnesota?" 

"If Jesus is the cousin of John the Baptist, would that make god John's uncle? Uncle God?"

"How much does the moon weigh?"

"Who wrote the Agatha Christie mysteries?" 

"Do you have a book on teaching pedagogy and also a picture of a Unicorn?"

 “What kind of apple did Eve eat?”

"Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?"

"I need to find out Ibid's first name for my bibliography."

"I'm looking for information on carpal tunnel syndrome. I think I'm having trouble with it in my neck."

"Do you have any books that talk about...that? You know, books know...that?"


If you have a reference question of your own, call the library at 988-4217. 


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