Have you noticed East Library's unofficial mascot? Before the move to Temporary East Library, our mascot lived a quiet life in the staff workroom. Now she is prominently displayed for all to see! This of course leads to one of our most frequently received questions, "is that really a Librarian Action figure?" Why yes, yes it is!
Behold the Deluxe Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure! Mint-ish in her box, Nancy comes complete with fun accessories like a Reference Desk, a book truck, and an awesomely outdated desktop PC. According to her bio, Nancy's weapon of choice is the Dewey Decimal System and her mission is to promote and celebrate the written word.
Not only is Nancy an action figure, she is also a real working librarian! In fact, you may have already listened to her book recommendation segments on the radio or read one of her many books. She is famous for her "Rule of Fifty." If you don't love that book after fifty pages, move on! Life is too short to read things you don't like.
Of course, the second question we get about Nancy is "where can I buy one?!" Unfortunately as far as we know, she is no longer being produced. If you do find one on the second-hand market, please bring your Nancy in to say hello!
Learn more about Nancy Pearl on her website.