Ahoy, mateys! I, Captain Cache, be the newest member of the Poudre River Public Library District’s mascot team. It be an honor, ye know, bein’ just a simple pirate and all, t’ represent the Libraries’ online activities. Let me tell ya how I came to be a Library Mascot…
Once upon a time, in a land far far away… actually, that be a lie. It wasn’t in a faraway land, it was just north of Fort Collins….
I was sailing down the Poudre River when I ran into Annie the Railroad Dog, Percival the Owl and Fisher the Raccoon out for an afternoon stroll. Bein’ a pirate that prides me self on bein’ well read, I recognized these three as the Libraries’ mascots, so I introduced me self. There we was, talkin’ bout best sellers, old classics, and how the world of libraries, as with most things, has changed so much with the explosion of the Internet.
“People enjoy having us as mascots for the physical libraries,” Annie barked. “It’s too bad we don’t have a face to represent everything the libraries do in cyberspace.”
Me interest was piqued.
So I says, “Aye, I be takin’ a hiatus from sailin’ the high seas and need a change. I could be the virtual mascot, what say you?”
The group thought the idea was brilliant and took it to the library folks. Obviously they approved the idea or else I would not be writin’ to introduce me self.
Me parrot, Bookmark Bill, and I love it here. Bein’ folk who like huntin’ for treasure, we love exploring the Poudre River Public Library District’s Answer Cache for knowledge-like treasure (plus we share a name)! In case ye didn’t know, the Answer Cache be the online research links that provides free access to online databases and more. Got yer self a question? The Answer Cache has got an answer. Need to write yer self a research paper? The Answer Cache has got academic journals. Lookin’ for the latest edition of Field & Stream? Ye can download that too!
I reckon me ship, the Reading Rodger, will be anchored for a while as I fulfill the duty as the Poudre River Public Library District’s virtual mascot! Be lookin’ for future posts on social media or right here on this blog about me Answer Cache findings.
Check out Tom Smith’s great pirate day song! It’ll bring a smile to yer face!