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Image credit: Illustration from The Evening Ledger, Philadelphia, 1916 Image credit: Illustration from The Evening Ledger, Philadelphia, 1916

I feel pretty competent when it comes to finding information and locating books that I’m interested in (As a librarian, you’d hope this would be the case, right?!). I love talking with my colleagues in other departments, but rarely ask for help finding things. The other day though, I had an experience that reminded me of how helpful it can be to just ask for assistance, even when you’re pretty sure you can find something on your own.

I was browsing in the Children’s Department for books to take home to my kids. My 2-year old is still pretty easy (books by Rosemary Wells are a safe bet!), but my 4-year old is suddenly very interested in superheroes, particularly Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. However, I usually find that books about those characters are slightly too old for him, or…

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