by mrsweasley@evpl on Friday, August 14 2009, 11:38am. Viewed 930 times.

Libraries and librarians are known as promoters of intellectual freedom, but I was shocked to find this dangerous and subversive propaganda among my new books.  Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians purports to be an account of the exploits of dubious superhero "Lunch Lady" as she defeats the evil League of Librarians.

The League of Librarians plans world domination (OK, that part makes sense.) by destroying all video games. They harness the power of books but are ultimately overpowered by Lunch Lady's Sonic Boom Juice Boxes.

Fear not, children. Many librarians have embraced or at least formed an uneasy peace with video games. Some actually host video game play in their own libraries!

I don't know who this Lunch Lady person is, but I am one librarian who would stake the power of books against anything the Lunch Lady can dish out!

For a more sympathetic portrayal of librarians (and there aren't many!), try Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian, The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians, or Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf.


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gawell@evpl wrote
on Friday, August 14 2009, 3:53pm

Many have wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, it’s no match for LUNCH LADY

Amy Poehler to Be a Super 'Lunch Lady'

Did you know that the first children’s picture books featured illustrations produced from wood engravings? Technology made way for lithographs and drum rollers and eventually computers which aren’t just part of the printing process — they figure prominently in the creative process

on Tuesday, August 18 2009, 4:55pm

I decided to be a rebel and read this book, as well as Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute and so far I like Lunch Lady, although it's a shame she doesn't know some nicer librarians.