Chapter 401 That’s Entertainment, Or, Celebrity Excuses for Overdue Library Books

Back in February, I posted about the pilot of the airplane that safely crash-landed in the Hudson River, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, having a good excuse for not returning on time the library books he’d had with him on the airplane. Turns out I’m not the only one who thinks so. The San Francisco Public Library tapped “Sully” and several other minor celebrities to do some public service announcements about the Library’s Fine Amnesty Week — May 3-16, 2009. During this week, library patrons can return overdue books without the penalty of a fine.

Click here to see Sullenberger’s PSA, in which he explains how the books that landed in the Hudson are now being freeze-dried and restored. Among several other PSA’s on the site, the one by comedian and “sometime reader” Josh Kornbluth is also worth watching.

And for those of you who are San Francisco locals, get over to the San Francisco Public Library and return those overdue books.

What’s your excuse?

See you in the stacks!


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4 responses to “Chapter 401 That’s Entertainment, Or, Celebrity Excuses for Overdue Library Books

  1. Jill

    Thanks for the link, Chris – the videos were all great – lots of fun to watch! I hate to admit this, but I haven’t checked a book out from a library in years – I buy too many and then wonder where I’m going to put them!

  2. I don’t really check books out either I read them in the library or buy them from an online library. I’ve always been awful about returning books timely.

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  4. I use the library and buy books. I use the library for books I need for research and also for books I want to glance through but probably not buy. That said, as you can probably guess, I buy a lot of books, both print and e-versions, as well.

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