Mad Librarian by Michael Guillebeau


Half of all profits go to the Awesome Foundation for Library Innovation.

“This book is truly every librarian’s dream come true. After fighting budget battles over and over again, librarian Serenity has lost her library funding. What’s a librarian gonna do? How about ripping off the city that’s ripping off its citizens? Serenity begins helping herself to the funds that local politicians have been setting aside for their own personal “rainy day “. With the money she amasses she can build a library to thrill readers everywhere. Problem is, those politicians aren’t too thrilled to see their money disappearing and they plan to do anything to get it back. Why in the world are libraries always under threat? A funny, moving story of our most precious institutions under threat.” –Cayocosta72 Reviews


Serenity is determined to keep her library afloat. She goes about this is in unconventional ways. With vodka in her cup and the help of the library’s mascot….a rat…yes a rat, she proceeds to do a lot more than she ever dreamed possible.

Quirky and with wonderful play on words, the author takes the reader on a trip through small town politics with many southern treasures. I enjoyed the setting and all the odd characters. I live in a small southern town and I think half the characters in this book live down the road from me. I could relate to all the politics and the great lengths Serenity must go through to get the library of her dreams.

The story does bog down in the middle. But because of the funny phrases, quips and adorable characters, it is an enjoyable read to the end!

I received this novel from the author for a honest review.

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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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