Valentines Day is one week away, so naturally, our thoughts turned to love. Love and books (were eager readers around here). So we went wandering through Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, asking any staffers we found how they plan to show their love on Valentines Day. Not surprisingly, we got lots of flowers, dinners and candy in response. But there were a few people who had more adventurous ideas.
Evening Circulation Desk
Flowers and chocolate. If anyone will take it.
Circulation Desk administrator
I buy her [his wife] a box of candy and give her a card. You have to give a card or you get in trouble.
I would cook a very special meal.
Go out to dinner. Do something naughty. Do something unprintable.
Reference Department staff
Flowers. Im into flowers.
I would give them my URL: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~rrorke/Play/throb.html.
Librarian and lecturer in Persian
I dont believe in love only once a year. I like to show my love all year round. I believe in giving flowers too.
Bake a cake. Im taking cake decorating classes.
IT support specialist
Dinner. A small gift is the normal way in Venezuela. Send flowers to work and home.
Library Human Resources coordinator
Telling everybody that I love them.
I would have a very romantic dinner for six two parents and four children.
I suppose I could take someone out to dinner. Come up with a card.
Associate director of libraries
Showing up! Flowers and a card.
Library staff assistant
I dont. I dont believe in Valentines Day. I believe everyday is Valentines Day.
Originally published on February 7, 2002