"The other option was to go to the public library. Few people came back from a visit to the library. There was one girl a few years ago that survived the Summer Reading Program at the Night Vale Public Library. The girl, Tamika Flynn, defeated the librarian that imprisoned her and her classmates using the switchblade hidden in every hardback edition of Eudora Welty's touching homecoming novel 'The Optimist's Daughter'. But few who have seen a librarian close up have survived or been in a physical condition to communicate."