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The New York Times Profiles a Viral Librarian
In “Mychal Threets Wants Everyone to Experience ‘Library Joy’,” The New York Times’ Orlando Mayorquin interviews librarian Mychal Threets, who has gained attention on social media. Mayorquin writes:
Mr. Threets [shares] videos of what he calls ‘library joy’ on TikTok, Instagram and other platforms, telling stories about the everyday happenings at the Fairfield Civic Center Library in Solano County in Northern California, where he is the supervising librarian.
His videos have collectively garnered millions of views and hundreds of thousands of followers across his social media accounts.
‘Most of the time I’m either just retelling library interactions, library stories,’ Mr. Threets said. ‘And then, apart from that, I just try to give people messages of hope.’
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Editor’s Note: When NewsBreaks joined Threads in late 2023, Threets was the first suggested follow. I decided to follow him, and I haven’t been disappointed!
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