The Library Rap
Little rap song we made for the Gale Librareo Contest our sophomore year (we didn't win).
The crew takes you on a tour of their school's kickass library.
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Added: 3 years ago
[scene opens with two teenagers dancing on the sidewalk]
STUDENT 1: Stuck here at school, and I'm thinkin' "What to do?"
[another teenager walks into the scene]
STUDENT 3: Yo, what's up, bud?
STUDENT 2: How's it goin', foo'?
STUDENT 3: We're looking for a place to be quiet and alone, where we can do all our schoolwork before we get home!
STUDENT 1: I know the place, there's no need to cry ... It's the L to the I to the B-R-A-R-Y!
[they start walking towards the library door]
STUDENT 1: We'll go into the office and we'll make a sharp right! I'm telling you man, this place is hecka tight!
STUDENT 3: Hold up guys, I fear rejection!
STUDENT 1: This place is number one for nerd and geek protection!
[they walk into the school library]
STUDENT 1: You thought it wasn't much, but look at all we got!
STUDENT 2: Yo man, you're right! It's more than I thought!
[a young female librarian carrying a laptop walks up behind them]
STUDENT 3: This is Misses Smith, our awesome librarian ... She's smart, nice, funny, and a fair disciplinarian!
LIBRARIAN: Hey guys ... I see you're in the 'brary!
LIBRARIAN: Don't you know? It's short for library!
STUDENTS: Oh ...
[they put their heads down and clear their throats (as if embarrassed), when Misses Smith walks them over to the bookshelves]
LIBRARIAN: Anybody can get in if they're quiet and don't got food. This is the chillest crib for silence, peace and solitude! So keep your voices down, boys ...
[she points at one of them]
LIBRARIAN: Hey, is that gum?
STUDENT 1: Wow, guess it is! No idea where that's from ...
[he takes the gum out and puts it on one of the shelves]
STUDENT 3: Whoa, man! Look at all of these books ...
STUDENT 2: It's crazy ... Let me take a second look.
[Misses Smith takes two books off the shelf]
LIBRARIAN: "Life of Pi," "Lord of the Rings" ...
[one of the students takes two books off the shelf]
STUDENT 1: "Catcher in the Rye," "Why the Caged Bird Sings!"
[another student takes one book off the shelf]
STUDENT 3: We read everything! Classics like Jane Eyre!
[the first student takes another book off the shelf]
STUDENT 1: There's more stuff too, like ... the bio of Cher?
[they all look at the book in confusion, but one student coyly takes it out of his hands]
STUDENT 2: Uh, dude, well y'see, that's mine ...
STUDENT 3: Daschel, you like Cher?
STUDENT 2: Let's go online!
[he quickly heads for the computers to change the subject]
STUDENT 2: If you don't like books, it's cool, the 'brary's wired! Hot websites of which you'll never get tired!
LIBRARIAN: You're getting your learn on while surfing the net, just log on for all the fun you can get!
STUDENT 3: Think there's nowhere to go? On the contrary ... The freshest place to be is in the library!
I chose this video because it shows a creative, fun side of a high school library where students are engaged. It reminds me that the library (and librarian) need to have a sense of humor.
I found this video via youtube.
Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Library
1011 Chestnut Street,
Alameda, CA 94501
jdlugosh [at] sjnd.org
A group of high school students rap about the library as an afterschool hangout.