Excellent quote from a patron, relayed by a fellow Librarian:
"Librarians are like Bartenders for people who don't drink!"
It's so true, and is one of the (many) fantastic aspects of working in a library. Libraries are not only houses of endless, free, accessible information, but are also community centers where patrons may feel at ease to discuss their every whim, issue, dream, and desire with the lovely librarians behind the desk. It builds connections and friendships, and strengthens the whole community.