Continuously, libraries have been pushed to evolve for relevancy’s sake. Although access to information continues to be a primary function of the library, we now fill and try to fill a whole host of other needs. From making things like prom dresses and cake pans available to checkout to designing and holding language classes and beyond, libraries—and public libraries in particular—have done everything to prove their worth. These actions come from a place of broadening definition of “information” and a genuine and charitable desire to satisfy actual needs in a community that go unsatisfied by organizations better suited to address them. This frequently leads to a culture as well as individual interactions that spark what’s known as empathy or compassion fatigue in libraries. After so many charged interactions, even the best of us can get overwhelmed with the volume and degree of compassion required to serve our communities. While it’s easy to imagine therapists running into the issue of compassion fatigue, it might not be so obvious that library workers, too, deal with it regularly.