1. vikingpenguinbooks:

Big congratulations to Jojo Moyes! ONE PLUS ONE is on track to hit the big screen!

Tumblarians, how well is this title circulating in your libraries?

    vikingpenguinbooks:

    Big congratulations to Jojo Moyes! ONE PLUS ONE is on track to hit the big screen!

    Tumblarians, how well is this title circulating in your libraries?

  2. bobbycaputo:

    Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

    We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

    But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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  3. mhc-asc:

    ::Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections::circa 1916

    Need inspirations for decorating your dorm room this year? Look no further than the dorm decors of Louise Dunbar, a member of Mount Holyoke’s class of 1916. An antique tea kettle like hers is exactly what you need to complete your packing list this year! 

  4. New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library →

  5. vintageanchorbooks:

    harperperennial challenged. We teamed up with melvillehouse to accept. 

    Your turn, randomhouse, Graywolf Press, and THOMAS PYNCHON (wherever you are.)

    Are any tumblarians doing the ALS Ice Bucket challenge?

  6. Laura Ingalls Wilder's real-life memoir to be published →

    Meet the real housewives of the prairie!

  7. thebrooklyncollection:

    Who knew there were so many songs about Coney Island in our sheet music collection? And with such bright beautiful covers, to boot. Although “Coney Island Washboard”, with its cover image of an oboe, has me puzzled…

  8. steampunktendencies:

    Steampunk Playing Cards

  9. Halifax looks forward to the opening of its very own library of the future →

    collingsruth:

    I watched it being built almost every day for two years, I’m really excited for it to open!

    (Source: hq76o261984)

  10. smithsonianlibraries:

A diagram of the movement of the Moon around the Earth (seen here) and a recipe for invisible ink await you in Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book. Help us make Mary’s journal of scientific inquiry more accessible by becoming a digital volunteer at the Smithsonian Transcription Center.
 

The Smithsonian taps into the power of crowdsourcing.

    smithsonianlibraries:

    A diagram of the movement of the Moon around the Earth (seen here) and a recipe for invisible ink await you in Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book. Help us make Mary’s journal of scientific inquiry more accessible by becoming a digital volunteer at the Smithsonian Transcription Center.

     

    The Smithsonian taps into the power of crowdsourcing.

  11. bookmania:

Tom Eckersley’s poster encouraging everyone to overdue library books, 1975

    bookmania:

    Tom Eckersley’s poster encouraging everyone to overdue library books, 1975

  12. todayinhistory:

August 18, 1771. Phillis Wheatley, a famous poet, becomes a full member of Old South Meeting House, the church and public meeting space where she attended since being brought to Boston as an enslaved child more than ten years earlier. Old South Meeting House is where she first heard  the Reverend George Whitefield preach, and her poem about him was the first poem to earn her widespread recognition. In 1773, she became the first African to publish a poetry book in the English language, and the third woman in America to do so.
Today, Old South Meeting House is a history museum, and we celebrate Phillis Wheatley day on August 18.

    todayinhistory:

    August 18, 1771. Phillis Wheatley, a famous poet, becomes a full member of Old South Meeting House, the church and public meeting space where she attended since being brought to Boston as an enslaved child more than ten years earlier. Old South Meeting House is where she first heard  the Reverend George Whitefield preach, and her poem about him was the first poem to earn her widespread recognition. In 1773, she became the first African to publish a poetry book in the English language, and the third woman in America to do so.

    Today, Old South Meeting House is a history museum, and we celebrate Phillis Wheatley day on August 18.

  13. TAXONOMY

    librarianproblems:

    EXPECTATION:

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    Submitted by Megan

  14. thepenguinpress:

She still finds time to read after a day of filming ♥ 

    thepenguinpress:

    She still finds time to read after a day of filming  

  15. willywaldo:

westmeathlibrary:

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
check the library : http://goo.gl/KbgNrV
Ann Leckie’s debut novel, Ancillary Justice, has been named winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance. 

Congratulations to Ann Leckie! Look for the starred review of her sequel, Ancillary Sword,  and a Q&A with Ann in our September 15 issue.

    willywaldo:

    westmeathlibrary:

    Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

    check the library : http://goo.gl/KbgNrV

    Ann Leckie’s debut novel, Ancillary Justice, has been named winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

    On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

    Congratulations to Ann Leckie! Look for the starred review of her sequel, Ancillary Sword,  and a Q&A with Ann in our September 15 issue.