1. BEES!

    mgpl:

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  2. The Children’s Room has gone [x] days without singing a song from Frozen or Tangled.

    — When the youth services librarians create a new sign (via whenalibrarian)

  3. Nation's Oldest Library in Danger of Closing →

  4. bookriot:

    We’ve seen dozens, if not hundreds, of videos for the ice bucket challenge for ALS.

    Here’s a roundup of some of the best from the book world.

  5. 7 Things Librarians Are Tired of Hearing | OEDB.org →

    As a book review editor, I get number five a lot. If only I could read all day!

  6. Dig It! Library Gardens Sprout Up Coast-to-Coast →

    How does your library garden grow?

  7. thepinakes:

    My library is replacing the main level tables and chairs for the first time in fifty years! The old, heavy, and very worn wooden tables are being replaced with rolling flipper tables. The faded wooden chairs — they were once red before the sun drained them of their color — are being replaced with comfortable modern task chairs.

    With so much of our furniture now on wheels (tables, task chairs, and whiteboards), our students are welcome to reconfigure the furniture however they see fit. I’m curious what kinds of combinations we will see.

  8. Help Create A Fun Library Space!, a project from Mrs. Baughman →

    clairelovesthecity:

    Help make a school library in Ferguson a little more welcoming for young readers!

  9. 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?

  10. 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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  11. 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! 

  12. New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library →

  13. 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?

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

    Meet the real housewives of the prairie!

  15. 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…