1. 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…

  2. Bike the Branches - Brooklyn Public Library →

    Tumblarians, ready to go for a spin?

  3. thebrooklyncollection:

Curious about our hot-off-the-presses digital newspaper resource, Brooklyn Newsstand?  Did you know it offers the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1841 - 1955?  Learn more about this site and how to use it at one of our upcoming workshops, in the Info Commons Lab on the first floor of the Central Library.  No advance registration required.

Did you know that Walt Whitman served as editor from 1846 to 1848? A cool idea that other public libraries should try with their local newspapers.

    thebrooklyncollection:

    Curious about our hot-off-the-presses digital newspaper resource, Brooklyn Newsstand?  Did you know it offers the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1841 - 1955?  Learn more about this site and how to use it at one of our upcoming workshops, in the Info Commons Lab on the first floor of the Central Library.  No advance registration required.

    Did you know that Walt Whitman served as editor from 1846 to 1848? A cool idea that other public libraries should try with their local newspapers.

  4. Brooklyn Public Library researchers answered 3.5 million questions in 2013, records show →

    Tumblarians, what is the oddest question you have ever received? As an ILL assistant at the American Museum of Natural History, I was stumped by this  inquiry. What is the weight of Earth—-with the animals on it but without people? I transferred the caller to the library at the Bronx Zoo.

  5. Digital Public Library of America and Brooklyn Public Library Launch Tumblr Blogs →

    New Tumblr blogs from the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and the Digital Public Library of America are now online.

    The DPLA Tumblr blog is currently online (subscribe now) but the first post will not go live until next Tuesday (Feb. 11, 2013).

    The BPL blog has been online for the past couple of weeks and feature “treasures” from the library’s Brooklyn Collection.

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  6. wnyc:

Fish Monger’s missing cat found 8 months later in the basement of the Brooklyn Public Library

    wnyc:

    Fish Monger’s missing cat found 8 months later in the basement of the Brooklyn Public Library

  7. Photos, from School Library Journal's Chelsea Philpot, of Saturday and Sunday's 24-Hour Read in!

  8. Etta Thornton, LJ’s Reviews Editor, reads from E.B. White as a part of Urban Librarians Unite’s 24-Hour Read In to protest citywide library budget cuts. Swing by the Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library anytime before 4pm tomorrow to see some amazing readers!

    Etta Thornton, LJ’s Reviews Editor, reads from E.B. White as a part of Urban Librarians Unite’s 24-Hour Read In to protest citywide library budget cuts. Swing by the Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library anytime before 4pm tomorrow to see some amazing readers!

  9. The Brooklyn Public Library is inviting all Brooklyn residents to participate in its Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project. News articles and statistics don’t equate to personal narratives recounting the emotional impact of the storm.

    Participants will be interviewed for 20-30 minutes and their stories will be preserved in a permanent collection and many will be available online.

    If you’re interested in being apart of the project, email June Koffi at j.koffi AT brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

    (Source: therumpus.net)

  10. Bike the Branches in Brooklyn →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    brownsharpie:

    Awesome marketing campaign from Brooklyn Public Library. Bike to the different branches, get your “passport” stamped at each one, and celebrate at the finish line. Makes me wish I lived in a biking community (or even Brooklyn).

    Oh!

    Ugh but guys my bike was just stolen.

  11. Hi friends!
Are you a librarian working at either Queens Public, Brooklyn Public, or NYPL? Email me! I want to ask you about ~Tumblr.~
Most sincerely,
Molly / Your LJ Tumblrer

    Hi friends!

    Are you a librarian working at either Queens Public, Brooklyn Public, or NYPL? Email me! I want to ask you about ~Tumblr.~

    Most sincerely,

    Molly / Your LJ Tumblrer

  12. seeyoutrying:

The library had a cat photo contest / my dreams came true.

Brooklyn Public Library, ladyboys and gentlewomen.

    seeyoutrying:

    The library had a cat photo contest / my dreams came true.

    Brooklyn Public Library, ladyboys and gentlewomen.

  13. newdorplibrary:

Nyan Cat wants all New York Students to look into getting the new Library card! http://summerreading.org/cards.php

Work those memes, libraries.

    newdorplibrary:

    Nyan Cat wants all New York Students to look into getting the new Library card! http://summerreading.org/cards.php

    Work those memes, libraries.

  14. mythologyofblue:

Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library prior to its opening in 1941.

    mythologyofblue:

    Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library prior to its opening in 1941.

    (Source: yesyes)

  15. thelifeguardlibrarian:

Information Commons coming to Brooklyn Public Library
I think this is the new way, folks. Computers and people. 

The $3.25 million Leon Levy Information Commons will have a 30-seat wireless training center where librarians teach patrons computer literacy and research techniques — and show them how to tap into online databases that are available only at the Central Library.
There will be 25 personal computers loaded with pricey video editing and graphic design programs, and a seating area for laptop and other mobile device users to access the library’s wi-fi.
“Information is the great equalizer,” said John Bernstein, president of the Leon Levy Foundation, which is footing the bill for the project.
“These are resources that exist in the great research libraries of the world,” he said. “We want to teach the people of Brooklyn how to access and use these wonderful resources.”


Brooklyn!

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Information Commons coming to Brooklyn Public Library

    I think this is the new way, folks. Computers and people. 

    The $3.25 million Leon Levy Information Commons will have a 30-seat wireless training center where librarians teach patrons computer literacy and research techniques — and show them how to tap into online databases that are available only at the Central Library.

    There will be 25 personal computers loaded with pricey video editing and graphic design programs, and a seating area for laptop and other mobile device users to access the library’s wi-fi.

    “Information is the great equalizer,” said John Bernstein, president of the Leon Levy Foundation, which is footing the bill for the project.

    “These are resources that exist in the great research libraries of the world,” he said. “We want to teach the people of Brooklyn how to access and use these wonderful resources.”

    Brooklyn!