1. ebookfriendly:

"Donkey-powered mobile #library, somewhere in Ethiopia http://ebks.to/1qwe6Vv

Ah sweet! An eco-friendly bookmobile.

    ebookfriendly:

    "Donkey-powered mobile #library, somewhere in Ethiopia http://ebks.to/1qwe6Vv

    Ah sweet! An eco-friendly bookmobile.

  2. When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.

    — 

    Lemony Snicket (via thesnicketfile)

    Your Thursday morning library inspiration.

    (Source: facebook.com)

  3. A lot of people find solace in books. This mini documentary profiles two individuals who take refuge in the public library, from the brutal elements of the streets.

    Thanks to filmmaker Quincy Walters for his submission.

  4. A library doesn’t need windows. A library is a window.

    — Stewart Brand (via 336bc)

  5. marioncolibraries:

Baby got stacks!
Saw a photo like this of a bookstore and we had to make our own.

    marioncolibraries:

    Baby got stacks!

    Saw a photo like this of a bookstore and we had to make our own.

  6. (Source: womanking91)

  7. vintagelibraries:

American servicemen relaxing in a quonset hut being used as a library on an island base during WWII, 1944.

Great moments in library history!

    vintagelibraries:

    American servicemen relaxing in a quonset hut being used as a library on an island base during WWII, 1944.

    Great moments in library history!

  8. A Supergraphic Made with Daylight →

    Awesomely inspiring!

  9. Intelligence-sharing by Marin librarians leads to counterfeiting arrest in Fairfax →

    Note to self: do not pay library fine with counterfeit money.

  10. Once Forbidden, Books Become A Lifeline For A Young Migrant Worker →

    From the fields to the library, how a bookmobile and books changed one young woman’s life.

    The experience, she says, was life-changing.

    "That taught me that hope was not just a word. And it gave me the courage to leave the camps. That’s where the books made the difference."

    Storm left the camps when she was a teenager and attended night school. She ended up working in the Pierce County Library System for more than 30 years.

  11. Raising the Genius Bar | Design4Impact →

    Is your library raising a genius bar?

  12. SELF-e - powered by Library Journal →

    Announcing a new ebook discovery service that will connect self-published authors, libraries, and readers. A very cool idea, and I love the punny name!

  13. Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries →

    libraryadvocates:

    Net neutrality is really important for libraries because we are, first of all, in the information business. Our business now is not just increasingly, but dramatically, online, using digital information and providing services in this digital environment. That means that we need to have solid and ubiquitous Internet services.

  14. Yinka Shonibare's beautiful batik library » MobyLives →

    willywaldo:

    I love this Anglo-Nigerian artist, whose work I first discovered a few years ago at an exhibit in Sydney, Australia. His art—sculptures, painting, videos—explores  themes of colonialism and globalization. He often uses the batik fabric that the Dutch brought from Indonesia to Europe and then introduced to West Africa in the 19th century. The results are startling, challenging, thought-provoking, and beautiful. If you are curious about Shinbare, check out his website,

  15. patrondebris:

Did anyone drop some pineapple flavored cigars?

Perhaps the same patron who left the can of Long Island Iced Tea?

    patrondebris:

    Did anyone drop some pineapple flavored cigars?

    Perhaps the same patron who left the can of Long Island Iced Tea?