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

  2. queenslibrary:

Can you?
SaveQueensLibrary.org

Ahhhgh I can’t resist a bear pun.

    queenslibrary:

    Can you?

    SaveQueensLibrary.org

    Ahhhgh I can’t resist a bear pun.

  3. queenslibrary:

There are few things more beautiful than the opening or reopening of a library.

Awesome.

    queenslibrary:

    There are few things more beautiful than the opening or reopening of a library.

    Awesome.

  4. queenslibrary:

Happy birthday, Thomas Edison, born on this date in 1847!  Who can guess which Queens Library is home to a signed copy of the book explaining one of Edison’s most famous inventions, the electric light bulb? The book, “Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System,” was written by noted the inventor and Edison’s draftsman, Lewis Latimer, whose diary, patents, and sketches of inventions are also available to be viewed at a certain Queens Library… Find out the answer.

    queenslibrary:

    Happy birthday, Thomas Edison, born on this date in 1847!

    Who can guess which Queens Library is home to a signed copy of the book explaining one of Edison’s most famous inventions, the electric light bulb? The book, “Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System,” was written by noted the inventor and Edison’s draftsman, Lewis Latimer, whose diary, patents, and sketches of inventions are also available to be viewed at a certain Queens Library…

    Find out the answer.

  5. I’m not overly emotional about the loss of books (even in the times of budget cuts, books are just small things that can be replaced), but damage to actual library buildings is really upsetting. When people lose their houses, electricity, cellphone and internet service, heat and other things that are necessary for their basic comfort, livelihood and communication, the library can serve as a lifeline. When that lifeline is gone, it can be hard to know where to turn.

    — Ingrid Henny Abrams, a children’s librarian who volunteered to help Queens Library at Howard Beach, affected by Sandy, reopen. (via queenslibrary)

  6. morerobots:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Librarians. From Queens Library.

this is great. this is perfect. where are the libraries? libraries can be anywhere. libraries are everywhere. libraries are not just a building.

    morerobots:

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Librarians. From Queens Library.

    this is great. this is perfect. where are the libraries? libraries can be anywhere. libraries are everywhere. libraries are not just a building.

  7. queenslibrary:

The best part of your week: looking forward to picking up a book from the library!

Yes yes yes:

The Queens Library tumblr: one of the best library tumblrs out there.

    queenslibrary:

    The best part of your week: looking forward to picking up a book from the library!

    Yes yes yes:

    The Queens Library tumblr: one of the best library tumblrs out there.

  8. queenslibrary:

With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, here’s a not so little something our archivists though you would enjoy: The Largest Pumpkin in Queens, 1982.

    queenslibrary:

    With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, here’s a not so little something our archivists though you would enjoy: The Largest Pumpkin in Queens, 1982.

  9. queenslibrary:

Learn more about the history of the campaign from the American Library Association.

    queenslibrary:

    Learn more about the history of the campaign from the American Library Association.

  10. queenslibrary:

City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Library president and CEO Tom Galante, and the Long Island City and Astoria communities gathered at the Queens Library at Long Island City at the Broke Down Carnival, a community event held to help save Queens Library, can’t “bear” cuts to library funding. Can you?

Bear costume!

    queenslibrary:

    City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Library president and CEO Tom Galante, and the Long Island City and Astoria communities gathered at the Queens Library at Long Island City at the Broke Down Carnival, a community event held to help save Queens Library, can’t “bear” cuts to library funding. Can you?

    Bear costume!

  11. queenslibrary:

On display at Queens Library at Langston Hughes (Taken with Instagram at Queens Library at Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center)

Oh hello James Baldwin.

    queenslibrary:

    On display at Queens Library at Langston Hughes (Taken with Instagram at Queens Library at Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center)

    Oh hello James Baldwin.

  12. queenslibrary:

Urban Librarians United members and Queens Library staff showing off their librarian skills at Library Advocacy Day in Albany, New York.

A super librarian and a clown-brarian? Not sure if I deciphered these costumes correctly, but you have to admire their pluck.

    queenslibrary:

    Urban Librarians United members and Queens Library staff showing off their librarian skills at Library Advocacy Day in Albany, New York.

    A super librarian and a clown-brarian? Not sure if I deciphered these costumes correctly, but you have to admire their pluck.

  13. queenslibrary:

Showing off our library’s social (media) side (Taken with instagram).

Queens Library has LJ beat on social media. But if/when we get on Pinterest, your minds will be blown.

    queenslibrary:

    Showing off our library’s social (media) side (Taken with instagram).

    Queens Library has LJ beat on social media. But if/when we get on Pinterest, your minds will be blown.