1. bookriot:

    Why Geocaching is the Perfect Sport for Readers

    Libraries have picked up on readers’ interest. Librarians and staff in many different states have placed caches in their libraries in an effort to encourage reading and visits. They are some of the most fun caches out there. Not only are you likely to visit a new library but you are almost always required to do some creative thinking in order to find the actual spot (even after you have found the library).

  2. Hope, Help and

    iworkatapubliclibrary:

    A man approached me at the desk with a comment.

    Man: “I wanted you to know that I just mailed a donation to the main library because of your staff. They were so nice to me when I came in every day after I got hurt on the job. Now I’m back at work and feeling great. I thought you’d like to know that your staff gave me help and hope.”

  3. malakhgabriel:

Found outside the library after work on Friday.

    malakhgabriel:

    Found outside the library after work on Friday.

  4. 29 Moments Any Librarian Knows Too Well →

    Just another day at the office

  5. pantheonbooks:

The New Yorker Cover Story: Interesting read about Tom Gauld’s cover from The New Yorker blog here.

    pantheonbooks:

    The New Yorker Cover Story: Interesting read about Tom Gauld’s cover from The New Yorker blog here.

  6. willywaldo:

thehpalliance:

We’re celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in affirmation of what should be self-evident: much of what we know and enjoy has been made possible by atrocities committed against others. In order to truly move forward, we must acknowledge these crimes and make whatever reparations are possible.
Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America was followed by the genocide and enslavement of tens of millions of native people. His actions led to the transatlantic slave trade and centuries of violence and discrimination towards indigenous people. Yet we celebrate him as an American hero.  
We applaud Seattle and Minneapolis in their recent shift away from Columbus Day, as well as Berkeley for first making the change in the early nineties. It is our hope that these are the first of many. Please join us in celebrating Indigenous People’s Day and moving towards a more honest, inclusive future. 

How is your library celebrating Columbus Day?

    willywaldo:

    thehpalliance:

    We’re celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in affirmation of what should be self-evident: much of what we know and enjoy has been made possible by atrocities committed against others. In order to truly move forward, we must acknowledge these crimes and make whatever reparations are possible.

    Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America was followed by the genocide and enslavement of tens of millions of native people. His actions led to the transatlantic slave trade and centuries of violence and discrimination towards indigenous people. Yet we celebrate him as an American hero.  

    We applaud Seattle and Minneapolis in their recent shift away from Columbus Day, as well as Berkeley for first making the change in the early nineties. It is our hope that these are the first of many. Please join us in celebrating Indigenous People’s Day and moving towards a more honest, inclusive future. 

    How is your library celebrating Columbus Day?

  7. While fed. funds provide 21 million kids with free or reduced price lunch in school, only one in six access available summer meals.
    Kids and teens, particularly the poor, also need safe places to gather, with caring adult support, and free opportunities to learn and experience new, healthy activities that support their overall development. Libraries are engaged in these programs—including the Oakland Public Library, which serves free lunch in tandem with the summer reading program “Reading Is So Delicious,” and Colorado libraries that bring summer reading to meal sites in state parks—but we need to know more in order to robustly surface, link, and share the scope of offerings for school-age kids across the U.S.

    — News Challenge - How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities? - Libraries Taking a Lead on Child Hunger (via kishizuka)

  8. orangerful:

#starwarsreads day is about to kick off at Severna Park library! @aacpl

    orangerful:

    #starwarsreads day is about to kick off at Severna Park library! @aacpl

  9. Etsy Art Print Poster. Just the thing for your break room.

    Etsy Art Print Poster. Just the thing for your break room.

    (Source: img0.etsystatic.com)

  10. (Source: grumpycatbrarian)

  11. erikkwakkel:

    The splendor of Strahov Library

    I am typing this while looking at the building where these images were taken: the library of Strahov Abbey, towering high above Prague. While the monastery was established in 1143, the library dates from 1720. It is one of the most impressive I have visited: thousands of books placed in what looks more like a museum than a library. I hope you get a sense of the atmosphere from these images.

    Pics (my own): Strahov Abbey Library, Prague.

  12. Libraries Welcome Writers in Residence →

    Writers in the stacks!

  13. http://tmblr.co/Zi3Hbn1QvW_yB →

    Photo of my collection of bookmarks promoting libraries and reading.

  14. healthscireflib:

Fashion design @ your learning commons! (at Somerset Community College Laurel Co Center)

    healthscireflib:

    Fashion design @ your learning commons! (at Somerset Community College Laurel Co Center)

  15. Your Friday funny! Have a great weekend!

    (Source: mylifeinthelibrary)