kniterly:

Bigger on the Inside: Brookline Public Library’s TARDIS “Awesome Box”

When patrons particularly enjoy items they have checked out, they drop them in the box rather than at the returns desk. Staff scan the items twice, once to check them back into the library’s collection and the other to add them to the “Awesome Box” webpage, where all the community’s selections are stored.

What an awesome idea!

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sugaryumyum:

Vintage librarians being awesome.

See that is why a card catalogue still has a place in a library- you need a place to recline

Phenomenal Woman


ppaction:

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman

politicsprose:

Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist and Singular Storyteller Dies at 86
(Via npr)

Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston Salem, N.C. She was 86. Born in St. Louis in 1928, Angelougrew up in a segregated society which she worked to change during the civil rights era. Angelou, who refused to speak for much of her childhood, revealed the scars of her past in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of a series of memoirs.

"When we think of her, we often think about her books, of course, and her poems," [Patrik Henry Bass] says. "But in the African American community certainly, we heard so much of her work recited, so I think about her voice. You would hear that voice, and that voice would capture a humanity, and that voice would calm you in so many ways through some of the most significant challenges."

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awesomepeoplereading:

Angelou reads and writes.

awesomepeoplereading:

Angelou reads and writes.

“Oh my God, I’ve lived a very simple life! You can say, Oh yes, at thirteen this happened to me and at fourteen … But those are facts. But the facts can obscure the truth, what it really felt like. Every human being has paid the earth to grow up. Most people don’t grow up. It’s too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That’s the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don’t grow up. Not really. They get older. But to grow up costs the earth, the earth. It means you take responsibility for the time you take up, for the space you occupy. It’s serious business. And you find out what it costs us to love and to lose, to dare and to fail. And maybe even more, to succeed. What it costs, in truth. Not superficial costs—anybody can have that—I mean in truth. That’s what I write. What it really is like. I’m just telling a very simple story.”

Lego library ninja!

Lego library ninja!

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Ook

Ook

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kamigarcia:

“Don’t think of me as a librarian. Think of me as a mad scientist; this is my secret laboratory.” - #BeautifulCreatures

Don’t think of me as a librarian…

kamigarcia:

“Don’t think of me as a librarian. Think of me as a mad scientist; this is my secret laboratory.” - #BeautifulCreatures

Don’t think of me as a librarian…

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via victoriousvocabulary)

A book is proof humans are capable of magic - Sagan

I do love Ronald Dahl’s way of looking at the world

I do love Ronald Dahl’s way of looking at the world

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bookmania:

While plenty of couples are celebrating Valentine’s day, we also celebrate International Book Giving Day on the 14th of February!

International Book Giving Day is an international holiday. In 2013, International Book Giving Day was celebrated by people in Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Brazil, Egypt, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Mexico, Macedonia, Malawi, Hungary, Malaysia, Israel, Denmark, Thailand, Indonesia, Jordan, China, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria. — bookgivingday.com

So there is one more reason to celebrate this season of love! <3


It’s international book giving day

bookmania:

While plenty of couples are celebrating Valentine’s day, we also celebrate International Book Giving Day on the 14th of February!

International Book Giving Day is an international holiday. In 2013, International Book Giving Day was celebrated by people in Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Brazil, Egypt, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Mexico, Macedonia, Malawi, Hungary, Malaysia, Israel, Denmark, Thailand, Indonesia, Jordan, China, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria. — bookgivingday.com

So there is one more reason to celebrate this season of love! <3

It’s international book giving day

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teachingliteracy:

smdxn:
"Last summer, Animal Rescue League of Berks County launched a program called Book Buddies, pairing elementary school kids who’d like to practice reading with homeless cats who’d appreciate the company. For young readers, building the confidence to read aloud in class can be challenging, but the shelter cats don’t seem to mind when they mess up."


How cute is that - using fuzzy friends to help kids read

teachingliteracy:

smdxn:

"Last summer, Animal Rescue League of Berks County launched a program called Book Buddies, pairing elementary school kids who’d like to practice reading with homeless cats who’d appreciate the company. For young readers, building the confidence to read aloud in class can be challenging, but the shelter cats don’t seem to mind when they mess up."

How cute is that - using fuzzy friends to help kids read

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teachingliteracy:

ala-con:

Houses Made of Books

Livio De Marchi, a Venetian woodworker and sculptor, has created entire houses made of hand-carved book sculptures. There’s one in Tambre D’Alpago, Italy, Germany, and Japan, and every aspect of the houses are book-themed.

It is a house made of books people!

(via booklover)

harpercollins:

If famous writers sent valentines …

If famous writers sent Valentines

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