Abby Hargreaves

Abby Hargreaves is a New Hampshire native living and working as a Children’s Librarian in Washington, D.C. She fulfills the gamut of the librarian stereotype with a love of cats, coffee, and crocheting (and likes a good run of alliteration). Her MLIS degree enjoys the company of a BA in English from Hollins University, making Abby an advocate of women's universities. Her favorite color is yellow.

Why Does TikTok Love Weird Erotica?

If you're on BookTok, you've probably encountered weird erotica like Kissing the Coronavirus or Taken By the T-Rex on your FYP. But why?

20 of the Best Picture Books You’ve Never Heard Of

If you want to expand your picture book horizons past the classics, pick up one of these hidden gems of the format!

12 Romantic Korean Young Adult Novels You Don’t Want to Miss

BTS. Parasite. Squid Game. Korean pop culture is becoming bigger in Western media and romantic Korean young adult novels are no exception, including I’ll Be The One.

Why Library Staff Don’t (or Shouldn’t) Comment on Your Library Checkouts

Commenting on library checkouts is a violation of the patron-library contract. Here's why your library shouldn't be doing it.

Being a Librarian: Expectations vs. Reality

When I speak with people who aren’t librarians, I often hear notions about what it’s like to be a librarian that are simply incorrect.

Why Aren’t There Picture Books for Adults?

Why are there so few picture books for adults, especially that aren't satire? Why is this particular illustrated format reserved for kids?

If You Can Get 70% on This TWILIGHT Book Quiz, You’re a Twihard

With the Twilight Renaissance upon us, here's a quiz to test your knowledge of the book. So grab your Team Edward T-shirt and let’s go!

QUIZ: Bones Day or No Bones Day?: Noodle Helps You Pick the Right Read for Today

As far as I’m concerned, books are involved regardless of whether it's a bones day or a no bones day. The question is, what do you read?

Why Is Twitter So Bad at Book Recommendations?

Got #BookRecs? Here’s why, even when librarians are doing the suggesting, twitter is so bad at recommending books.

Good Literary Taste: Literary Tea to Sip While You Read

Need the perfect thing to drink with your latest read? With the wonders of the Internet and small business, literary tea is a thing.

WorldCat: Your One-Stop Library Catalog

When your local library does not have the book you want in their collection, what do you do? Try WorldCat!

Being a “Book Butler” Is a Thing — Tell Me Where to Send My Resume

One hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida has a “Book Butler” on call for their temporary tenants to get on-demand book delivery.

To Patrons Who Place Library Holds (and Don’t Pick Them Up)

Sometimes, it happens: You forget to pick up your library holds. But no worries. One librarian tells you why it's not all for naught.

11 Facts About Margaret Wise Brown, Author of GOODNIGHT MOON

Get a quick glimpse at the life of GOODNIGHT MOON author Margaret Wise Brown, with facts about her relationships, influences, and more.

7 Great Children’s Books About Courage and Bravery

Exemplify courage and bravery with these children’s books, including Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall, illustrated by Gaia Cornwall.

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