Rita Meade

Rita Meade is a public library manager (and children's librarian at heart) who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Here at Book Riot, she hosts the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly bookish advice show. She reads as much as she possibly can (and it's still never enough), reviews children's books for "School Library Journal," and is the author of a forthcoming picture book called Edward Gets Messy (Simon & Schuster Young Readers, 2016). She also occasionally writes about funny library stuff over on her blog, and even less occasionally sings in a librarian band. Blog: Screwy Decimal Twitter: @screwydecimal

We Need Diverse Books: Real Teens Have Their Say

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

Baltimore Libraries Stay Open For Their Communities

This is a brief reminder that libraries are there for communities when communities need their libraries. In the spirit of ...

We Need Diverse Books: Real Teens Have Their Say

If you haven’t heard about #WeNeedDiverseBooks yet, then now is the time to learn, my friends. The campaign, which strives ...

How To Support the Ferguson Library

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

How To Support the Ferguson Library

Many other orgs closing. But we will stay open to serve people of #Ferguson as long as safe for patrons ...

Literary Moments of “The Golden Girls”: A Complete List

When I started putting together this post (a mere four months ago), I was going to do a “Top 10 ...

A Round-Up of NYPL’s #IReadEverywhere

The NYPL recently started a hashtag campaign to promote literacy (as well as their services): #IReadEveryWhere. It’s worth checking out ...

A Defense of the NYPL’s Summer Reading List For Kids

Librarian soapbox alert! Librarian soapbox alert! And here I was thinking I’d make it through a whole summer without getting ...

Enough With the “Sexy Librarian” Thing, Already

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

Literary Yearbook Quote Round-Up!

For those of us who went to public school, this particular time of year meant only one thing: (But without ...

Dear Book Nerd Episode #9: Is Honesty the Best Policy?

Hey, book nerds! Welcome back. I am joined this week by the philosophical and hilarious Ari Scott , who is ...

“In My Book”: Bookmarks and Greeting Cards in One, Oh My!

Here’s some logic for you: If you read print books, you’re going to need bookmarks. If you have loved ones, ...

Kids Weigh in on the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

In case you need any more reason to join the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, here are some amazing photos from the Oakland ...

Enough With the “Sexy Librarian” Thing, Already

Can I vent for a second? I am not big on pearl-clutching. I am not typically prudish. I TRY not ...

The Absolutely True Diary of Real-Time Book Censorship

Another day, another attempted book banning. In February 2014, a grandparent in Meridian, Idaho filed a formal complaint with the ...