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“Libraries Give Us Power Books Make Us Free”

It may come as no surprise that I’m a sucker for well-designed books and book art. Or that I’m quite ...

The Conversation We Should Really Be Having About Summer Reading List Errors

Summertime means many things for public librarians – summer reading programs, hectic children’s rooms, the glorious benefit of free air ...

Bookgate: When Urbana Free Library Purged Thousands of Books

The public library in Urbana, IL, is currently under fire after removing thousands of their 66,000 nonfiction books in just ...

When Book Graffiti Goes Bad

No matter which side you’re on in the vicious battles between ebooks vs. print or self-publishing vs. traditional, I believe ...

Dewey Decimal Jewelry

When he developed his decimal system in the 1870s, Melvil Dewey was trying to bring the efficiency and allure of ...

Learning to Love a New Library

A branch of the Baltimore County Public Library opened in Owings Mills and it has that gaseous, exciting new building ...

New Yorkers Organize 24-Hour Read-In for Libraries!

Remember when I told NYC people to stay tuned for announcements about library advocacy opportunities during this spring budget cut ...

Miniature Libraries

Earlier this month, Derek wrote about The Smallest Book in the World (and Other Really Little Books). Everyone loves the ...

“What’s a Library?” : Patrons Share How Libraries Changed Their Lives

It’s been a wild few days in the librariosphere. (What? That’s what I’ve decided to call it. Shut up.). Last ...

Which DOCTOR WHO Library Is the Best DOCTOR WHO Library?

As a fellow Rioter noted recently, the Doctor is a literary hero. He’s also a library hero. Libraries pop up again ...

Cool Bookish Places: The Library of Parliament, Canada

Most bibliophiles probably have an idea of what their ideal library looks like, but don’t get the chance to actually ...

A Librarian’s Response to “What’s a Library?”

The paint on my worn out ol’ library soapbox is getting rather chipped these days, but I’m about to get ...

Scandalous Works of Library Art

Late last week, on Twitter, John Overholt (@john_overholt), a curator at Harvard’s Houghton Library, was a bit torn about a ...

By the Numbers: Parents, Children, and Libraries

On May 1, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released a new report on “Parents, Children, Libraries, ...

Cool Bookish Places: Stockholm Public Library

These days, we tend to take for granted that libraries will let us browse to our hearts’ content. But in ...