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Good news for public libraries

With polling numbers like this, maybe public libraries should run for office! 🙂 “This graphic highlights results from the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, released December 2013. More than 6,000 Americans ages 16 and older were asked about … Continue reading

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Living history

I love finding perfectly preserved leaves and news clippings pressed between the pages of 125-year-old books, don’t you?

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The Official Mascot of Libraries Everywhere

Source: The Interwebz

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The republic of letters

Image: Weekes Branch Library, Hayward, Calif. “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” ― Andrew Carnegie

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Branching out

The local newspaper reporter called me up earlier this week, wanting to do a story on our seed lending library. Already, I’m thrilled. So we talk for a while about the project, about libraries, about card catalogs and antique dealers, … Continue reading

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Some things never change

Medieval cat’s paw prints on a manuscript, circa 1100 A.D.

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Tough call: Librarian to the President — or to BeyoncĂ©?

I’m so lucky to have my dream job already. But if I was looking for a new dream job, I’d have a tough decision to make right now: librarian to the President — or librarian to BeyoncĂ©? President: http://1.usa.gov/12CNwm3 BeyoncĂ©: … Continue reading

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