Category Archives: library

Support & celebrate libraries on your FaceBook Page

Love libraries? Support libraries and show your love for National Library Week by adding one of these great images to your FaceBook page. Includes instructions on how to do this. I just added it to my two author pages. 🙂

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In Toronto? Please help stop the library cuts with this fast form

In Toronto? Please help to stop the library cuts! It’s simple! Just fill out your name and address and press send. YOU can make a difference! We need our libraries and our librarians!

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School library petition – hope you’ll sign

Here’s a worthy petition that I think all of us book lovers can get behind: Ensure all (US) school libraries are properly staffed, open, & available to children every day

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Moving song about saving libraries

When Piers Cawley discovered the library he grew up in was slated to be closed, he wrote The Child of the Library. You can hear him talk about it and then sing the song in the video below. I think … Continue reading

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Guest Post: On Reaching the Parents of Teen Readers

Today’s wonderful guest post is by Stephanie Wilkes, a YA librarian with a passion for teens, good books, pizza, video games and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Stephanie Wilkes is the Young Adult Coordinator at Ouachita Parish Public Library in Louisiana. … Continue reading

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Lending libraries in subway stations

Lending libraries in subway stations–how cool is that?? There’s some other neat libraries mentioned in the article, but libraries in subway stations are my favorite. How amazingly convenient! I wish we had them. 🙂 What do you think? Would you … Continue reading

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Little Libraries helping to share books, increase literacy.

These are SO cute! Little libraries to help share books, increase literacy. I love it! …Have you ever seen one in person? I haven’t. I’d love to!

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LOVE what the NY Public Library is doing to encourage young readers

I LOVE what librarians are doing at the New York Public Library–waiving the fines of children barred from borrowing new items by having them read! For every 15 minutes of reading these children do, they get $1 taken off their … Continue reading

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Toronto Public Libraries under threat of privatization and closure. Please sign the petition!

Toronto Public Libraries are under threat of privatization and closure. Please take a moment to sign the petition. It doesn’t take long, and it will help to add your voice to this. We need our libraries!

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Literary-themed ice cream

Ben and Jerry’s is considering creating a library-themed ice-cream flavour! How cool is that? What a great way to remind people every day about libraries and books…. And how did this get started? By a librarian and book-lover, of course. … Continue reading

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