Improbable Libraries and the Itinerant Librarian

improbableTIPL-homepgTwo shenanigans in one BBC radio program. An interview with Alex Johnson, author of Improbable Libraries, and Sara Wingate Gray, the Itinerant Poetry Librarian.

August 21, 2015 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

lockers don’t just hold books, they are books

Ps_Book_lockers_01_mm_150818_16x9_992Two 8th grade teachers at a Mississippi school spearheaded an initiative to paint lockers to look like enormous book spines. I can’t believe this actually happened! I’m not sure I believe the statement in the article about the project increasing the “cool factor” of books, but I absolutely believe that the teachers “spent hours ‘arguing and fighting and crying’ over which book titles would go on the hallway’s 189 lockers.” I’m impressed that they put series books in order, next to each other — it’s like the lockers are organized library shelves. And now, apparently, students are compiling lists of how many of the locker books they’ve read. Awesome.

Thanks, Joan Petit, for letting me know about this.

August 21, 2015 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

bookshelf quilt

tumblr_nmcefiXz5Q1sfyzcyo1_1280Patsy Nayback Gaylor made this quilt. The Reader’s Nook links to some helpful patterns and techniques so you can make your own. Thanks, Esau Katz!

July 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

NYPL internet wing

Cartoon from the July 27, 2015 issue of the New Yorker. Thanks, Esau Katz!

July 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Magic: The Gathering librarians and archivists

phyrex card2 card3 card4 People who play Magic: The Gathering will know that one of these cards comes from a “silly” card set rather than a regular one. People who don’t play Magic: The Gathering will probably consider all the cards equally silly.
Thanks, Steve Lawson!

June 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

Forbes Library staff shenanigans

The staff of the Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts have put together some shenaniganny videos:


Thanks, Jonathan Caws-Elwitt!

June 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

shenanigans shenanigan

Not library related. Thanks, Steve Lawson, for calling the whole purpose of this blog into question.

June 18, 2015 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

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