libraries collecting/lending shenaniganish things

February 4, 2013 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

indri-lemurThe Macaulay Library of the Ornithology Lab at Cornell University has digitized over 7000 hours of wildlife sounds, including the clarinet-like call of the indri lemur, which they describe as “the best candidate to appear on a John Coltrane record.” You can hear that sound and more in the NPR story, here. (You don’t have to listen to the whole story — the website has pulled out a few animal sounds for easy clicking.)

seedlibrary1Speaking of unusual library collections, the Basalt Regional Library District in Colorado is lending seed packets. Patrons grow fruits and vegetables from the seeds they check out, and then harvest seeds from them and return those to the library.

Thanks, Rebecca Laroche!

Entry filed under: academic libraries, perpetrated by staff, public libraries, unusual libraries.

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