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books from the donation bin


“Weird Eddie” keeps track of unusual books donated to his library here.

I might try to make this:


Thanks, Suzie DeGrasse!

February 1, 2016 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Bodleian coloring book


The Bodleian Library at Oxford University has released a digital coloring book of images from their collections! Apparently, it’s a trend — the Wangensteen Historical Library at the University of Minnesota is doing something similar, as are many libraries. Thanks, Lynne Marie Thomas and Marianne Aldrich!

January 29, 2016 at 2:04 pm 1 comment

moral support during finals

20151210_095034_resizedHere at Tutt Library, Colorado College, we’re giving students back some of their leftover energy from the first part of the school year, when they arrived full of enthusiasm and excitement for their studies. Thanks, Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, for the idea!

Other libraries provide similar moral support during finals:

pulltagsKellie Meehlhause uploaded this photo to the ALA Think Tank Facebook page, and others followed up. Thanks, Anna Bendiksen!

December 15, 2015 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Acme Upstairs Library School

Do you suck at real science? Try library science! From Lisa Genius of the Acme Upstairs Library School. Thanks, Shanon, Lawson!

December 11, 2015 at 11:51 am 1 comment

book menorah

20151209_103237_resizedHanukkah began this past Sunday, and here at Colorado College we are celebrating with a menorah made out of bound volumes. (I’ve previously posted about Christmas trees made in similar ways.)

December 9, 2015 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

library slide

slideThe library of Hoseo University in South Korea has installed a two-floor metal tube slide! Thanks, Diane Westerfield. See this post for more library slides.

December 9, 2015 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

15 people expected, 600 show up

jazzSometimes a library shenanigan is not exactly a shenanigan, but something subversive and wonderful. Not exactly against the rules, but against some people’s rules, and risky in some way.

On December 2 of this year, the Mount Horeb Public Library in Wisconsin hosted a reading of I Am Jazz, a picture book about a transgender child. The reading, originally scheduled to take place at a nearby elementary school where a student had recently transitioned from a boy to a girl, had been canceled after “Liberty Counsel,” a conservative Florida-based group, threatened legal action.

See the full story here.

Thanks, Lynne M. Thomas!

December 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm 1 comment

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