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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

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

snogging dogs sculpture

dogsJanine Ashbless has kindly provided a photograph of this sculpture of “snoggin dogs” at the Leeds Central Library in England. Thanks, Jonathan Caws-Elwitt!

June 18, 2015 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Yoda in a medieval manuscript!

yodaBritish Library curator Julian Harrison found an illustration of a creature who is clearly Yoda in a medieval French manuscript. According to the Onion’s A.V. Club, Harrison “says it’s obviously not Yoda, just a thing that looks like Yoda, but we think he’s just covering up for the fact that Yoda’s existence in medieval France throws everything we know about history into disarray.” Thanks, Steve Lawson!

April 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

Montana libraries get looms!

loomThree libraries in the ImagineIF library system in Montana are now offering patrons the opportunity to try weaving on a loom. As Helen Carter Bergner put it on Facebook, “libraries are getting 3D printers … why not looms?” I agree! If we’re going to offer maker spaces and technologies, let’s offer all kinds! Thanks, Anna Bendiksen.

November 21, 2014 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

All About the Books (No Trouble)

Staff of the Nashville Public Library recorded a library-centered version of the Meghan Trainor earworm. Thanks, Steve Lawson!

November 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

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