Posts filed under ‘public libraries’

spotlight on writers from “Sh*thole Countries”

shitholeSeveral libraries are doing this sort of thing in response to Trump’s idiotic and disturbing comment about U.S. immigrants, but I’m especially proud of the Winton Road Library in Rochester, NY, because I’m a Rochester girl through and through (just ayask my ayaccent).

Thanks, Jinny Spencer and Joan Petit!

January 30, 2018 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

hmmf. Blakemore on women’s reading rooms and the problem of “library loafers.” Thanks, Dina Wood!

January 26, 2018 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

library hedgehog

In case you need a little palate cleanser after that last post, here’s a picture of Quilliam, the hedgehog of the Cleveland Heights – University Heights Public Library.


Quilliam makes his home in the teen area of the Lee Road branch.

Thanks, Simona Mkrtschjan!

January 10, 2018 at 4:51 pm 1 comment

Please do not let Max into the library.


Library unknown. May not even be real. I don’t know.

Thanks, Diane Westerfield!

November 29, 2017 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

social media shenanigans

The librarians at Martinborough Library in Wellington, New Zealand posed for some excellent “Game of Tomes” photographs. Thanks, Esau Katz!

Image may contain: 7 people, people standing

Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people standing

Also, this happened on Facebook. Thanks, Sarah Milteer!


November 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm 1 comment

“Book Spine Poetry Trash”

The Los Angeles Public Library and the Houston Public Library are expressing their baseball rivalry via an excellent “book spine poetry trash” battle.

Thanks, Dan Rather!

I tried to find a book spine to express my own feelings about this, but there don’t seem to be any books titled “Indifferent” or “I Don’t Care” or “Sports Rivalries Are Meaningless.”

November 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Keeping Up with the Librarians

22405907_1731469186863434_4114428447239838673_nSo, in case you haven’t heard, librarians at Invercargill City Libraries in New Zealand did a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” parody photo and put it on their Facebook page with this text: “It has been 10 years since the Kardashians first graced our screens. To celebrate, our social media team decided to have a totally impromptu, definitely not planned, photo-shoot. — with Sandra Rought, Marge Colley Miller, Christine Landrum, Marc Moore, Tl Thorn, Shaun Stephanoff, Gail Groeneveld, Emma Whatmore, Stephen Leung, Elaine O’Shea, Sue Watson Hess, Anette Norström and Sandra Dee.”

For more information, see this Buzzfeed post, and for once, you can actually read the comments — lots of people saying they’d rather watch this show than the one it’s parodying.

Thanks, Sue Spengler and others!


October 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm 1 comment

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