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Help needed for libraries + pic of the day

December 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Help needed for libraries + pic of the day · Book Geek, Libraries

Got this from this week’s issue of The Nation. Thanks, Katha Pollitt! (Here’s her entire list.) “10. Fill the Shelves. Ferocious cuts to public school funds have taken a big toll on school libraries—whose collections are tattered, outdated and shrinking. This website posts school librarians’ wish lists—buy a volume in the ever-popular Bone series for a […]

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photo of the day

July 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on photo of the day · Art, Book Geek, Educational Web Sites, Libraries, Library Politics

(Photo by Steve Rawley) And here’s how one town turned an abandoned Walmart into a library. Right on! (Thanks to the Lipstick Librarian for that one.) — Ms. Nancy

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Swiss Army Librarian

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on Swiss Army Librarian · Author! Author!, Educational Web Sites, Libraries, Library Politics, Quote of the Day, Writing

Love this website. (And this one — Neil Gaiman’s Journal).

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happy August to you

August 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on happy August to you · Libraries

love these photos. — ms. nancy

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“Are School Librarians Expendable?”

June 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on “Are School Librarians Expendable?” · Libraries, Library Politics

Here is an article from the New York Times. — Ms. Nancy

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Banned Books Week grants available

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Banned Books Week grants available · Libraries

2011 Banned Books Week “Read-Out” Grant Application Banned Books Week 2011 will take place from Sept. 24-Oct. 1. The Freedom to Read Foundation is once again providing grants through its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund to support “Read-Outs” celebrating Banned Books Week 2011! This year, the Krug Fund will provide FOUR grants of either $2,500 […]

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love your local library

February 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on love your local library · Libraries

They do.

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joke o’ the day

August 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on joke o’ the day · Libraries

Guy walks into a library and yells, “I’D LIKE A CHEESEBURGER, FRIES AND A COKE!” The librarian says, “Sir, this is a library.” “Oh, OK,” guy whispers, “I’d like a cheeseburger, fries and a Coke.”

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Spain’s Top Librarian Quits in Protest

May 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Spain’s Top Librarian Quits in Protest · Libraries

Interesting story, give it a read. — Ms. Nancy

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It’s National Library Week…

April 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on It’s National Library Week… · Events & Readings, Libraries

…let’s celebrate while there’s still one day left of it. What a great reason to read a book. (smiles.) This year’s theme: “Communities thrive @ your library.” Best, Ms. Nancy PS — I’m also happy because it’s still April and that means… it’s still National Poetry Month. And… I applied for (and received) a $1,000 […]

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