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Scary (and not-so-scary) books for elementary students, from your friendly librarian

May 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Book Geek, Libraries, Library Politics

Boooooooooy howdy, do I wish the Goosebumps series had never been created. In my first library (at a school with students grades 6-12), I had a few Goosebumps books, and a number of Goosebumps videotapes. What? Moving along to library #2 (K-8th grade students). The students fought over the Goosebumps books and things turned a [...]

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photo of the day

July 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · 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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Please Support Multnomah County Libraries

April 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Library Politics

http://youtu.be/z6zRHgnyMYA

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Librarians Rock!

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Library Politics

Nice article in the Portland Tribune today, with quotes by Portland Public School’s Susan Stone, and a profile of librarian Nancy Sullivan, from Northeast Portland’s Madison High School (my alma mater!). Please support your local librarian! Thank you. – Ms. Nancy

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Celebrating Banned Books Week, with Judy Blume and Chris Crutcher and… Captain Underpants!

September 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Library Politics

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Swiss Army Librarian

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · 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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Books for the Homeless in Portland, Ore.

July 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Education, Library Politics

Love this story. Happy summer, everyone. – Ms. Nancy

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“Are School Librarians Expendable?”

June 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Libraries, Library Politics

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

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A Few Words About Young Adult Literature…

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Library Politics

…from our friend, Sherman Alexie.

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HarperCollins vs. The Librarians

May 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Library Politics

A few friends sent this one along; thought I’d share. – Ms. Nancy By day, Andy Woodworth is a mild-mannered librarian. By night, he’s still a librarian, just less mild-mannered. Andy is kind of famous in the librarian community, mostly for getting the Old Spice guy to do a video about how great libraries are, [...]

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