Where would you be without your library? (by ShutesburyLibrary)

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

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A former telephone hut converted into a wilderness library and resting cabin in Lemmenjoki, Finland.

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A former telephone hut converted into a wilderness library and resting cabin in Lemmenjoki, Finland.

Telling Room, MECA, Portland library help youngsters tell their stories

With assistance from students at Maine College of Art, a weekly writing program at The Telling Room is helping young students tell their stories in a Portland Public Library after-school program.

Telling Room, MECA, Portland library help youngsters tell their stories

With assistance from students at Maine College of Art, a weekly writing program at The Telling Room is helping young students tell their stories in a Portland Public Library after-school program.

Libraries Become Centers for Sharing

If you are still under the impression that libraries only lend books, then you’re in for a surprise. Libraries are multi-dimensional community hubs offering a range of in-house classes, workshops, cultural events and resources. Lending out toys, tools, sheet music, chess sets, child-development materials, seeds and more, libraries have established themselves as leaders in the sharing movement.

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Two Conservation Labs, Two Stories: The 1091 Project

The conservation labs at Iowa State University and Duke University have created a new, collaborative blogging projects called the "1091 Project." Ames, Iowa and Durham, North Carolina are 1,091 miles apart. The two programs share many similarities, but also have their unique aspects as well. Each month they pick a topic and share their perspectives on that topic. This is an exciting new way to collaborate with colleagues from across the country.

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“Dogs make the perfect reading companion,” said Becky Schaade, coordinator of library services for the Franklin County District Library. “There’s no judgment; if you stumble over a word, it doesn’t matter. They’re willing to wait for you.”

Therapy dogs are being used in many libraries in central Ohio to give young readers a patient, happy audience when struggling with difficult material.

Photos by Dispatch photographer Kyle Robertson

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How this warms my soul…

4thoseabouttorock:

How this warms my soul…

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Empty Bowls at the library

As the Outreach Librarian at a university in Georgia, I get to host a bowl making party to benefit Empty Bowls (http://www.emptybowls.net/) in my library.  I started looking for ways to volunteer myself, then realized that I could contribute a lot more bowls by hosting an event in a high-traffic area of the library!

The event is today. They’re bringing 100 lbs. of clay. I’ve never done one of these before, so I don’t have a good idea of how much that is…  Except that it is a LOT!

How awesome is that?!

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Yay Milwaukee Public Library!

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Yay Milwaukee Public Library!

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Hartford Public Library ArtWalk via Library as Incubator Project

Hartford Public Library ArtWalk via Library as Incubator Project