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At the Libraries: Reading is Good for You

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Awesome new library alert! If you live in the DC area, please check out the Francis Gregory library.
Sometimes I miss living in Brooklyn. If anyone went to the Brooklyn Book Festival last weekend, please let us know! Judith Viorst and Colson Whitehead, guys!
Jessamyn West (famous in these parts, trust me) has some tips for reporters about how to write a story about libraries. She takes puns and buns to task!
More book art. There are amazing cutouts of classic characters, from their own books!

If, while reading a novel, you’ve ever wondered how in the heck the world got like that in the first place, well, then this list is for you! Lois Lowry, we are all waiting…
And now for your weekly consumer good to covet: check out these great bookmark bookshelves!
Guess what, guys? Reading is good for you! I know it’s kind of obvious, but I like it when we get scientific confirmation. (Thanks, Regina!)
Okay, this is only very slightly related to libraries, but come on, where else do you see a due date stamp? Check out this amazing artwork made from just that!

Also only slightly book-related (phone books are books, right?), ‘fabulous’ is definitely the right word to describe this dress. Just think how cool it’d be in yellow!
What would it look like if you poured thousands of books onto the streets? Pretty awesome, as you can see here in Melbourne.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so if you don’t have one, go get one! And then, once you have it, here are sixty awesome ways to use it!
Hee hee hee — New Yorker artist and children’s author Bob Staake has a great gallery of Bad Children’s Books. Very bad indeed.
Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your week, everybody! I’ll be back next week with more library and literary tidbits to share. Email me if you have great info or events, too!

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September 27th, 2012

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