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Have You Read ‘Downton Abbey’?

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!

Good news, guys: Watching Downton Abbey counts as reading a book. Phew! Don’t you all just love that “book”?
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I know there are lots of dog-loving readers out there. Do you know about all the good that therapy dogs are doing in libraries? Do you have a therapy dog? They sound awesome!
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Remember all those great fantasy lands from your favorite books? Oz, Middle Earth, and the maps from their books inspired this essay.
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Here are two awesome book pictures for you—both are excellent ways to show off your book collection. One, above, is more industrial and one, below, is more… more like a bathtub, actually. Thanks to Fuse 8 for the first and Stephen’s Lighthouse for the second.
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We regular readers of this column already knew about tiny libraries, but now it’s officially a trend.
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Oh, to live in Toronto! Then we could all attend the annual Book Lover’s Ball. This event has it all: great food, great authors, even a fashion show! Thanks for the tip, Joe, and if anyone goes, puh-lease oh please, send me a photo!
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Big, bad news for libraries: Penguin is pulling its e-books from library lending. Uh oh…
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And don’t forget to take a look at the Annoyed Librarian’s take on this issue. Guess what, guys? She is annoyed.
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I think the only person who could save a Fancy Nancy movie from the inevitable groans is Tina Fey. So thank heavens she is on board! Have you seen those books? Kind of…sparkly, if you know what I mean.
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Pop-up books don’t really lend themselves to the internet… or do they? Check out this library of five vintage pop-up books and take a walk down memory lane. I totally had that Star Wars one!
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Thanks for reading and, as always, I will see you all next week! Try not to crash into any libraries this week, okay? But if you do, email me a photo!

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February 17th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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