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Home Libraries of the Rich and Famous

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!

Here’s a great children’s book (that you are welcome to buy for my kid, and I thank you in advance). Andrew Kolb has reinterpreted David Bowie’s Space Oddity as a picture book, and it is quite the masterpiece. Judge for yourself. (PDF here.) Can you hear me Major Tom?
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Oh, that Roald Dahl. Such a kidder! Check out a letter he sent in reply to a class of students who had asked him specific questions about a story. Quirky doesn’t even begin to describe it.
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Stars are just like us, with bookshelves and everything. Check out some home libraries of the rich and famous. (Thanks, Sara!)
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Times are tough, but that is no excuse for librarians to be turning to drugs. Breaking Bad is fiction, but this story is not!
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Libraries in the US try to be very protective of people’s privacy, which is why this bit about a library in London asking very personal questions rankles. As in, sexual orientation, HIV status, etc. Anyone know if this can possibly be true?
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Let’s switch to a positive story about libraries, shall we? How about the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who opened libraries in rebel areas of The Philippines?
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Fellow librarians, it’s survey time! What do you do online? Won’t take very long, I promise, and could really help an NJ librarian out.
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A place for every book, and every book in its place. Never was this more true than with this bookshelf!
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Got an important message to get out? Put it on your carpet, like this library did.
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A few images to close with, courtesy of Buzzfeed. And yes, one is definitely Harry Potter-related!

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That’s all for this week, friends. Thanks for reading, and email me if you have any exciting library news to report!

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September 2nd, 2011

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Stranger to the World

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