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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?
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.

Stars are just like us, with bookshelves and everything. Check out some home libraries of the rich and famous. (Thanks, Sara!)
Times are tough, but that is no excuse for librarians to be turning to drugs. Breaking Bad is fiction, but this story is not!
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?
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?
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.

A place for every book, and every book in its place. Never was this more true than with this bookshelf!
Got an important message to get out? Put it on your carpet, like this library did.
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

Stranger to the World


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