Six trustees booted from the board of the scandal-scarred Queens public library sued Friday to get their positions back, calling their ouster a 'brazen and unconstitutional power grab' by the borough’s president.
Amid the many hidden treasures in the New York Public Library is a huge collection of hand-typed reviews of children's books. Librarians wrote the reviews to assess the quality of the book collection—and, since they were exclusively for internal use, their opinions were brutally candid. Read more...
From Quartz. "One hundred years before post-millennial parents were deeming Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs inappropriate for young vegans, the children’s librarians of the New York Public Library kept a card catalog of hand-typedShow More Summary
Many public libraries have summer reading programs. Does yours? Please comment belowto let us know how it's going/gone... From My Eastern Shore Maryland: STEVENSVILLE — Whoever said summer reading is a drag hasn't been to the Queen Anne's Public Library this summer. Show More Summary
Prolific romance novel author and Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur Danielle Steel lives in a public library limestone manse up on Washington Street, but because she doesn't like to draw attention to...
Gina Sheridan's I Work at a Public Library is a collection of true, weird experiences that public librarians have had with patrons. I read parts of the book out loud to Carla last night and we both chuckled. Read the rest
From Melville House: Every so often, a book is returned to the library so late, it makes headlines. The due date of the sad book in this particular headline was August 17, 1959. The New York Public Library recently received a copy of Ideal Marriage by Th.H. Show More Summary
The Live From the NYPL season will include appearances by novelists and scholars, as well as George Clinton, the Parliament-Funkadelic mastermind.
by Jia Tolentino The book is called Ideal Marriage: Its Physiology and Technique, and a librarian named (delightfully) Billy Parrott wrote about its late return at the NYPL's blog; the copy of Ideal Marriage was due August 1959, and was mailed from Arizona last year with an note: We found this book amongst my late brother-in-law's things. Show More Summary
The Library of Congress has publicly released the 29th president's steamy descriptions of his penis, Jerry
Practical Muskrat Raising Dailey 1954 Submitter: I don’t know how this escaped being weeded before, but it was probably due to its slim size (only 130 pages) and pristine condition (never checked out!). We’re a public library in a fairly rural area where muskrats are a native species, so topics like trapping might be of interest, […]
Such as: is it actually any different from a public library? The post How Will Kindle Unlimited lmpact The Publishing Industry? A Thorough Investigation appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Those predicting the demise of public libraries aren't reading closely enough.
Excerpt: “I’m enough of a realist to assume that consumers will gravitate to the cheapest, most convenient source of content, whether that’s Amazon or the public library,” said Jimmy Thomas, executive director of Colorado’s Marmot Library Network. Show More Summary
There are enough articles on the “myth of peak oil” floating around the Internet to fill a book; and there are enough books on the subject to fill a small library. One of the common threads throughout these publications is their lack...Show More Summary
The New York Public Library recently received an extremely tardy return—54 years after it was originally due. Even better, it was a how-to on sexual satisfaction in marriage. Heavens to Betsy! Read more...
1. "Life (Itself) with Roger Ebert": A wonderful blog post about Roger's legacy from a writer credited as "Richard" at the Vaughn Public Libraries' For Your Leisure blog. “His voice was informative – yet both supportive and biting. I...Show More Summary
I was excited to see this new Little Free Library right by the children's playground in the biggest public park in my city, until I saw the blatant commercial advertising on three sides of it (which I'm choosing not to show because I'm not being paid, nor would I want to be, to promote that commercial message). Show More Summary
The Passing of Robin Hood, N.C. Wyeth On Wikimedia Commons. If I’m reading the Brandywine River Museum’s N.C. Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné correctly, the original is in the New York Public Library. The illustration is from The Adventures of Robin Hood by Paul Cheswick and N.C. Wyeth. The full edition can be found used; but you […]
Expect a digitized, interactive archive of D.C. punk sometime next summer. [ more › ]