Category Archives: Reading

It’s Not Either/Or

Libraries don’t have to (and shouldn’t) choose between being a library or a “makerspace.” They are both!

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How’d You Do?

How did you do on this list of 21 Books from the Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read?

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It’s Hot

It’s July, it’s summer, and it’s hot here in the Midwest. Some say “warm,” but I say hot.

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In Honor of Mothers Everywhere

Just sharing this from Huffington Post, one day late for Mother’s Day.

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Millennials and Reading–Who Knew?

Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are those born roughly during the early 1980s to the early 2000s. They are digital natives, who grew up surrounded by much of the technology that people like me (baby boomers) have encountered, learned … Continue reading

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Exploring My “Neighborhood”

Today’s assignment in the Blogging 101 course I’m taking is to “be a good neighbor” by exploring some other blogs in the WordPress Reader, and to comment on some blogs I haven’t commented on before. During my exploring earlier this … Continue reading

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The Pew Research Center recently published 7 Surprises About Libraries in Our Surveys, in which they share “some surprising facts about what Americans think of libraries and the way they use them.” I think you’ll find the list interesting, and … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t I Know about World Book Night?

Today a friend was giving me a tour of her very busy branch library. And then she told me about World Book Night.  What?  Something about World Book Encyclopedia?  A night somehow dedicated to the encyclopedia?  No, no, silly!! World … Continue reading

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Are Guys Using Your Public Library?

Do you struggle to bring boys into the library and get them excited about libraries and books?  You may find helpful info in the American Libraries article Connect Guys With Books. It is the story of how the New Albany–Floyd … Continue reading

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