April 16, 2014
todaysdocument:

In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!
Happy National Bookmobile Day!

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

todaysdocument:

In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!

Happy National Bookmobile Day!

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

(via libraryjournal)

April 15, 2014
thedanaash:

outofprintclothing:

Introducing the Library Collection! Celebrate #NationalLibraryWeek with our expanded collection of totes, shirts, phone case and pouches!In addition, we are donating a portion of sales this week to help a Queens-based public school get a fully functional library!Shop and show your love for libraries here: http://goo.gl/9DlnaD

So I bought something from this collection because I’m a sucker for library/book related clothing even though I am totally broke. But I’m a grown adult, so whatever, why explain myself to you?
But here’s the thing. I can’t help but be a little annoyed when companies (especially large ones that are worth millions -gurl, you know who you are) have library related clothing and then like, don’t do anything to help libraries. Do you really love libraries all that much or are you just profiting on the fact that mad people have serious old library nostalgia right now? Libraries are busier than ever yet our funds are in a sad state. I know they aren’t obligated to donate a damn thing, but these are my feelings regardless.
So look! Here is a company that, in addition to donating a book to a community in need whenever you buy something when it’s not National Library Week, is actually giving money to a library when you buy library things (or anything) from their site. Is it the most perfect thing ever? I am sure some librarians will find something wrong with it because librarians on the internet love to ruin good efforts without doing anything good themselves, but it’s an awesome start.
Anyway I just wrote 3 paragraphs about buying a damn t-shirt so I’m done now. Good job, Out of Print.

thedanaash:

outofprintclothing:

Introducing the Library Collection! 

Celebrate #NationalLibraryWeek with our expanded collection of totes, shirts, phone case and pouches!

In addition, we are donating a portion of sales this week to help a Queens-based public school get a fully functional library!

Shop and show your love for libraries here: http://goo.gl/9DlnaD

So I bought something from this collection because I’m a sucker for library/book related clothing even though I am totally broke. But I’m a grown adult, so whatever, why explain myself to you?

But here’s the thing. I can’t help but be a little annoyed when companies (especially large ones that are worth millions -gurl, you know who you are) have library related clothing and then like, don’t do anything to help libraries. Do you really love libraries all that much or are you just profiting on the fact that mad people have serious old library nostalgia right now? Libraries are busier than ever yet our funds are in a sad state. I know they aren’t obligated to donate a damn thing, but these are my feelings regardless.

So look! Here is a company that, in addition to donating a book to a community in need whenever you buy something when it’s not National Library Week, is actually giving money to a library when you buy library things (or anything) from their site. Is it the most perfect thing ever? I am sure some librarians will find something wrong with it because librarians on the internet love to ruin good efforts without doing anything good themselves, but it’s an awesome start.

Anyway I just wrote 3 paragraphs about buying a damn t-shirt so I’m done now. Good job, Out of Print.

April 14, 2014
Looking for contributions!

lismicroaggressions:

This site is definitely a work in progress so excuse us while we work out the kinks. In the meantime, if you’re a POC librarian, archivist, library school student, or information professional who has an experience with microaggressions in the field, please consider contributing your story!

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April 14, 2014

ignisaquaterraaeris:

I fantasize about student debt forgiveness.

(via asthedaysgobylifehappenss)

April 13, 2014
"It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding."

Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

April 13, 2014

entropielunaire:

A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore

For many, reading a good book can be a religious experience, but this new bookstore in Zwolle, The Netherlands takes that idea to a whole new level. Architects BK. Architecten were tasked with converting this 15th century Dominican church into a modern bookstore with the addition of 700 square meters of shopping space. But there was one major catch: all the historical elements of the 547-year-old building including stained glass windows, pipe organ, ceiling paintings and expansive arches had to remain intact.

Incredibly, BK. Architecten managed to add three levels of retail space to the side wings of the church in a manner that the entire structure can one day be removed in order to restore the church to its original design. In addition only three colors of building materials were used to mimic the existing palette of the cathedral’s interior to further ensure that the bookstore would pay reverence to the original space.

Waanders in de Broeren opened earlier this summer and you can see many more views on the architect’swebsite. Photos by Joop van Putten and Hans Westerink. If you liked this you might also enjoy reading about a Walmart being converted into the largest single-story library in the United States. (via Arch Daily)

(via minimallywiththetimes)

April 11, 2014

The Library of Congress has made a ton of images available of women working during WWII — actual real-life riveting Rosies. You can see a bunch more at Stuff Mom Never Told You.

(Source: bigfatfeminist, via silencewhippersnapper)

April 8, 2014

flavorpill:

Proving that preppy style and well educated women are two things that will always be in vogue

‘Seven Sisters Style’: Vintage Photos of Women’s Collegiate Fashion

April 7, 2014
pickeringtonlibrary:

clpteens:

 


need for divergent muppets





We would see that movie.

pickeringtonlibrary:

clpteens:

 

need for divergent muppets

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We would see that movie.

(Source: mommunist)

April 5, 2014
gasoline-station:

Christa & Volker Kraft Trim Tree With 10,000 Easter Eggs
Picture: German pensioner Volker Kraft decorates an apple tree with Easter eggs in the garden of his summer house, in the eastern German town of Saalfeld on Wednesday. Every year since 1965 Volker and his wife Christa spend up to two weeks decorating the tree with their collection of 10,000 colorful hand-painted Easter eggs in preparation for Easter celebrations.        
© Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters - Source

gasoline-station:

Christa & Volker Kraft Trim Tree With 10,000 Easter Eggs

Picture: German pensioner Volker Kraft decorates an apple tree with Easter eggs in the garden of his summer house, in the eastern German town of Saalfeld on Wednesday. Every year since 1965 Volker and his wife Christa spend up to two weeks decorating the tree with their collection of 10,000 colorful hand-painted Easter eggs in preparation for Easter celebrations.        

© Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters - Source

(via darkryemag)

April 4, 2014

thelifeguardlibrarian:

21stgoddamncentury:

Today I heard someone say “.org” with a soft g.

Dot orj.

no

April 2, 2014
"I’m all for the complexity of Faulkner, but not for the confusion."

William Styron (via theparisreview)

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April 2, 2014
hipsterenglishteacher:

such image  very williams much poem

hipsterenglishteacher:

such image
very williams
much poem

April 2, 2014
entertainmentweekly:

GUYS, ELEANOR & PARK IS GONNA BE A MOVIE.
AND RAINBOW ROWELL IS WRITING THE SCREENPLAY.
GUYS THIS IS ALL CAPS NEWS GUYS.

Yay! Yay! Yay!

entertainmentweekly:

GUYS, ELEANOR & PARK IS GONNA BE A MOVIE.

AND RAINBOW ROWELL IS WRITING THE SCREENPLAY.

GUYS THIS IS ALL CAPS NEWS GUYS.

Yay! Yay! Yay!

April 1, 2014
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thelifeguardlibrarian:

So I just caught up on Colbert from last night (#cancelcolbert is another convo) and I’m listening to him and Biz Stone talk about Stone’s new Jelly App which Stone created as a new approach asking questions and getting answers (he even said something along the…

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