The librarian in the tuna casserole.
The librarian in the tuna casserole.
"If you feel … that well-read people are less likely to be evil, and a world full of people sitting quietly with good books in their hands is preferable to world filled with schisms and sirens and other noisy and troublesome things, then every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, ‘The world is quiet here,’ as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good."Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope (via for-beatrice-forever-ago)
I wanted to share this with all of you . Today of all days, I visited the Library and found not one but two John Green books, inside one of these books (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) I found these lovely sticky note affirmations. it made my day and I will certainly be sending my own sticky note when I finish the book.
A Presidential love letter to Libraries during National Library Week. Pictured here is President Ford’s 1976 message honoring libraries and librarians.
“In the finest American tradition, our public libraries offer all our citizens a chance to improve themselves and to broaden their horizons.”
-from the Ford Presidential Library
Lots of villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind.
“About ten days after the troops entered [Basra], the library was completely burnt down. We carried about 30,000 books to the restaurant and to our homes. Then, we transferred them from the restaurant to our homes in my own car and in cars belonging to the employees. Most of these books and manuscripts were rare and important ones. Regrettably, we lost a lot of books in the fire,” she said.
Our thanks to fellow book lovers at Feiwel & Friends for sharing such a great quote. Bonus points that the great quote is from Nathan Fillion!
Source: Unshelved, 8/23/03
YOU’RE OVERDUE BITCH
If anyone knows where this meme comes from, I’d love a link.
"Libraries have also served as community hubs, places where the curious, the scholarly, and the intellectually excitable could gather in the company of one another, surrounded by untold information-wealth…"
Wise words from Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow.
(we particularly enjoyed that he facepalmed an imaginary Mr. Blowhard, who believes the Internet has replaced the Library)
7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries
With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;
- Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
- University Club Library – New York City
- Admont Abbey Library – Austria
- Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
- Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
- Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa
Click on the photo to see it full size. Support your local library, kids.
A book of my cartoons will be out in late April.
London readers continue to browse at a bombed-out library, WWII.
“My local library branch started doing this “Blind Date with a Book” thing, thought you guys might like it. The shelf was full when we got there, but was like this as we were leaving. The books are wrapped in paper and have different designs on them, and then a few words vaguely describing the subject matter of the book. Things like “Drama”, “Plot Twists”, “espionage”, etc. The only thing exposed on the book is the barcode that you use to scan the book out. I thought it was a pretty cool idea.”