America’s Most Unique Libraries: http://ow.ly/yExwl 

America’s Most Unique Libraries: http://ow.ly/yExwl 

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Would you join a private library?

Would you join a private library?

Tags: libraries

INGENIOUS!!

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A trio of students from the Miami Ad School—Max Pilwat, Keri Tan and Ferdi Rodriguez—have came up with an innovative concept that allows people to read the first ten pages of popular books while riding the subway. 

Using near field communications (NFC) technology, commuters select the desired book from a list of popular titles and read its first ten pages—upon finishing, the reader will be informed of the closest library location from which they can pick up and read the rest of the book. 

This is a simple but ingenious idea that can be adopted and adapted to encourage reading in the 21st century, when new technology is changing the way we consume books. 

Book Deal of the Day!

wooo! 

rachelfershleiser:

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean’s THE LIBRARY BOOK, a love letter to an endangered institution, exploring their history, their people, their meaning, and their future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world, told through the lens of the author’s quest to solve a crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out in 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying 400,000 books, and why?

I cannot WAIT for this book!

How to save a public library: make it a seed bank. (via NPR)

How to save a public library: make it a seed bank. (via NPR)


 Milwaukee Public Library’s Brilliant Ad Campaign

Bravo, Milwaukee.
"I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’ve been librarian-ing for about a week now, and I think a nice drink might do me good.

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

TGIF!