September 28, 2019
September 27, 2019
..."the library’s onsite 26-room B&B" that first caught our attention.
Perhaps it was merely the title of the Smithsonian Magazine article:
Regardless. We're smitten.
Want to learn how you, too, can spend the night in a library?
September 26, 2019
September 25, 2019
September 24, 2019
Because we're in the midst of Banned Books Week, we thought you all might be interested in this two minute video by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom:
Then? Go check out George, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, Captain Underpants, Junie B. Jones, The Hate U Give, Drama, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Tintin, Brave New World, The Catcher in the Rye, The Satanic Verses...
Posted by Lucy at 11:34 AM
September 22, 2019
"When priceless texts began disappearing from a seventh-century hilltop abbey, the police were mystified. They were even more befuddled when they finally caught the culprit...He was our Arsène Lupin.”
Who WAS this mystery man??
September 21, 2019
September 20, 2019
(you should be reading that with your movie trailer voice)
... of books set in worlds without books.
Here are four books that have no books in them. Once you're done, go over to your TBR pile and give it a gentle little thank-you caress. Because, thankfully, we DON'T live in a world without books.
Posted by Lucy at 9:00 AM
September 19, 2019
Go on, guess.
Here's a hint: it was established in 1646.
Here's a visual hint:
Raise your hand if you knew that. Now raise your other hand and
high five yourself, you smartypants, you.
Posted by Lucy at 3:38 PM
September 17, 2019
September 16, 2019
We just found out there's a website called Reading With Austen that digitally recreates the library at Godmersham Park, Jane Austen's brother's estate. You can explore the library as Jane Austen might've seen it and look at photos of the very editions she might have handled.
Janeites, how cool is this??
Posted by Lucy at 10:59 AM
September 15, 2019
September 14, 2019
Tonga, a small South Pacific kingdom has a 99% literacy rate and is full of avid readers. The problem? They didn't have a single "catalogued library system, allowing books to be issued and loaned out to members of the public."
Posted by Lucy at 10:31 AM
September 13, 2019
September 12, 2019
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September 5, 2019
Did you know that Beatrix Potter originally wanted her Peter Rabbit books to be small for children's hands but that publishers wanted them to be bigger and, therefore, more expensive? "Potter refused, explaining that she would rather make two or three books costing one shilling each than one big book because 'little rabbits cannot afford to spend six shillings on one book, and would never buy it.' In December 1901, she self-published The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The 250 copies sold out in a few months..."
Here are more interesting facts about your favorite bunny.
September 4, 2019
We are so excited to share that the Jones Library has been selected to be a part of the Big Y Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.
Posted by Lucy at 2:47 PM