Two Belgian professors decided to run bacteriology and toxicology tests on the 10 most popular books in the Antwerp library. The results? All 10 had traces of cocaine, but only Fifty Shades of Grey tested positive for traces of the herpes virus. The professors say the amount of virus found was so minimal that it poses no risk to public health — but it’s still undeniably gross. — NPR Book News
No words can describe this display.
30 Things Librarians Love -
All the things.
Officially graduated from novice to seasoned #librarian I wear danskos with everything. #librarianwardrobe
I’m writing my second grant—first grant for the LGBT Raleigh Library. Tips and encouragement needed!
Illinois Library Comes Under Fire | American Libraries Magazine -
This is terrifying. Especially since the challenges are coming from people outside of the library’s community.
Story Time Online: Animations by Todd Frei | Library as Incubator Project
On Book Riot, I have a post up about finding libraries in unexpected places. In it, I look at a series of twists on the bookmobile, which took libraries to surprising places. There are libraries in supermarkets, libraries in vending machines, libraries on donkeys, and more.
Check it out.
"During the Great Depression, as part of an effort to boost employment for women, the Works Progress Administration funded the Pack Horse Library Project of Eastern Kentucky, which sent women out on horseback to deliver books to parts of the Cumberland Mountains inaccessible to cars and trucks."
—Definitely click the link to read this one in full.
I had never heard about this before. Super interesting.
100 Books That Will Make You a Smarter, More Attractive, and Generally More Interesting Young Adult
Great list for all adults.
The Willard Library
Parmly Billings Library
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
Blanche Skiff Ross Memorial Library
The Saline County Library
Peoria Public Library
Houston Public Library
The Phoenixville Public Library
Scottsdale Public Library