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iworkatapubliclibrary:

In the Lost & Found.
Apr 11, 2014 / 79 notes

iworkatapubliclibrary:

In the Lost & Found.

5hit-happ3ns:
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maxpower1324:

*Nerdgasm*

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sociapathy:

luckydicekirby:

sass-master-jack-frost:

I have never wanted to know why so bad in my entire life

i assume this is why

CLICK THAT LINK


As someone who has been working in a public library since 1993…I can vouch that this pretty already happens in small doses…without the presence of Oreo cookies.
Jun 29, 2013 / 269,495 notes

sociapathy:

luckydicekirby:

sass-master-jack-frost:

I have never wanted to know why so bad in my entire life

i assume this is why

CLICK THAT LINK

As someone who has been working in a public library since 1993…I can vouch that this pretty already happens in small doses…without the presence of Oreo cookies.

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brieweezy:

Undeterred by recent bombings, London residents visit what’s left of a library during World War II.
Jun 2, 2013 / 1,351 notes

brieweezy:

Undeterred by recent bombings, London residents visit what’s left of a library during World War II.

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Jun 1, 2013 / 1 note

Summer Reading Kick Off at the Louisville Free Public Library!! Build Your Brain!!!

libraryjournal:

mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

Esther Walls (b. 1926 in Mason City, IA) was a librarian and literacy advocate. Among other things, she served as director of the US Secretariat for International Book Year in 1972, worked at NYPL, and was associate director of libraries at SUNY Stony Brook for over a decade.
Her papers are part of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries, and you can find a bunch of digitized stuff in the Iowa Digital Library. (I recommend you look through the images — I had a hard time picking just one pic, because she was way photogenic.)

Another superb submission to MDL by KellyMcE.
May 15, 2013 / 56 notes

libraryjournal:

mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

Esther Walls (b. 1926 in Mason City, IA) was a librarian and literacy advocate. Among other things, she served as director of the US Secretariat for International Book Year in 1972, worked at NYPL, and was associate director of libraries at SUNY Stony Brook for over a decade.

Her papers are part of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries, and you can find a bunch of digitized stuff in the Iowa Digital Library(I recommend you look through the images — I had a hard time picking just one pic, because she was way photogenic.)

Another superb submission to MDL by KellyMcE.

Apr 16, 2013 / 35,488 notes

instagram:

The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” -Ray Bradbury

For centuries, books have housed the collective knowledge of the world and formed the foundations of educational institutions. Given that these objects that contain such value, it only makes sense that throughout history people have constructed beautiful buildings to house them.

We put together a list of some of the most beautiful libraries as captured by Instagrammers around the world. For more photos from these architectural wonders, check out their linked location pages below.

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I would like to see a librarian on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine,” Porcaro says. “I want to see a librarian on Jersey Shore, in Kanye West’s entourage, and on the coaching staff of the New York Jets. I want to see the first librarian elected President of the United States. Don’t forget, Casanova was a librarian.

Librarian (and LJ Mover & Shaker) JP Porcaro quoted in Emily Temple’s10 of the Coolest Librarians Alive

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JP!

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Mar 27, 2013 / 115 notes
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livefromthenypl:

Love in the library, anyone? Just try to stay away from the overdue fines. From Sophie Blackall’s Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found, an illustrated compilation of the often evocative posts found in Craigslist’s “Missed Connections.” (via Brain Pickings)
Feb 26, 2013 / 42 notes

livefromthenypl:

Love in the library, anyone? Just try to stay away from the overdue fines. From Sophie Blackall’s Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found, an illustrated compilation of the often evocative posts found in Craigslist’s “Missed Connections.” (via Brain Pickings)

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Jan 27, 2013 / 119,443 notes

darkjez:

this is actually exactly how I feel about public libraries

Jan 26, 2013 / 2,701 notes
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explore-blog:

Excerpt from a larger infographic on America’s 100 largest libraries by the numbers. And yet the future of libraries hangs in precarious balance as important decisions need to be made.
Complement with this infographic on the state of public libraries circa 1946.
Dec 13, 2012 / 924 notes

explore-blog:

Excerpt from a larger infographic on America’s 100 largest libraries by the numbers. And yet the future of libraries hangs in precarious balance as important decisions need to be made.

Complement with this infographic on the state of public libraries circa 1946.

(via menaturally)