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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
- C. S. Lewis (via lyssahumana)

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28 08/14
slightlyignorant:

So true.
28 08/14

bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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(via teenlibrariantoolbox)

28 08/14
28 08/14

quarterquellorg:

BRAND NEW Mockingjay - Part 1 Character Posters

(Source: Wired)

28 08/14

breakdancin:

The Music of Eleanor and Park - {Listen}

The music described in Eleanor and Park, from beginning to end. 
"I just want to break that song into pieces and love them all to death" -Eleanor 

Thank you, Rainbow Rowell for this beautiful book.

(via gtpubliclibrary)

25 08/14
sslibrarianship:

WHERE CAN I GET THIS

sslibrarianship:

WHERE CAN I GET THIS

(Source: br4tze)

25 08/14
25 08/14
25 08/14

When you read a review of a favorite book written by someone who didn’t like it:

25 08/14
ellietheoverlander:

Basically superheroes.

ellietheoverlander:

Basically superheroes.

(Source: longshankstumblarian, via novelistra)

25 08/14

kingdomsareclay:

Upcoming Book to Movie Adaptions:

The Giver by Lois Lowry→August 15, 2014

If I Stay by Gayle Forman→August 22, 2014

The Maze Runner by James Dashner→September 19, 2014

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern→October 24, 2014

Kingsman: The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons→October 24, 2014

(via gtpubliclibrary)

22 08/14
plainfieldlibrary:

Have summer reading?  Make it count & log your pages for primary education!  
World Education’s #Pages4Progress campaign began by asking readers around the world to read 20,015 total pages (in recognition of the 2015 deadline for the UN’s Millenium Development Goal #2 to reach universal primary education) in time for September 8th, 2014—International Literacy Day.
With over 700 contributors and counting in just the first 10 days, they’ve surpassed that goal.  Help World Education and #Pages4Progress meet its new, ambitious goal (2,000,015 pages by September 8) by logging your summer reading pages here!

plainfieldlibrary:

Have summer reading?  Make it count & log your pages for primary education!  

World Education’s #Pages4Progress campaign began by asking readers around the world to read 20,015 total pages (in recognition of the 2015 deadline for the UN’s Millenium Development Goal #2 to reach universal primary education) in time for September 8th, 2014—International Literacy Day.

With over 700 contributors and counting in just the first 10 days, they’ve surpassed that goal.  Help World Education and #Pages4Progress meet its new, ambitious goal (2,000,015 pages by September 8) by logging your summer reading pages here!

22 08/14
decaturpubliclibrary:

pickeringtonlibrary:

Almost time for weekend reading! 
{Source}

Oh yeah!! I’m so ready!

decaturpubliclibrary:

pickeringtonlibrary:

Almost time for weekend reading! 

{Source}

Oh yeah!! I’m so ready!

22 08/14
22 08/14