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Entries in libraries (10)


My two fav. things in life are libraries & bicycles. Both move people forward without wasting anything. - P. Golkin

In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week, here's one of my favourite quotes about libraries, from Peter Golkin.

Click the image above or this link for a free, print-ready version.


On Libraries and Bicycles

"My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. Both move people forward without wasting anything." - Peter Golkin.


Libraries Inspire: October is Canadian Library Month!


Writers and Libraries: An Ame Dyckman Quote

A while back, I interviewed children's book author Ame Dyckman about her writing process. If you haven't read it yet, you should! I loved her quote about libraries so much that I decided to turn it into an illustration. :-)

Edit: Thanks to Ame for giving me permission to turn this into a print-ready PDF poster!


Seattle Public Library sets world record for longest book domino chain

After seven hours and five attempts, volunteers from the Seattle Public Library and local residents set up a total of 2,131 books to break the world record for the longest book domino chain. The event kicked off the library's Summer Reading Program.

Thanks to the Seattle Public LibraryBook Patrol and King5.com for the info.)


Comedian Librarian Meredith Myers Offers Musical Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe

In a Baltimore Post Examiner article, librarian Meredith Myers says she created literary parody song "The Raven Is Hard To Handle" to honor Edgar Allan Poe as well as promote libraries. Fun video with a great message at the end!

You can find out more about Meredith in her website, StandUpLibrarian.com.


My National Library Week Drawing


National Library Week: April 8-14, 2012


Comic: Library Theft

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The Old Spice Guy Praises Libraries and Books (VIDEO)