Spike the Lawrence Public Library Board Cat relaxes with a book. You can follow Spike on Twitter for updates about all things related to books, cats, and what’s happening at Lawrence Public Library, keep up with cute cat pictures on his Instagram, and see what he’s reading, watching, and listening to in the new catalog, Bibliocommons

Teens today are coming of age in an environment saturated with social media, so it’s no surprise it’s featured prominently in the plots of many young adult novels. Explore a list of all the ways teen use of social media is portrayed in young adult literature in this booklist from YALSA’s The Hub. 

Our ‘like, try, why’ graphics for teens have been so popular, we’re going to be making them for adults and children’s books too! 

If you’re looking for great lunch time reading material, a short story collection is perfect for enjoying in bite-size chunks. 

Find the books on this list as well as other short story collections in the catalog

We’ve seen a spike in interest in Dead Poet’s Society since the unfortunate passing of Robin Williams. For those of you on the waiting list for the movie (we ordered more copies last week) check out this Dead Poet’s Society Reading List for books mentioned in the movie. 

We’ve seen a spike in interest in Dead Poet’s Society since the unfortunate passing of Robin Williams. For those of you on the waiting list for the movie (we ordered more copies last week) check out this Dead Poet’s Society Reading List for books mentioned in the movie. 

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series SPECIAL with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s BookDragon! If you liked Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children, try The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina because both feature outcast children with special powers running from evil, and violent enemies who don’t understand that erasing diversity in the world is a very, very bad thing. Click here for BookDragon review. 

My boyfriend has been to the new library twice without me, and I haven't been able to go yet. :[
lawrencepubliclibrary lawrencepubliclibrary Said:

Stop by soon! We’re open 9-9p Mondays through Thursday, until 7pm Fridays, 9-6p Saturday and noon-6p Sundays.

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“Is she cheerful? Has she a knowledge of books? Are her vibrations pleasant?”

A vintage guide to becoming a librarian.

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

Robin Williams ( July 21st 1951 - August 11th 2014)

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BLOOKS = Objects made in the emulation of books

The word “Blook” first surfaced as a word in 2001 when Jeff Jarvis coined it to represent a printed book derived from a blog. In 2006 the word was short-listed  for inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary and was a runner-up for Word of the Year.

Now, thanks to Mindell Dubansky, it has a new meaning: objects made in the emulation of books, either by hand or commercial manufacture.

Dubansky, who is head of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Book Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,  is waving the BLOOK flag on a new blog devoted to these bookish gems.

All over the world, for hundreds of years, people have been making, collecting and presenting book-objects that reflect their devotion and respect for books and for each other. There are countless examples; they include bars, cameras, radios, banks, toys, memorials, food tins, desk accessories, book safes, musical instruments, magic tricks, furniture and jewelry.

Amazing stuff. For those who need more Blook’s in their life I have started a Pinterest board to chronicle these delightful objects.

Dubansky’s blog - About Blooks

NY Times piece - Collecting Books That Are Just Covers

We’re not sure how we feel about the word blook, but these are some pretty cool book-like objects.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
The library previously had a box to return damaged CDs to. Do you still have that somewhere, or is there an alternate arrangement?
lawrencepubliclibrary lawrencepubliclibrary Said:

We don’t have the box anymore. If a CD or DVD needs repair, drop it at the accounts desk!