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When Ray Bradbury Fell In Love With Books

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When I was seven years old, I started going to the library and I took out ten books a week. The librarian looked at me and asked, “What are you doing?” I said, “What do you mean?” And she said, “You can’t possibly read all of those before they are due back.” I said, “Yes, I can.” And I came back the next week for ten more books. In doing so, I told that librarian, politely, to get out of my way and let me happen. That’s what books do. They are the building blocks, the DNA, if you will, of you. Think of everything you have ever read, everything you have ever learned from holding a book in your hands and how that knowledge shaped you and made you who you are today.

 

-Ray Bradbury

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JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy has critics in a muggle of magic metaphors

JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy has critics in a muggle of magic metaphors | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Reviewers can't agree if The Casual Vacancy is literary genius or overwrought tosh, but all quoted the same lines to make a case.

 

-Emma Brockes

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Communication-Jeunesse - Prix Hélène-Charbonneau

« J’ai le privilège d’annoncer officiellement la création du Prix Hélène-Charbonneau, qui sera remis chaque année à l’un ou l’une des responsables de nos Clubs de lecture. Ce prix vise à reconnaître l’engagement de tous ces médiateurs du livre qui ont à cœur de faire connaître aux jeunes la littérature québécoise et canadienne-française pour la jeunesse et de partager avec eux leur passion pour les livres et la lecture. »

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The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Public Launch Party | Library as Incubator Project

The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Public Launch Party | Library as Incubator Project | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The dynamic and innovative Teen Department at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long dabbled in digital media projects and maker crafts with film competitions, music recording programs, gaming tournaments and DIY art projects, but to commit to an ongoing program like The Labs is unprecedented. So why not throw a great big party to spread the word and excite teens around the city?


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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered? Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered? Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Our post-Dewey system, which we’ve affectionately dubbed Metis (after the clever, crafty mother of the Greek god Athena), puts things together in a way that encourages kids to move easily from one idea to another. Zack’s natural and simple segue from paper craft to sewing would probably never have happened with Dewey: it would have entailed a jump from 735 to 646. That’s a big reason why a small but growing number of school and public libraries—from the Perry Branch Library in Gilbert, AZ; and Burke High School in Omaha, NE; to the newly opened Carmel Elementary School in Clarksville, TN; and Darien Library in Connecticut—have ditched Dewey, or at least have escorted the 136-year-old system partway out the door.

 

-By Tali Balas Kaplan, Andrea K. Dolloff, Sue Giffard, and Jennifer Still-Schiff


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What Do The Reviews Say?

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"The Casual Vacancy" reviews are in, and the general consensus seems to be "meh". A few hate it, at least one thinks it a triumph, and the majority seemed to feel that it was flawed but not terrible.

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Le nouveau J.K. Rowling: ce que les critiques en ont pensé

Le nouveau J.K. Rowling: ce que les critiques en ont pensé | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
J.K. ROWLING - Le premier roman pour adultes de J.K.

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7 of the coolest libraries in the world

7 of the coolest libraries in the world | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Introducing some of the most interesting places to read and roam. And yes, they do come with books. How cool can libraries be in an era of iPads and Kindles? More than you think. Only if you know where to go.

 

-Rachel Sang-hee Han @ CNNgo.com

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Macmillan Confirms Ebook Pilot for Libraries

Macmillan Confirms Ebook Pilot for Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Macmillan is working on a pilot project that will test lending of its ebook titles at libraries, the publisher confirmed in a statement to Publisher’s Weekly today. Details of the project remained undisclosed.

 

-Matt Enis @ The Digital Shift

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Les meilleurs livres jeunesse de l’année 2012 selon les libraires du Québec! - Pause Lecture

Dans le cadre du Festival international de la littérature, Catherine Trudeau a dévoilé les lauréats du Prix Jeunesse des libraires du Québec 2012. Trois livres québécois et trois livres hors Québec ont mérité les honneurs pour leur vivacité, leur audace et leur intelligence.


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JK Rowling: 'The worst that can happen is that everyone says, That's shockingly bad'

JK Rowling: 'The worst that can happen is that everyone says, That's shockingly bad' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Harry Potter sold millions and made her one of the richest women in the world. Now JK Rowling has written her first book for grown-ups. But is the magic still there?

 

-Decca Aitkenhead @ The Guardian

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The Canada Council for the Arts announces the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award finalists

The Canada Council for the Arts announces the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award finalists | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Get ready to read the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists. The Canada Council’s peer assessment committees selected this year’s finalists out of approximately 1,700 submitted books, choosing works that tell readers compelling stories about themselves and the world around them.

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Disruptions: Your Brain on E-Books and Smartphone Apps

Disruptions: Your Brain on E-Books and Smartphone Apps | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Modern technology can do strange things to your brain. Just ask the man who tried to turn a magazine page with a finger swipe.

 

-Nick Bilton 

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Crazy Brave- Joy Harjo Found That the Hardest Story to Tell Was Her Own

Crazy Brave- Joy Harjo Found That the Hardest Story to Tell Was Her Own | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"This is my heart. It is a good heart.

Weaves a membrane of mist and fire.

When we speak of love in the flower  world

My heart is close enough to sing to  you

In a language too clumsy

For human words."

—from “This Is My Heart” by Joy Harjo


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News Bites: Register Now For International Games Day and Get Freebies for Your Library | School Library Journal

News Bites: Register Now For International Games Day and Get Freebies for Your Library | School Library Journal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

There are three new sponsors for the event. PopCap is donating copies of their games Bookworm and Bookworm Adventures to the first 2,000 libraries that register. Ravensburger is donating 1,000 copies of its board games, Labyrinth, as well as coupons for $5 off on orders at the Ravensburger online shop. And all of the games on GameTable Online’s site will be available to play for free on that date to encourage everyone to join in the fun.

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Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You | TechCrunch

Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You | TechCrunch | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Google just launched Fieldtrip, a new location-based app that, as the company says, is meant to be “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.”

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Pixabay - Public Domain Images

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Find high quality public domain images or share your own photos with our great community.


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10 Myths About Canadian Copyright Law | copyrightlaws.com

10 Myths About Canadian Copyright Law | copyrightlaws.com | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Does fair use exist in Canada?  Do you have to register a work to be protected by Canadian copyright law?  Does Canada belong to the international treaties on copyright?  Read 10 Myths About Canadian Copyright Law to ensure your knowledge about Canadian copyright law is accurate.

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Building A Storybook House

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Owen immediately started adding what would eventually total 46 clue allusions to children’s stories to the seven room house, starting with the Goodnight Moon room’s red felt rug, green wallpaper and yellow and green striped curtains. Other clues include Paddington Bear’s suitcase, the yellow hat from Curious George, the “long-suffering” fish from The Cat in the Hat, and the escaping Gingerbread Man.

 

-Meredith Schwartz @ Library Journal

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How ‘Silent Spring’ Ignited the Environmental Movement

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“Silent Spring” was published 50 years ago this month. Though she did not set out to do so, Carson influenced the environmental movement as no one had since the 19th century’s most celebrated hermit, Henry David Thoreau, wrote about Walden Pond. “Silent Spring” presents a view of nature compromised by synthetic pesticides, especially DDT. Once these pesticides entered the biosphere, Carson argued, they not only killed bugs but also made their way up the food chain to threaten bird and fish populations and could eventually sicken children. Much of the data and case studies that Carson drew from weren’t new; the scientific community had known of these findings for some time, but Carson was the first to put them all together for the general public and to draw stark and far-reaching conclusions. In doing so, Carson, the citizen-scientist, spawned a revolution.       

 

-Eliza Griswold @ NYTimes.com

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Macmillan invente un modèle de prêt d'ebooks en bibliothèque

Macmillan invente un modèle de prêt d'ebooks en bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Tandis que les acteurs du Big Six préparent des pourparlers avec les bibliothécaires cette semaine à New York, l'éditeur Macmillan a annoncé ce lundi un nouveau projet pilote destiné aux bibliothèques. Celui-ci concerne le développement du prêt de livres numériques, mais les détails restent à ce jour confidentiels. Rien n'a filtré quant à un éventuel partenariat avec Overdrive ou sur le procédé de distribution.


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Always In Stitches at Abington Community Library | Library as Incubator Project

Always In Stitches at Abington Community Library | Library as Incubator Project | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When we first put a call out for library-incubated quilters on the site, I was delighted to connect with Leah Rudolph, Library Director for the Abington Community Library in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and to learn about Always In Stitches, the quilting group her library hosts regularly. Always In Stitches not only uses the library space as a studio, but also contributes to a wide variety of community outreach and education initiatives, making this program a perfect example of the Library-as-Incubator!

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