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Tank Bookmobile Is a Weapon of Mass Instruction

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Raul Lemesoff converted a 1979 Ford Falcon into an open air bookmobile. He drives it around Buenos Aires, offering books to anyone who wants them. The Weapon of Mass Instruction, as Lemesoff calls it, promotes “peace through literature.” Lemesoff has already driven it to remote regions of Argentina and hopes to expand the project into other nations.

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Teen readers choose wide-range of novels

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AMHERST – Reading is back. “They’re reading everything,” said Amherst Regional High School librarian Jan Matthews. “Teenagers are reading a really wide range of genres.” Matthews was surprised at the diverse range of books that made the final list of 10 novels in the Teen Readers Choice Award contest being put on by the Chignecto Central Regional School Board.

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Authors read Dr. Seuss' One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Choose your Seuss! Join authors Kevin O'Leary, Ami McKay, and Erin Morgenstern as they celebrate love of reading with Dr. Seuss' One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

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Kidsreads.com -- Cool New Books

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February’s roundup of Cool New Books includes ISLAND OF SHADOWS, the beginning of the second Seekers arc from Erin Hunter, which finds the three bears facing new challenges as they begin their journey home through the wilderness and struggle to find their way with no one to guide them; FANCY NANCY AND THE MERMAID BALLET by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, which follows Nancy’s struggle to bring fancy flair to her disappointing role as a tree in her upcoming dance show; PENNY AND HER SONG, Kevin Henkes’s latest picture book that introduces readers to Penny, who wants to sing her really wonderful song...

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Tween Patrons Get Library Space and Programs of Their Own

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As the word "tween" becomes more common, this age group is gaining its own special status with librarians. A typical tween is long past the point of reading picture books, but perhaps not quite ready to hang with teens while texting on her iPhone. Tweens are also way too old to come with their moms to a story hour—but too young to get to an after-school hangout on their own. That makes local libraries the perfect place for this budding generation—but they need to want to come to them. And they need to feel that the activities, and even the spaces, are designed with tweens in mind.

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Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday!

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"Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday! Here's an app you can use on any iOS device to make The Lorax TALK! It's just FUN and FREE!" http://appsforipads.net/


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APA Announces Audie Award Nominees

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Alright, audiobook heads, listen up! The Audio Publishers Association (APA) recently announced the contenders for the 2012 Audie Awards. I was pleased to see a few titles that were listed on LJ’s Best Audiobooks of 2011, like Tina Fey’s Bossypants, which is nominated in several categories; The King’s Speech; and, my personal fav, Black Mask Stories, Vol. 1: Doors in the Dark and Other Stories.

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Books for Dudes: The Good Guys, the Bad Guys, and the Ugly Guys in Six Suspenseful New Novels

Books for Dudes: The Good Guys, the Bad Guys, and the Ugly Guys in Six Suspenseful New Novels | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

To those who resist “new” books: I urge you, try these. Sure, you could stick with the completely enjoyable work of an established writer—say, Howard Swindle (Doin’ Dirty, Jitter Joint, etc), whose protagonist, Dallas cop and recovering alcoholic Jeb Quinlin, goes rogue, taking down international drug traffickers and criminal kingpins. Does the suspenseful writing blur the line between bad guys and good guys? Yes. In the audio version, does Richard Ferrone give his trademark gritty, cigarette-stained performance? Yes. (Same as he does in his readings of Lawrence Block’s books, or any of his audiobook performances you’re lucky enough to hear). But mightn’t you also like a book about the scuzzy urban landscape in near-future Ireland? Or a distressingly believable tale about a vinegary marriage? Or maybe an engaging retelling of the life of Sir William Wallace—not only hanged but also drawn and quartered? Sure you would!

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Facebook Timeline: 5 things admins should know (update)

Facebook Timeline: 5 things admins should know (update) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The new feature rolled out on Wednesday, and many community managers are scrambling to wrap their heads around it. Let us help.

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Mariage homo : Le marchand de jouets Toys ‘R' Us tombe dans un gay pied

Un million de mères crient au scandale. Hier, nous nous demandions s'il était encore possible de rire de tout. (voir notre actualitté) L'Association Américaine pour la Famille vient de nous donner une réponse indirecte en exigeant le retrait d'un numéro du comic-book Life with Archie des présentoirs des magasins Toys 'R' Us. La raison ? Un des personnages, Kevin Keller, se marie. Avec un homme. Ensemble.

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Bookstores on the rise at local libraries

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QUINCY — It’s Saturday afternoon, and the bookstore is buzzing. Young mothers snap up picture books for less than the price of a cup of coffee. A health coach thumbs through the latest book by Andrew Weil. The arms of an avid fiction reader sag under a stack of paperbacks. “The price is perfect. This place is a gift,’’ said Ellen Murphy, 60, of Quincy, as she perused selections of gently used books at the shop that opened last fall in the Thomas Crane Public Library. Brick-and-mortar bookstores are closing faster than you can say “Kindle Fire.’’ But from Worcester to Truro, bookstores are resurfacing in an unexpected place: the town library.

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Toronto Public Library Board Decides to Go Ahead with Advertising Plans

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At its meeting last night, the Toronto Public Library board approved a plan to hire a contractor to sell advertising on the backs of due-date slips. TPL will also hire a consultant to look for other in-library advertising opportunities that, in the words of library staff, will “maximize revenue and minimize impacts to the delivery of core library services.”

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Roald Dahl, auteur jeunesse favori de l'Irlande

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Tout le pays, moutons y compris, vient de se retrouver pour organiser un grand vote littéraire qui a salué, d'entre tous les auteurs jeunesse, Roald Dahl. L'homme qui a écrit Charlie et la Chocolaterie ne pouvait pas être foncièrement mauvais, et voilà qu'il est devenu foncièrement le favori.

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Science Fiction Fridays: The past is never past

Science Fiction Fridays: The past is never past | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I love a good time travel story. And I mean all sorts of time travel stories. I like the ones where people go back in time to change things in their own lives. I like the distant past stories of people attempting to fit in to the culture they are visiting. With that in mind, I created this week’s list, a top five of the best time travel into the past.

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Guide de survie pour la semaine de relâche | Bibliojeunes

Guide de survie pour la semaine de relâche | Bibliojeunes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Recommandations de lecture, aide aux devoirs et suggestions d'activités pour les jeunes de 6 à 12 ans par les Bibliothèques publiques de Montréal.

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Why people try to censor books

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Canadians tend to pride themselves on having a country where there's freedom of information and freedom of choice. That said, there will always be disagreements between people on what's appropriate, and that debate is quite evident at our local public libraries.

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Why Read?: Sven Birkerts on the essential link between literacy and the imagination

Why Read?: Sven Birkerts on the essential link between literacy and the imagination | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When I think of how childhood reading might be changing, it’s this one human attribute that I worry about most. What is the impact of digital media, and the rapidly morphing culture surrounding it, on the child, on childhood, on the distinguishing feature of the child’s mentality: imagination? This is why I think about reading. Because it’s one of the main channels to imagination; and because it is, when practiced, a fostering practice, a safeguard. Is the role of reading in childhood changing; is the way children read changing as well? Yes, no. Who can say? Reading happens in all kinds of ways, household to household, culture to culture. But one would have to be in a deep state of denial to pretend that enormous shifts are not taking place on various levels.

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Top 50 books for children

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To celebrate World Book Day, Lorna Bradbury tells parents how to create the perfect library.


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Top 10 Apps for Digital Storytelling

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The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.


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The Pursuit of Happiness: Ten Self-Help Books To Improve Your Mood

The Pursuit of Happiness: Ten Self-Help Books To Improve Your Mood | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The books listed below should satisfy readers wanting to know how they can become happier right now. “Rather than pursue the state of happiness,” write the authors of The Creativity Cure, “we believe in pursuing habits that give rise to happiness, thereby creating more opportunities for experiencing moments of joy, inspiration, purpose and meaning.”

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Dewey Decimal System Meme

This will convert your name to a class listed in the Dewey Decimal System. That's right... somewhere between 000 (Generalities) and 999 (Extraterrestrial worlds) you have a place, and through the magic of internet we can find it through random arbitrary letter decoding. Plus this gives me a chance to mention how wonderful libraries are... don't forget to go read something, yes?

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Corpus Libris: Moncton Public Library #1

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The Reference Team at the Moncton Public Library in New Brunswick, Canada, submitted some great shots! Enjoy!

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Fisherman becomes author at 98

When Captain James Arruda Henry first wrote his book it was a type of personal journey for him. A journey which has now taken him beyond where he ever imagined he could go.

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Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot et d'autres héros deviennent américains

Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot et d'autres héros deviennent américains | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot et autres héros des romans policiers d'Agatha Christie sont désormais américains, et l'on connaît le nom du coupable. L'Américain Acorn Media Group, basé dans le Maryland, a annoncé mercredi qu'il avait acquis la majorité de la société Agatha Christie Limited, qui détient les droits de dizaines de romans et pièces de théâtre de l'écrivaine britannique, morte en 1976. Le catalogue comprend des titres aussi célèbres que Le Crime de l'Orient-Express ou Mort sur le Nil.

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From page to screen: the rise of the video book trailer

From page to screen: the rise of the video book trailer | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Their quality varies wildly, but video trailers for books are proliferating. Do they work? And what are the implications of the technology for the books themselves?

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