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How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

John Locke thinks people should read more. So in the past few months, the Columbia architecture grad has slipped around Manhattan with a sack of books and custom-made shelves, converting old pay phones into pop-up libraries.


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Reading a book really is better the second time round - and re-reading can offer mental health benefits

Reading a book really is better the second time round - and re-reading can offer mental health benefits | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Reading a favourite book for a second time often feels different - now scientists say that it actually IS.  American University researchers say that reading books again delivers emotional benefits.

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Serial Novels Shaped by the Real World: Participating Locations

Serial Novels Shaped by the Real World: Participating Locations | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Below is a list of the libraries where you can find the password to open Safehouse Secret pages. Each location has been sent a poster with the password to post on their community bulletin boards.

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Reddit Forum Helps Young Terminal Cancer Patient's Book Dream Come True (VIDEO)

Reddit Forum Helps Young Terminal Cancer Patient's Book Dream Come True (VIDEO) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In what resembled a crowd-sourced take on the Make-A-Wish foundation, social news site Reddit has helped make the literary hopes of a young, terminally ill patient come true. "It was 2 in the morning when I posted it, and at 7 this guy gave me a call and was like, I can send you the book right now," kivakid says in a video of him sharing the gift with his friend. "And it came the next day. The Internet can do everything."

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JK Rowling announces new novel - for adults

JK Rowling announces new novel - for adults | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The creator of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, opens a 'new phase' of her writing career with her first novel for grown-ups.

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49thShelf bénéficie d'un petit coup de pouce d'Amazon

49thShelf bénéficie d'un petit coup de pouce d'Amazon | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Canadian Bookshelf, une communauté littéraire principalement basée sur la constitution et le partage de listes de lecture, n'est plus. Mais cette mort fait place à une naissance immédiate, puisqu'en accueillant Amazon.ca comme sponsor principal, le site a inauguré une nouvelle mouture du même principe, sous le nom 49thShelf, soit la « 49ème étagère ».

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Biggest floating library to dock in Subic Bay [Philippines]

Biggest floating library to dock in Subic Bay [Philippines] | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"MV Logos Hope – known as the largest among the floating libraries of the German-based organization Good Book for All (GBA) – will drop anchor in Subic Bay [The Philippines] on March 15 to April 8, 2012 to bring knowledge, help and hope to local folks, especially children."


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Readers' Advisory: Romance Rx

The first thing you need to do if you’re going to be working with readers and suggesting romances is to do a quick check of your feelings about the genre. Many librarians are fans of romance novels, but there are still people working in public libraries who consider it an inferior genre at best or “trash” at the worst. These people feel it’s their professional duty to steer readers to literary fiction because it’s “better for them.” If you’re one of these people, do an attitude check.

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I Read Banned Books

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Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. The Oak Park Public Library in Oak Park, IL is highlighting BBW by taking mugshots of staff members and patrons.

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La vente et le prêt de livres numériques au Canada et…au Québec !

La vente et le prêt de livres numériques au Canada et…au Québec ! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le livre numérique représente une part de plus en plus significative du marché des éditeurs et des libraires aux États-Unis...


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Northrop Frye statue unveiled for literary fans

Northrop Frye statue unveiled for literary fans | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A sneak peek of a statue celebrating Northrop Frye's centennial birthday was unveiled Monday at Moncton's Capitol Theatre along with a list of authors and literary critics who will be attending this year's Frye Festival.

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L’e-veille en 5 liens : spécial architecture et aménagement de bibliothèque

L’e-veille en 5 liens : spécial architecture et aménagement de bibliothèque | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

4. La bibliothèque, un second chez-soi ? En France, Bibliothèque 21 est un cycle de rencontres départementales autour de la “bibliothèque publique d’aujourd’hui” réunissant des élus et des bibliothécaires. Ici, le premier volet se passe dans le Pas-de-Calais où le modèle nordique de bibliothèque “troisième lieu” est une source d’inspiration.

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Are books and the internet about to merge?

Are books and the internet about to merge? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The difference between ebooks and the internet is minimal, and we should be glad the two are growing closer and closer.

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Top 10 Library Stories of 2011

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"American Libraries presents its list of the top 10 library news stories of 2011, covering digitization, privacy, copyright, advocacy, and much more." Youtube video edited by Greg Landgraf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJ_wQn6mjE


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Author Visits? A Remote Possibility: Using Skype to connect is fun and affordable

Author Visits? A Remote Possibility: Using Skype to connect is fun and affordable | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I already maintained a list of authors who do free Skype chats with book clubs and classes that have read at least one of their titles, so it made sense for me to put out a call on social media for authors who were willing to Skype during World Read Aloud Day. Within hours, I had a list of over three dozen volunteers up on my website. I shared the link via Twitter, and teachers and librarians worldwide, in turn, passed it around.

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Words Changing Worlds - World Read Aloud Day

Words Changing Worlds - World Read Aloud Day | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Imagine a world where everyone can read. World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.

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Un nouveau livre de Rowling, c'est Dieu qui lance une suite à la Bible

Un nouveau livre de Rowling, c'est Dieu qui lance une suite à la Bible | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le monde de l'édition aurait dû s'y attendre. D'ailleurs, certains devaient s'y attendre. L'annonce d'une signature de contrat entre la maman d'Harry Potter et le groupe Hachette, par le biais de la maison Little, Brown, était assez logique. Remontons le cours des événements, et mea culpa, on n'avait rien vu venir...

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Welcome to The 49th Shelf

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The 49th Shelf is a distinct demarcation that says “This is Canada.” And the most exciting feature you’re going to encounter on the site is our listing of nearly 50,000 Canadian-authored books. Also new and not-to-be-missed is our Giveaways Page, a one-stop shop for you to get your hands on some of the hottest books going. Our new “Browse All” feature makes it possible for you to search through the remarkable array of reading lists on the site.

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2011 Annual Report for the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library [video]

Watch the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Annual Report for 2011. For details on this report go to tscpl.org/press-room/2011annualreport.


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YA Hotline goes digital

YA Hotline goes digital | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

YA Hotline is a bi-annual newsletter published by the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University. The newsletter contains a large amount of information and resources for both young adults and young adult librarians including book reviews, resource lists, bibliographies, feature articles, interviews and more.

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Weeding Tips: The Basics, by Rebecca Vnuk

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Weeding. The very word often strikes terror in a librarian’s heart. I find no one is ambivalent about weeding—people either love it or loathe it. I fall into the love-it camp. I once imagined my perfect career would be traveling from library to library across the nation, weeding collections. However, most librarians dread the task. It can be hard to part with books that were carefully selected and paid for with tax dollars. Some librarians feel that it is impossible to imagine that a particular book no longer has any worth.

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Authors on Why Libraries Matter

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May is Get Caught Reading Month in the U.S. Note that the website has a Libraries Matter section with more than dozen short videos where authors explain why libraries matter to them. Link to it and use the big-name promotion for all it's worth!

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L'iPad au service de l'apprentissage de la lecture

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De jeunes enfants apprennent à lire et à écrire avec l'iPad.


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Fabulous Films for Young Adults

Each year, the Fabulous Films for Young Adults committee selects a list of films around a theme that will appeal to young adults in a variety of library settings.

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National book count tallies Canadians’ love of reading

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Canadians love to read, and now we have the numbers to prove it. For the second year in a row, the literacy advocacy coalition known as the National Reading Council has tallied book sales and library loans for a typical week in January (which, it should be noted, is a notoriously slow month for the book trade). The group found that, across Canada, a total of 3.4 million English- and French-language books were bought and circulated from Jan. 23 to 29, up 26 per cent from a comparable period last year, when the figure was 2.7 million.

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