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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at https://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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How to design a library that makes kids want to read

How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.
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3 June 2017

I've recently scooped articles about gorgeous libraries and about photographing and quoting librarians. 

This scoop is about a frequently "smile-inducingly" thought provoking TED Talk addressing the challenge of revisiting the influence of library design on engaging kids in reading. 

NOTE: I did not write "the challenge of engaging kids in reading. I did write "...the challenge of revisiting the influence of library design." 

At the heart of this talk is the concept of accepting the possibilities that unanticipated consequences might not only be unwelcome and to be avoided, but that they also just might be the welcome serendipitous rewards of being open to the discovering unanticipated benefits; the "Ah Ha!" moments in life that only come to those who in one way or another are receptive to realizing discovery. 

The question I suppose is not to ask what we do in our libraries that engage the engaged readers, but what do we do in our libraries to entice the "not-so-engaged readers? What works? What doesn't really work? What might be more engaging to those who just do not find our attempts to entice enticing?

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The Librarians - And the Crown of King Arthur - TNT Drama

The Librarians - And the Crown of King Arthur - TNT Drama | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Someone is killing off potential Librarians and it's up to Flynn Carsen and his new Guardian, Colonel Eve Baird, to save the three that are left.
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13 December 2014

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Oh I LOVE this! Imagine a cross between Raiders of the Lost Ark, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and your love of Libraries and Librarians all wrapped up in a brand new TV series.

 

Yes! It's THE LIBRARIANS who will save the world

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I just caught Season 1 Episode 1 on the TNT Drama / TBS website (http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/the-librarians.html

 

The first two episodes are available to watch. And, it appears as though there are 10 episodes in the series.

 

Within the first 10 minutes I had to hit the pause button on my computer, turn on the TV and set my DVR to automatically record the entire season.

 

It's campy. It's fun. It is poetic license gone wild. And, it is so full of literary allusion that I had to stop counting the literary references I recognized.

 

It may not be as exciting to the absolute purist, but if you have a bit of receptiveness to the concept, it would be worth your while to catch the first episode or two. 

 

Here's what I'm hoping. You know those "crazy" people who adore "anything Star Trek and Star Wars" so much that they can identify any of thousands quotes from these shows. You know, those who can spot, argue, and provide extensive analysis of even the tiniest minutiae? 

I can see that kind of fan base growing for this brand new show. It just drips with literary love.

 

That's where I'm heading. 

 

Any place for recommending this show to your students?

 

 

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Portraits Of Librarians Celebrate America's Bookish Unsung Heroes

Portraits Of Librarians Celebrate America's Bookish Unsung Heroes | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
“Libraries are more important to our world than people realize."
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25 May 2017

"“Librarians are warrior princes and princesses wielding book love like words! We are ever vigilant, curious, intelligent, and kind. Libraries are the banners that we carry proudly into the fray! Forward, ever Forward!”
~ Susan K .McClelland, Adult and Teen Services Librarian at Oak Park Public Library

Hoping this book becomes a best seller!

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30 Things Librarians Love

30 Things Librarians Love | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
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It's not a spoiler alert: But, I was happy to see #30 also made the list!

 

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