At the Libraries: Cakes Inspired by Children's Books

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Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Whether you read library books, your own books, a friend's, whatever, you know that reading is powerful and universal. Check out these photos of people reading all over the world.
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Here are two big upcoming library events. The 2010 Kentucky Book Fair is in Frankfort in November and the Southern Festival of Books is a great reason to go to Nashville in October Send me a postcard if you go!

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The big book release last week was Mockingjay, the final installment of Suzanne Collins' wildly popular Hunger Games trilogy. The waiting list at my library is 426 people! It definitely got tons of web attention -- you can join in the Mockingjay discussion going on now on Slate.
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Here's my favorite: Mockingjay Haiku!
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Here's a different take on a reading list: Slate's own reading list for incoming college students, running the gamut from brewing beer to making magic:
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Where can you find these great books? Why, at your local library, of course! Don't forget how important they are. As Walter Cronkite said, "Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to an ignorant nation." Darn tootin'! If you want some more great rhetoric about how important libraries are, check out this article from the Toledo Blade.
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Libraries aren't the only things that need help these days. Words themselves are on the wane, and this innovative website encourages you to Save the Words! Adopt a word and pledge to use it as frequently as you can. Don't be a foppotee!
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The Ethicist has another library question. This time, it's volunteers costing employees their jobs. Read all about it. Do you volunteer at your library? We use volunteers aplenty, but they don't really do the same tasks employees do.
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Some bookish adorableness to end on for this week: cakes (and cupcakes) inspired by children's books! I think the caterpillar is my favorite.

If you follow a great library blog, site, or twitterer, please share it with me! Hit me at atthelibraries@gmail.com or leave me a comment. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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