At the Libraries: The Best Lists of the Best Books

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Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Seems like there are a lot of amazing, artistic bookshelves out there. I love seeing their pictures, so if you ever stumble across one, please share. Here's a gorgeous one, though I would take issue with its practicality.
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Is one bookshelf photo not enough for you? How about a whole blog devoted to bookshelves? Yeah, that's more like it!
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Some good news after all the awful bullying business we've been hearing so much about lately: the ALA is creating the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award. One guess as to what it honors. Yes, there are a lot of niche prizes out there, but I'm not going to quibble with this one. Maybe it will encourage more books in this genre.
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The Hunger Games craze thus summer may have died down some, but it's it'll heat up again once the movie opens. In the meantime, get your fix with tweets from the "real" Peeta: and HG quotes.

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Librarians, and library students, here is a very, very long article about why the US needs to start a digital library. I haven't had time to read it yet, so if you do, wanna summarize it for me in the comments? I'll submit your name for Librarian of the Year!
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What's this "Librarian of the Year" thing? No, it's not something that I made up, I promise. It's a real award, sponsored by Library Journal. Surely there is someone doing loads of good in your community who deserves national recognition. Um, gotta hurry, because the deadline is tonight!
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It's that time of year again, when editors' thoughts turn to "Best Books" lists, and people start leafing through bookshops looking for some great gifts. Publishers Weekly has put out their list of the best books, and, my personal favorite, best children's books. Which books have you read?
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The New York Times is doing it, too. Here's their holiday guide to the best illustrated children's books.
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Speaking of gorgeously illustrated children's books, surely you all know illustrator extraordinaire Maira Kalman. Well, check out this video, where she redecorates a media center in a public elementary school. Lucky school!
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Here's one more video for you to close out this week. Who could possibly compete with The Most Interesting Man in the World? Why, The Most Interesting Librarian in the World, that's who! Check out her story:

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

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