At the Libraries: The 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books

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Every week, 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!

Okay, here is your awesome mashup of the day -- Dr. Seuss does Star Wars!
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Speaking of mashups, someone created this fun video, full of library scenes from movies. Can you guess them all? The point was to get folks in Columbus to vote on a bond to save the libraries last month. Anyone know how that panned out?
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It's fun to see what makes the best of the best in other cultures. The Guardian (UK) recently out a list of the Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books of all time and it's really not what I'd expected. They sure do love The Lonely Doll over there!
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This is pretty hilarious -- other fictional characters and the Hogwarts House they would be in. Agree or disagree?

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And, speaking of Harry Potter (aren't we always?), here's a pretty awesome subway sign in NYC. Did any of you actually see this?
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Sad news in the children's lit world -- The Huffington Post blames family greed for separating out the original Charlotte's Web drawings, instead of their being housed together in one location. Well, the economy is pretty bad right now...
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Obviously only black magic could be saving this teetering, tottering pile of occult books from toppling over. I guess it really works!
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Libraries, librarians -- even library schools! Seems like no one is safe -- the top-ranked program at Illinois was asked to consider merging departments with other professional schools.
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But Information Today is here to tell you, don't sweat it! Libraries and librarians will always be needed. Take comfort here.
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Tough times for libraries in India.
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What's a typical shift at the reference desk like? Take a gander. It's always something different!
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According to Flavorwire, these are the most beautiful public libraries in the US. I'm not so wild about the first two, but there are some beauties on there.

If you follow a great library blog, site, or Twitter account, 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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December 8, 2010 - 10:45am
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