At the Libraries: Pictures of Your Home Library!

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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!

So, you guys all know that it's National Library Week, right? Right! And to celebrate, we want you to send us pictures of your own libraries! It can be your local public library, or just your bookshelves at home (that's a library, too!). Email me the pictures (AtTheLibraries@gmail.com) and we'll compile them as a special post later this month. Yay libraries!

Okay, now on to the good stuff!

I love books, and I love eating, so of course, an Edible Books Festival is right up my alley. Check out the contenders from my alma mater, UNC, from their recent event. We'll gladly accept pictures of your edible books, too, if you make any!

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We all love to reminisce about out favorite books as a child: The Giver, Where the Wild Things Are, Harry Potter ... What was yours, and what does that say about your personality?
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Librarians are totally awesome! Need concrete reasons why? Go here.
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So go on and get your MLS already, and then maybe you could get a job at this library!
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We've seen a lot of beautiful libraries lately. This one is still in the concept phase, but it will surely be a sight to see if it does get built.
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What's the best way to propose when you are both rabid Harry Potter fans? This way, of course!
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Library buildings aren't the only things getting the great-design treatment. Check out these amazing bookshelf trees.
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NYPL is rolling out an amazing online game on their website. It starts at the end of May, is open to all, and truly sounds incredible. Join up!
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The "future of libraries" is still being decided, but could a move to a Netflix-like system (but with actual books), be in the cards? Newport Beach just might find out.
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And if libraries end up dispensing completely with books, here's a great way to store those e-readers.
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So send me your pictures! I can't wait to see how you guys order your books (mine are by color), or what your local libraries look like. Happy National Library Week, everyone!

See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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