At the Libraries: Coolest Bookmobile Ever

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Time for another installment of book- and library-related fun!

Meet the BiebBus, the coolest bookmobile ever! (And I have seen a fair amount of bookmobiles.)
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The New York Times is really getting into the spirit of Nicholson Baker's new book with their favorite raunchy tales. Add to the discussion if you've got one!
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I just found out about this great organization, helping to build children's libraries in the developing world. Kind of a dream job to work for them -- keep up the good work, Room to Read!

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Next year's biggest movie is undoubtedly The Hunger Games, and new pictures of filming have been released. I just can't wait!
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Librarians, here is your marketing tip of the week -- donate paperbacks to be carefully placed across your area, for folks to pick up, read, and give to someone else. Add "from your local library" and you have some pretty good advertising!
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Don't try to ban one of Kurt Vonnegut's books, people! From beyond the grave, he will exact his revenge. In this case, by giving away the banned book, Slaughterhouse-Five, for free, to any student who asks for a copy. Take that!
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Did you know that the Czech Republic, as a way to save money, is thinking of taking away free internet in public libraries? But the Czech Pirate Party is not having it and staging a protest. Yes, that is their name!
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How to be cool? Um, I don't think this book is going to help you. Doesn't do much for Philip Pullman's image, either. Too funny!
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Speaking of cool, sometimes you just know it when you see it. And some shoes just scream it. If you have cool librarian (or librarian-esque) shoes, add 'em here! (And just wait until I unveil September's Blog of the Month!)
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Last library note for today: The Austin (TX) Public Library is getting a pretty amazing gift -- a Bible worth $145,000, for public viewing. If you go, tell 'em mental_floss sent you! And tell me in the comments!

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August 12, 2011 - 12:27pm
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