Are You a Literature Abuser?

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Readers, do you sometimes avoid friends or family obligations in order to read novels? Do you go on reading binges that can last for days? If so, you might be a "literature abuser"...
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Who is leaving beautiful paper sculptures all over Edinburgh? I don't think Encyclopedia Brown can solve this one...
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If people stop buying books, could this alter the way bookshelves are made? Has it already, or is Ikea just way ahead of the curve here? The Economist opines.
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Have you seen America's Littlest Library yet? Spoiler: It's in a phone booth!
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Every now and then a story like this one crops up. The message: Return your library books! I myself think jail time is a wee harsh, but maybe things are different in Iowa.
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Finally, a zombie book for young kids. What took so long?
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Here is a cute little video about a girl, a book, and some disappointment. Such a sad ending!
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Oy vey, this story about a library patron being arrested is just too much. I must say, though, that I could easily see a similar situation happening at my branch.
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A commenter shared this gorgeous library a few weeks ago, and it really deserves its own spot in our post. Feast your eyes on one amazing personal library.
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And did you happen to see this m_f library quiz? Test your Dewey Decimal knowledge! I got a perfect score, of course, not that it will pay off my student loans any.
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How much do people love their library cards? This much! Bonus points if you know who that character is.
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Did you know, by the way, that September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month?
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Thanks for reading, and as always, please email with all your library-related happenings so I can highlight them.

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