At the Libraries: RIP Jan Berenstain

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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!

You know you loved those Berenstain Bears books, and I bet your kids do, too (even if your tastes have changed). A sad announcement, then: creator Jan Berenstain has passed away. You can find out everything you ever wanted to know about the Bear Family right here on mental_floss. What was your favorite book?
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Did you know there is a librarian-superhero comic? Rex Libris has been around for a while and guess what? He's gonna be a movie star soon! I'll be one of the first in line for tickets.
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What if The Hunger Games were real? I would not last very long, tell you that much.
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Who is lurking in your library, watching graphic adult videos? Inside Edition is on the case! This video is worth watching just for the enunciation, guys.

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Can you turn your library into a literary salon? One library in Providence (a membership library, not public) is becoming a community center! Read about the wackiness.
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Wow! Not only has this librarian completed many marathons, but he has also run one on all seven continents! I wonder what shoes he wore on Antarctica, though...
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Guys! That video I linked to last week won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film! Now you can say that you saw it waaaaay before it won.
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Is a book really a book if it's published as a photo gallery on Facebook? I have no idea, but in this e-book age, who is to say it's not?
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People! Library books are meant to be returned, not resold on Amazon!
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And when those books aren't needed in circulation anymore, libraries across the great state of Massachusetts are doing a pretty cool thing: selling them in their own bookstores. Clever clever. (Thanks, Mom!)
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Ahhh! I can barely look at these bookshelves, let alone think about having them in my house. Thanks to Fuse 8 for the link!
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Thanks for reading, as always! Next week is exciting because I will unveil March's Blog of the Month. I know, I know, the suspense is killing you! Til then, say hi in the comments or email me your library and literary tidbits!

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