At the Libraries: Illustrators Remembering Maurice Sendak

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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!

Don't you wish you could live near a pop-up library?
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Maurice Sendak had a huge impact on children's literature and art, and will be missed. Here are some lovely tributes from other illustrators.
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If you couldn't or wouldn't sell your old textbooks, well, here's a better use for them: make art! (Image at left) Better than their taking up precious space on the bookshelves, right?
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If you need more inspiration, how about these landscape sculptures? (Image at right) Looks like a piece of cake, right?
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What kind of novel do you have to write to win a literary prize? Tough question, but don't worry, there's an infograph for that!

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Okay, this project probably wouldn't win any awards, but would you read a novel that had been crowdsourced? How about contribute to one (seems easier, doncha think)?
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Or you could just give your book the BEST TITLE EVER: L is for Librarian!
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Who wouldn't want to smell like a library?
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If you live in Portland, I hope you voted for the library levy. Libraries YES! (Thanks, Aly, for the link!)
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Come on, Berkeley, this can't be how you really feel! Let the knitters knit!
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Walter Dean Myers, national Ambassador for Young People's Literature, has a message! One I think we can all get behind, book lovers that we are. (Thanks, Joan!)
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It's time for our May Blog of the Month! And this month, we have a tie, because I just heard of two great blogs that you need to know about. Guys, you love to read, right? So here are 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. Hurry hurry! Because it takes a long time to read them all.
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And if you ride the NYC subway, maybe you will be captured on film reading one of these books and appear on the Underground New York Public Library. I just love seeing what strangers are reading -- is it just me?
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As always, thanks for reading, and please let me know of any great library and literary tidbits you hear about. I'll do my best to spread the word!

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