At the Libraries: Life-Changing Book Characters

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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!

So, is Fifty Shades of Grey too, erm, salacious to be in public libraries? What do you think, librarians and library users?
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The icepo! project is just too cute -- jump on board: http://icepo.tumblr.com. But remember, DO NOT adhere the stickers to the library books. Just insert them, okay? We don't want to mess up the books!

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Can a character in a book change your life? If I ever gave in to my inner Laura Ingalls, then yes indeedy!
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I think that article is trying to say that books stay with you, in a good way. But sometimes, well, you become scarred for life. Especially in those vulnerable teen years. Did the books on this list scar you? Anyone remember House of Stairs? So creepy! Also, Hatchet is awesome!

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Here's your feel-good story of the week: a teen created a library for kids at a homeless shelter in Florida. What a good egg! Maybe we don't have to worry about this generation taking over after all.
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The Brooklyn Public Library made news last week, too, but not for a good reason. Yikes! Don't worry, I'm sure that's a very isolated incident. But seriously, stay away from porn!
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Are you wondering how to date a librarian? Wonder no more! Easy, right? (Opening image is NSFW.)
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You should want to date librarians. We fight for justice. Just take a look at this story of a man wrongly convicted 80 years ago.
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The power of knowledge is at hand in this comic! (Thanks to Stephen's Lighthouse for the link!)
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Last week, we heard about the Portland library levy, and guess what guys? It passed! Way to go, Multnomah County!
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Thanks for reading, and don't forget to tell me about the book character that changed your life, whether in a good way, or a bad way, in the comments! See you guys next week and, as always, email with all the great library stuff you come across.

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