At the Libraries: The Dreaded Summer Reading List

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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!

I know it's not the first thing you think of when you hear the word "librarian," but lemme tell ya, we got style!
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The freedom that comes with summer can be brought down by three little words: summer reading list. What books do you think teachers should jettison? Or should every kid in America be forced to read The Lord of the Flies?
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Books, read in school or at leisure, can definitely change you, though. I know it's dorky, but I still look to Anne Shirley for insight sometimes. What books have made you rethink yourself or your life?
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Got a giant, empty Walmart sitting around taking up space? Here's a great use for it.


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If you are planning your own library, however, then look no further than these photos for inspiration. You may also need many thousands of dollars.
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No pressure on this book release, right? Poor J.K., even the cover is being super analyzed! Are you guys planning to read it?
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At least that cover is not as bad as these romance novel gems! This is just a wild guess, but I'd bet money the stories inside are pretty weak, too.
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Covers are one way to get readers interested. Another is to print your book in disappearing ink!
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If you are thinking of becoming a children's librarian (which is the greatest job EVER, trust me), then you must read Elizabeth Bird's primer. She pretty much nails it, and even those of you who aren't considering it may want to switch careers.
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Have a great week, and thanks for reading! Please email me with all the library and literary news you encounter in your life. I'll see you next time!

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