At the Libraries: In Empty Jails, Churches, Shipping Containers and More

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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!

We all saw the library in Texas that had been built in a former WalMart -- so cool! Here are more libraries created from empty buildings -- churches, jails, and even shipping containers!

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Here's a great list for all you book lovers out there: 75 reasons reading is better than sex! (Thanks, Hakubi!)
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And one last list for you: reading lists of television characters. Rory Gilmore, Lisa Simpson, Don Draper -- there's good stuff here!
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In case you missed it, the mystery of what causes "old book smell" has been solved!
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Mike Stilkey's medium is books -- check out these great works of art!

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We've seen lots of book sculptures, so here's a sculpture with a twist: it's made from magazines!

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You love libraries. You love retro things. Here they are, together: Retro Library Posters!
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Reading the same books to kids over AND OVER can really get you thinking about these stories. Check out Lev Grossman's ruminations on beloved classics like Eloise and Babar.
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It's been a while since I've posted a video, and here's a great one: Daniel Handler sings an ode to libraries! Maira Kalman helps out, too.

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I know you have all been waiting for the big announcement -- our July Blog of the Month! Well, here it is, Design of the Picture Book from a woman with such a great career twist: librarian AND graphic designer. Anyone else out there like that?
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Thanks for reading and, as always, let me know when you find great library or literary info so I can share it in this column. Have a great week/weekend!

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