Big-hearted strangers turn Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries.

Are you desperately searching for proof that there is, in fact, still goodness in this crazy, mixed-up, pandemic-cowed world? You are? Well then, might I direct your attention to this Chicago neighborhood street corner? Seen in my Chicago neighborhood. Sign says “To help our neighbors affected by the COVID-19 crisis, this Little Free Library is […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-18 17:26:32 UTC ]
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Making the Switch from Little Free Libraries to Little Free Pantries

A number of little free library volunteer stewards -- both registered and unregistered with the Little Free Library organization – have switched from filling the mounted boxes in front of their homes with free books to filling them with household items. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Little Free Libraries Inspired Little Free Pantries: Critical Linking, September 6, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-06 10:30:08 UTC ]
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Little Free Libraries for dogs are a (very cute) thing now.

Well, we still have some nice things—or rather, dogs do. While walking through my neighborhood in Missoula recently (a neighborhood that features seven Little Free Libraries for humans, it should be said), I stumbled across a very cute sight: some good Samaritan (by the looks of it, a small one)... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-14 14:30:34 UTC ]
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The New York Public Library is giving 500,000 free books (for keeps!) to kids and families.

We’ve said it many, many times before and we’ll say it many, many times again: libraries represent the best of America. Today’s entry: the New York Public Library will give away 500,000 books this summer to help kids, teens, and families build their at-home libraries. In addition to English,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-09 14:17:10 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Jamie Raskin Headlines a Big Day for Libraries

The Maryland congressman, who has become the face of Washington's efforts to fight nationwide book banning efforts, capped off a day full of discussion on the biggest issues in the library world today. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The New York Public Library makes four banned books free nationwide on its e-reader app

The New York Public Library made four banned books available nationwide on SimplyE, its free-reader app. The titles include Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and Catcher in the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-04-13 23:48:05 UTC ]
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Her heart was broken — so she turned to science

To heal after an agonizing divorce, writer Florence Williams consulted researchers and communed with nature. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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You can’t steal from a little free library, but can you censor it?

We once again have to point out that you cannot actually “steal” from a little free library. And you should definitely not get the cops involved if you think someone is “stealing” the explicitly free things you’ve put out. Little free libraries do NOT come with means tests. But is it possible... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-02-11 15:43:09 UTC ]
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8 of the Most Unique Little Free Libraries

Free Little Libraries are delightful to find but some creators take them to a new level. Here are eight unique free little libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-30 11:31:00 UTC ]
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‘America’s Librarian’ knows why people turn to libraries in times of need

Nancy Pearl, possibly America’s best-known librarian and recommender of books, shares her thoughts on choosing what to read, and when to stop reading. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2021-11-16 23:20:31 UTC ]
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My Workplace Joined the Fine-Free Library Movement (And Here’s What I Learned)

The realities -- the good, the challenging, and the great -- of going fine-free in libraries from a public librarian. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-11-15 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Sara Cox's 'big-hearted' debut novel Thrown lands at Coronet

"Between the Covers" presenter Sara Cox’s debut novel, Thrown, has gone to Coronet. It follows the lives of four women at a pottery class held at a community centre. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-10 10:45:35 UTC ]
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The Free Book Bus, A Death Positive Library, and Other Good Bookish Things That Happened This Week

Lots of good bookish things happened this week, including research that proves libraries lead to healthier, more equitable communities. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Wyden, Eshoo Question Big Five Publishers Over Their Library E-book Practices

The lawmakers seek a wide range of information not only on the publishers’ digital library practices, but also on the economics of the market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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An App Called Libby and the Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-Books

Increasingly, books are something that libraries do not own but borrow from the corporations that do. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2021-09-02 10:00:00 UTC ]
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New Scottish library strategy aims to put them at heart of pandemic recovery

A new public library strategy for Scotland has been published, developed with the help of countries all over the world, including Denmark, Australia and the US, and seeking to make libraries key to helping people and their communities recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-24 05:25:24 UTC ]
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Are Little Free Libraries Better in Wealthy Neighborhoods?

Are Little Free Libraries better in wealthier parts of town? I visited 25 of them in different areas of my city to compare and find out. Continue reading at Book Riot

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A library staffer has been fired for burning Trump and Ann Coulter books in his free time.

Cameron Williams, a former staffer at Chattanooga Public Library and a local Black Lives Matter activist, has been fired from his library job three months after being accused of “improperly” burning books written by Donald Trump and Ann Coulter. In December, as the Chattanooga Times Free Press... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-17 17:26:28 UTC ]
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Tired of buying airport books? These airports are installing Little Free Libraries.

A great idea! Marshall University students in Bret Masters’s building technology class are currently building bookshelves to install Little Free Libraries in Yeager and Huntington Tri-State Airports. The idea for the project was originated by Kelli Johnson, associate librarian at Marshall, when... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-02 18:12:16 UTC ]
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