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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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... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-18 17:26:32 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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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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For the Love of Libraries: Four Authors on What Makes Libraries Wonderful

Writer's Digest asked four authors about what libraries mean to them. Here’s what the greats have to say about what makes libraries so great. The post For the Love of Libraries: Four Authors on What Makes Libraries Wonderful by Ericka McIntyre appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-23 15:22:30 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight: How to Make Libraries Indispensible

School library expert Suzanna L. Panter shares the latest trends and issues affecting librarians in the field, ahead of the Texas Library Association annual conference. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better

In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said libraries aren't as necessary as they once were when it comes to finding information. However, 94 percent said a library improves a community's quality of life. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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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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Bandai Namco is making a 'My Hero Academia' battle royale for PS4, Xbox One and Switch

As if the market for battle royale games wasn’t crowded enough already, you’ll soon have another option in the form of My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble. Based on the popular manga and anime, Bandai Namco teased the title in a Weekly Shōnen Jump article spotted by Gematsu.The latest issue of Weekly... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-01-13 16:55:22 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

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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

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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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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

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How Libraries Can Help Us Make a More Perfect Union

Throughout our history, we've see that when we come together in civil, honest conversations based on facts and science, history and truth, we find commonality. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ACE makes £152,000 grant for library e-books and audio

Arts Council England (ACE) is awarding £152,000 to help public libraries buy e-books and digital audio products after demand soared during the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Unexpected Joys of Little Free Libraries

You can still borrow books for free even when public libraries are closed, though each personal collection has its own character. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Little Free Libraries Across All 7 Continents

Take a book, give a book. Learn more about Little Free Libraries and how they're making appearances across all seven continents. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Searching for Little Free Libraries As a Way to Say Goodbye

A reader on saying goodbye not only to the books she can't bring on the next phase of her journey, but to her roomie, her sister. Continue reading at Book Riot

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