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What do you want to know?   Youth services at a Public Library. Creating, collecting, and sharing ideas, events, and the love of libraries.

deckerlibrary:

Are You Seeing the Whole Picture?

It’s Banned Books Week and to celebrate we’re cutting up our books!

In recognition of our freedom to read we’ve cut up the covers of over fifty banned/challenged books and made them into buttons. Seeing only a partial and abstract view of the whole image limits our ability to decipher it just as censorship diminishes our understanding and appreciation of different ideas, viewpoints and situations. See what we did there?

Come by all this week to check our exhibit, collect a button and tell us some of your favorite banned books on our whiteboard!

A great idea!

(via mylifeinthelibrary)

— 1 week ago with 13 notes
#banned books  #censorship 

librarywonderland:

SCORE With These Books

Fall 2014 YA Sports Book Display

…it is football season, after all.

Seeing a bunch of great shelf-top displays makes me really angry that we only have tall stacks in my library.  In our Teen and Children’s sections.  Because taller stacks=more books! :D

— 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#no matter that children are often short  #or that everyone who works in our department is under 5'6 

Oh man.

Minus the Starbucks.

(Source: absolutely-fatal, via tehlibrarylife)

— 2 weeks ago with 5648 notes
#fall  #leaves  #autumn  #apples 
Found in our copy of If He Had Been With Me before chapter 83.

Found in our copy of If He Had Been With Me before chapter 83.

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#reader's notes  #public libraries  #ya  #teens 
operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!
I love a mystery!
Please share this photo!

It’d be crazy to find a twin.  Good luck!

operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!

I love a mystery!

Please share this photo!

It’d be crazy to find a twin.  Good luck!

(via silencewhippersnapper)

— 3 weeks ago with 179424 notes
CYPD anyone?

Going tomorrow and Monday…getting my craft ready for the craft table. :D

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#cypd  #children's services  #public libraries  #i hate tagging things 
mmimic asked: Hello! Do you know if any of our tumblarians are children's/youth services librarians? Thank you!


Answer:

tehlibrarylife:

referencemixologist:

lovesthai:

thecardiganlibrarian:

brownsharpie:

historyhobbit:

bkmuse7:

notyourstereotypicallibrarian:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Raise your hand for mmimic if you work with the childrenz!

waves hand wildly in the air« Ooo!! Oooo!!! Me!! I do!! Meeee!!!! :)

*puts hands in the air like I just don’t care*

me too!

I just made my raised hand into a puppet—and began talking to it. Does that answer your question?

Paint covered hands are raised!

Ages ten and up over here.

Me!!!! We really need a good, unified tumblr tag for us! Any suggestions?

YA Librarian here!

*waves* Over here! Not sure what a good children’s tumblarian tag would be, but I hope into involves either Raffi or glitter.

I think I did this one already, but yeah!

— 1 month ago with 110 notes
#tumblarians  #children's department  #public libraries 

thecommonlibrarian:

catagator:

These two pictures from the director of the Ferguson Public Library and the library’s instagram are also worth sharing. 

Library is family. Library is the heart of a shattered community.

A safe haven.

(via tehlibrarylife)

— 1 month ago with 2055 notes
#libraries  #ferguson