Things Crashing Into Libraries

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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!

A 3-D painting? Why yes, it's true, and the subject is definitely worthy. You guys MUST watch this video! (Warning: It autoplays.) Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link.
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Oh, how I do love books! And oh, how I do love a cute little purse. Finally—my two favorite things (well, nearly) combined! Etsy, I love you most of all.
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Have you got something to share with the public? Would you like to learn something from a master? Well, at one Utah library, you can be, or check out, a human book! Such a cool idea! What would you like to talk to folks about?

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Storm's a-brewing, and you guys have to decide where you stand: for quiet libraries, or against them?
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I hope all you flossers with kids out there know The Gruffalo, a book by Julia Donaldson. Check it out and you'll see why she is so great, but here's another reason: She wrote a poem about England's unfortunate library closures that is sure to please.
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Another week, another amazing use for old books: as an iPod charger! A great way to highlight your favorite story.
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I hope you all saw Miss Cellania's latest round-up of bookstore cats. If you have been to any of these places and/or seen these cats, please let me know in the comments!
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Do NOT mess with someone reading the library newspaper. For real.
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Also, watch out for deer in the library! Yes, even in DC! Caught on tape, no less:

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And Toyotas! Our own Jason English sent me this photo of his local library. (Thankfully nobody was hurt!)

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Last but not least, The Atlantic rounded up a slideshow of how some beloved kids' books were inspired. Is your favorite on the list?

Thanks, as always, for reading, and I will see you guys next week with more library and literary tidbits!

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