At the Libraries: No Donations Welcome

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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!

Looking for a way to combine your love of books and of Sir Mix-A-Lot? Bless you, Etsy.
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If you have a child, or are a children's librarian, I hope you know about Mo Willems' great books! And, specifically, about his Elephant and Piggie series. These are instant classics but, to one writer, also "existentially terrifying." I guess he has me convinced...
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These cakes aren't wrecks at all, they are lovely children's literature tributes -- check them out!
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Trying to do a good deed and donate some books to your library? If you live in New York City, better not. I know it sounds crazy to outsiders, but as a library worker I completely get it. What do you think?

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I don't usually get excited about bookmarks (I just use scrap paper) but, guys, this one does seem very cool. Check out the video for the Albatros bookmark, and if you have one or get one, tell me, is it as great as it seems? (Thanks, Scott!)

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Another loyal reader (Hi, Sara!) asked me to reach out to our literary-loving community to see if anyone knows a good source for bookish personal checks. We found some great Where the Wild Things Are ones, but anyone heard of any more? I don't know if Etsy can do this kind of thing, but if you hear of anything, tell us in the comments!
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Did you hear about a new book on NPR and go out and buy it? Yeah, you are not alone. If you want to sell your book, get on the media radar! Hmm, I guess that's not new news, huh? (Thanks, Stephen's Lighthouse!)
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Or maybe you buy a book because of a blurb on its cover? Or maybe you don't buy a book because of who blurbed it? Join the debate!
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It's not time for a new blog-of-the-month, but I found out about this super-helpful blog for hiring librarians. Job seekers, take a look -- it's a goldmine!
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Let's end with an appeal from mental_floss reader Emily for her tiny library in Massachusetts (my home state) that definitely needs a revamp. Donate if you can!
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That's all for this week. Thanks for reading and, as always, say hi in the comments and drop me a line if you hear of anything you think our wonderful readers would like!

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