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At the Libraries: What Are Books Good For?

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Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

The question: What are Books Good For? And, the response: Will Technology Kill Book Publishing? Not Even Close (Says a publisher). Guys, duke it out in the comments! I myself think this debate is getting a bit tired.
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Oh, New York Times. I do read you quite faithfully, but sometimes the gray lady is a bit too quick to report on a "trend." In this case, it's the death of the picture book, as parents push younger and younger children into reading chapter books. I think, if anything, picture books will grow — think about those gorgeous illustrations on an iPad! But that's just my opinion.
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You know, I lived in New York City once, when I was young and energetic and went to bars a lot. On the whole, I don't miss it, but there are times when I wish I still lived there, because there is always something amazing going on. For example: The children's and teen authors' Battle of the Bands! If you go, please take pictures!

See you next week!

If you follow a great library blog, site, or twitterer, please share it with me! Hit me at atthelibraries@gmail.com or leave me a comment. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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