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At the Libraries: Keith Richards, Library Savior

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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!

Do you love perusing all those year-end "Best of" lists? If you do and are looking to find pretty much every single list out there, look no further than Largehearted Boy's archive.
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When you think of libraries, you think of Keith Richards, right? Of course! And one library is on a quest to have Keith Richards visit them. This video gets a little weird, I'm not gonna lie, but it's a pretty adorable way to increase awareness of the trouble libraries are in these days. Keith, don't make a grown woman cry!

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Speaking of libraries' poor economic situation, I know I haven't gotten a raise in a few years (but I'm very happy to still have a job!). Maybe we could start putting out tip jars to increase income? (Random Question: What's the strangest place you've seen a tip jar?)
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Here's a fun new blog with a very simple tagline: "I read books and then design new covers for them." Here's just one great example (at left).

A reader (thanks, Liz!) alerted me to this great library blog: Library Sleevefacing. They clearly enjoy their jobs over at Bowling Green. Why don't people ever sleeveface with books? Now that would be perfect!
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Last but certainly not least, there's a great bookstore that is managing to do the seemingly-impossible: sell books that have been banned. In Jordan. A brave man, indeed.

If you follow a great library blog, site, or Twitter account, please share it with me! Send your tips to atthelibraries@gmail.com or leave me a comment. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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