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At the Libraries: Our Blog of the Month Award!

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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!

We'll start with something new -- the 'At the Libraries' Blog of the Month! Every month I'll pick one library or book-related blog. Maybe one day we'll get trophies or ribbons or something, but for now, the winners just get a small traffic bump. And our first winner is Dan Wilbur's Better Book Titles! Because you know you've thought it!

Check out their treatment of Strunk & White, Huck Finn, Macbeth, the Kindle and 127 Hours. Congratulations!
Monday was a big day in the children's literature world -- the Newbery and Caldecott Awards were announced! There are a slew of other awards that ALA also gives out -- here's the full list. Congratulations to all the winning authors and illustrators!


I know you've wondered it, too. What Disney characters do Harry, Hermione, and Ron resemble? Well, wonder no more --

Buzzfeed has helpfully provided the answer

. And I think they got Luna Lovegood spot-on.


Eventually, the Nancy Drew books do all seem the same, and can be summed up quite easily. Check out

this comic strip

form from a very talented artist.


The Library of Congress isn't just books. They recently received a donation of music

over a mile long

. It's a serious treasure trove of American Music, and it sounds like it went to the right place!


Here's your happy video for today: Middleschoolers who like big books, Sir Mix-a-lot style. It's weird to me that they would like songs I liked when I was 12, but hey, a song this good never dies.
It used to be enough to fill your fancypants home library with books that you never intended to read. Leatherbound law texts and the like. But now not only do you have to read the stuff in your library, it has to look nice, too. Enter Thatcher Wine (apparently his real name) and others who will decorate your books.

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

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