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At the Libraries: Public Bookshelves

Miss Kathleen
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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!

I know that you guys have been looking for some librarian embroidery patterns. Well, the wait is over! (Thanks, Kat!)
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Censorship has come up lately; have you ever wondered how Charles Bukowski feels about it? Wonder no more.
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Taylor Swift made the news by giving back to her hometown (or near-hometown) library. She donated 6,000 books for kids and teens to the cash-strapped libraries of Reading, PA. She always did strike me as a nice kid!
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There's a great trend popping up in cities in Germany — public bookshelves! You know, give a book, take a book, but all over the city. Such a great idea — where would you put one in your city?

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