Library Advocates

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Library Advocates

Apr 10

Now’s the time to stand up for libraries
With all that’s happened in Washington in the past year—threats to eliminate the federal agency that administers funding to libraries, legislation to stifle open access and the government shutdown—now is the time, more than ever, to stand up for libraries. If you appreciate the critical roles that libraries play in creating an informed and engaged citizenry, register now for this year’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), a two-day advocacy event where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons will meet with their legislators to advocate for library funding.

Now’s the time to stand up for libraries

With all that’s happened in Washington in the past year—threats to eliminate the federal agency that administers funding to libraries, legislation to stifle open access and the government shutdown—now is the time, more than ever, to stand up for libraries. If you appreciate the critical roles that libraries play in creating an informed and engaged citizenry, register now for this year’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), a two-day advocacy event where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons will meet with their legislators to advocate for library funding.


wealldraw:

do you ever just

That angel has my dream job.

wealldraw:

do you ever just

That angel has my dream job.

(via paperandparticles)


vintagenola:

The New Orleans Public Library Bookmobile - 1940
Via Nutrais.org

vintagenola:

The New Orleans Public Library Bookmobile - 1940

Via Nutrais.org


Apr 9

quietpleaseimreading:

Nothing will cheer up a day when you’re feeling crappy like when a kid asks for a book, and when you find it and hand it to her she goes “OhMyGoodness!!” and actually blushes a little because she’s so excited to have it. 

HASHTAG LIBRARIES.


robotpancreasattack:

After months and months of waiting, I’m extremely happy and proud to announce that the Sayville Library now owns a copy of Who’s Harry Crumb. I hope this community appreciates all of the hard work I have put in to acquiring this DVD, which was not available through our usual supplier.

*slow clap*

robotpancreasattack:

After months and months of waiting, I’m extremely happy and proud to announce that the Sayville Library now owns a copy of Who’s Harry Crumb. I hope this community appreciates all of the hard work I have put in to acquiring this DVD, which was not available through our usual supplier.

*slow clap*


“When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.” Bill Moyers in the foreword to this beautiful photographic love letter to libraries (via explore-blog)

(via npr)



Apr 8