Library Advocates

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The American Library Association's Washington Office tumblr. We post about federal policies that affect libraries, including copyright, privacy and access. We also post about ebooks and, admittedly, the occasional library fluff.

Library Advocates

Posts tagged read

Aug 20
elalibrary:

I wonder what the world would look like if we started thinking about weapons as things that build people up instead of things that tear them down. We could start with books. Books are weapons against our own ignorance, prejudices, and narrow mindedness. Books never destroy us without building us back up again from new, better material.
Also, Doctor Who’s back on Saturday - the world needs more Doctor Who.

elalibrary:

I wonder what the world would look like if we started thinking about weapons as things that build people up instead of things that tear them down. We could start with books. Books are weapons against our own ignorance, prejudices, and narrow mindedness. Books never destroy us without building us back up again from new, better material.

Also, Doctor Who’s back on Saturday - the world needs more Doctor Who.



Aug 18

Jul 29
vintageanchorbooks:

Daria forever.

vintageanchorbooks:

Daria forever.

(via darienlibrary)


Jul 22

heidireadsya:

libraryadvocates:

To celebrate my new found power as a participant in the WO’s Tumblr, I’m sharing with you something I’m very much looking forward to. I’ve been a fan of these books for years and in less than a month, Outlander’s story will be brought to life!

Outlander | New Series | STARZ

I feel like I should reread Outlander, but it’s such a large undertaking and so many other books. The first time I read it, I just didn’t enjoy it that much.

It makes me feel very guilty because Diana Gabaldon and I attended the same university for our undergrad. There’s a dorm on campus named after her father.

Maybe I’ll give it a try as audio.

You should absolutely give it another try! I know the books are long, but the series has everything — history, romance, biology, herbal info, Scotland, war, hunting, family, amazing character development, humor and the list goes on.  I’ve read the series multiple times, I’ve borrowed the audio from the library and then broke down and bought it.  Davina Porter, the narrator, does a fantastic job; I’d definitely recommend the audio!


youngadultatbooktopia:

Reading across fandoms

(via planoteenscene)


Apr 12
ala-midwinter:

Okay, we’re going to just give you a moment to appreciate the meta in this image of Yo-Yo Ma reading under his READ Poster… Mind blown, right?

We have that in our office! The poster. Not Yo-Yo Ma

ala-midwinter:

Okay, we’re going to just give you a moment to appreciate the meta in this image of Yo-Yo Ma reading under his READ Poster… Mind blown, right?

We have that in our office! The poster. Not Yo-Yo Ma

(via jasonwdean)


Aug 6

Jul 5
opaquegorila:

Ben Grimm in another of my homages to the American Library Association’s READ posters.

The Thing knows how to rock it.

opaquegorila:

Ben Grimm in another of my homages to the American Library Association’s READ posters.

The Thing knows how to rock it.


Jul 3
opaquegorila:

Homage to the American Library Association’s READ poster campaign, because I love reading… comics!

We love reading comics too!

opaquegorila:

Homage to the American Library Association’s READ poster campaign, because I love reading… comics!

We love reading comics too!