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Quiz answer:

  1. cbsundance answered: Disappointed that Lillian the Librarian didn’t make it in! I think they picked No T. Rex in the Library.
  2. librarianpirate answered: but … where’s Dinosaur vs the Library?
  3. itsnotlogicitsameanstoanend said: No T Rex in the library! It’s one of my favorites!

Yes, it was most definitely No T. Rex In the Library. Which is a lot of fun to read with pre-K, because there are several opportunities for the whole room to roar.

Sadly, Dinosaur Vs. The Library was out, so I couldn’t take it with me! Ditto Lillian. Too many good books about libraries in the world.

Hello, tumblr, it is Stephanie, filling in for your beloved Erin this week while she is away on vacation. Let’s start the week off with a quiz! Last week, I visited three pre-K classes to talk about what it’s like to be a librarian. It was, as you’d expect, awesome. Somehow, we talked about Darth Vader in every classroom, even though he does not work at the library. I let each class vote on which book I would read to them, and they chose from the books above:

These are all great books about the library, by the way, and many thanks to our Children’s Librarians for helping me pick them out. (Special s/o to Krishna!) All three classes voted for the same book, and I read it three times in a row. So, the quiz is this: which book did they pick?

dduane:

Livio de Marchi’s "House of Books".

Wait. Let me get this straight. You have to walk though a pair of reading glasses to get to the house of books? Ahaha. Stay awesome, world.

Introducing…You Are What You Read Next

A new online Readers’ Advisory Service! 

If you’ve spoken with us at the Welcome Desk before, you know that we have a full staff of trained librarians to help you find that perfect next read.

Well, now we’re taking the show online to your COMPUTERS.

If you take just 5-10 minutes to answer a few questions about what you’re looking for in your next few books, we’ll send you a list of 5 hand-picked books in whatever format you prefer. You don’t even have to answer all the questions—just the ones that you think are necessary. Click here to get started.

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chicagopubliclibrary:

BOOK on Book - The Clear Acrylic Book Weight For Messy Readers

From Trend Hunter: 

BOOK on BOOK is a transparent acrylic paperweight that allows readers to not only keep the pages of their books in place, but also lets them enjoy a messy snack at the same time. Perfect for people who like to read while eating, this invention mitigates messes and steers clear of stained (or ruined) books. 

Designed by TENT, this product is also useful for students studying for exams or making notes from a textbook.

Click here to learn more about Book on Book!

Finally, I can eat nachos while reading a library book and not muck it up. You’re so good to me universe.

housingworksbookstore:

rookiemag:

In the Stacks

Rookie reader Molly Dektar’s photo diary of the two months she spent living in a bookstore in Paris.



Yes.


The cat, the dog, Paris, the morning light, the snow, THE BOOKS. This photo diary actually made my heart ache which is not something I would normally admit to.

housingworksbookstore:

rookiemag:

In the Stacks

Rookie reader Molly Dektar’s photo diary of the two months she spent living in a bookstore in Paris.

Yes.

The cat, the dog, Paris, the morning light, the snow, THE BOOKS. This photo diary actually made my heart ache which is not something I would normally admit to.

A dog loved Emily Gravett’s “Dogs” so much that they had to chew it up! 

A dog loved Emily Gravett’s “Dogs” so much that they had to chew it up! 

theladyofthebooks:

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This would be way too bright in the morning and also I don’t think you could close that suitcase.

theladyofthebooks:

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This would be way too bright in the morning and also I don’t think you could close that suitcase.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
So while Miss Kiera is reading some Kid Lit, Miss Elisabeth is reading some decidedly more grown up fare. “This week I read Overseas by Beatriz Williams. It was just the kind of sweeping, epic love story I was looking for! Kate Wilson is attractive and great at her job as an investment banker at a Wall Street firm, but she never dreamed she would catch the eye of the most eligible bachelor in NYC - billionaire Julian Laurence. But he seems to fall madly in love with her from the moment he sees her. Is it because he needs inside information from her about her firm? Or is it something more - something magical? This book has it all - intrigue, poetry, WWI, time travel, dramatic rescues, delicious descriptions of jewels and dresses, and some fairly epic bedroom scenes. It&#8217;s a perfect end-of-summer read!”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

So while Miss Kiera is reading some Kid Lit, Miss Elisabeth is reading some decidedly more grown up fare. “This week I read Overseas by Beatriz Williams. It was just the kind of sweeping, epic love story I was looking for! Kate Wilson is attractive and great at her job as an investment banker at a Wall Street firm, but she never dreamed she would catch the eye of the most eligible bachelor in NYC - billionaire Julian Laurence. But he seems to fall madly in love with her from the moment he sees her. Is it because he needs inside information from her about her firm? Or is it something more - something magical? This book has it all - intrigue, poetry, WWI, time travel, dramatic rescues, delicious descriptions of jewels and dresses, and some fairly epic bedroom scenes. It’s a perfect end-of-summer read!”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

libraryreads:

Feast your eyes on the September LibraryReads list! So many good titles — we’re hope you are ready to read and suggest to your patrons.

We are ALWAYS ready to read. BRING IT, LibraryReads.