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The biggest issue with equating the library with a Netflix for books is that it sends a false message that libraries are worth little more than $8 or $12 or $20 a month. That the services offered in libraries are little more than options to which people can subscribe, rather than actual services anyone can utilize at any time.

When the library is made to be seen as a business, rather than the heart of a community or a fundamental service made possible through citizen-approved tax dollars, it makes the library expendable. That expendability then moves down the chain: staff salaries get cut, then staff withers, then more programs and projects that benefit the community — books and movies and CDs and magazines and newspapers and wifi and computer access and database subscriptions and programs for all shapes, colors, and sizes of people — disappear, too. It detracts from the unique aspects that make a library what it is: a place for all, rather than a place for some.

Libraries reach out where Netflix reaches in.

from Libraries Are Not a “Netflix” for Books.  (via catagator)

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"A Core Design Element: Books" Inspiration from our cover story on library space design "Amazing Reading Nooks: Create Cozy, Inventive Reading Havens in Your Library."

"A Core Design Element: Books" Inspiration from our cover story on library space design "Amazing Reading Nooks: Create Cozy, Inventive Reading Havens in Your Library."

In our cover story, we visited Brian Floca at his Brooklyn studio, where the author illustrator shared the backstory of his award-winning picture book Locomotive and what he might wear to the June banquet.

In our cover story, we visited Brian Floca at his Brooklyn studio, where the author illustrator shared the backstory of his award-winning picture book Locomotive and what he might wear to the June banquet.

Do You Know What February 14th Is? Other Than That. — @100scopenotes 

(Poster by Mariann Maray)

Do You Know What February 14th Is? Other Than That. — @100scopenotes

(Poster by Mariann Maray)

SLJ editors are off to the 16th American Association of School Librarians National Conference and Exhibition.
Please forgive the lack of posting as we gallivant about Hartford, CT.

SLJ editors are off to the 16th American Association of School Librarians National Conference and Exhibition.

Please forgive the lack of posting as we gallivant about Hartford, CT.

Feeling the teen angst? In the mood to watch some alien wars? 
Word & Film has a handy chart to help you with your 2013 Holiday Movie Adaptation viewing decisions.
(via Galleycat)

Feeling the teen angst? In the mood to watch some alien wars?

Word & Film has a handy chart to help you with your 2013 Holiday Movie Adaptation viewing decisions.

(via Galleycat)

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A Venn Diagram showing the differences between girl books and boy books.

Books for all!

macteenbooks:

ohmymiraclewhip:

A Venn Diagram showing the differences between girl books and boy books.

Books for all!

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