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We geek this Storytime Rocking Chair!

Master craftsman Hal Taylor loves to read to his children, but when his third child, Rose, was born, he ran into a problem – his three children wouldn't fit in his lap when he went to read to them on his rocking chair! As luck would have it, Taylor just so happens to be one of the best rocking-cha...
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We geek the science behind reading!

In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact,
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We 💜 school librarians.

A librarian saved the lives of 55 people when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Florida, killing 17. Diana Haneski, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, jumped into action when she heard the school was under lockdown on her radio.
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Atlas Obscura has collected numerous tales of things found between the pages!

Atlas Obscura readers shared hundreds of stories about their surprising discoveries.
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We geek reading with dogs! Meet Rocket, from the Albany Public Library in Oregon.

Children practice reading with doggy audience at the Albany Public Library
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Oh wow!! What's the most interesting thing you've found in a book?!

Historians in New York made an amazing discovery when they found a lock of George Washington's hair tucked away inside an old book.
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We geek this wonderful valentine message the Free Library of Philadelphia sent to their community!

Because of the love you’ve shown us, we are able to … … run the largest no-cost afterschool program in the city, LEAP, for the 27th year. … help job seekers nail the big interview and lay out a roadmap to success with entrepreneurs at our Business Resource and Innovation Center. … partner ...
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Spreading some library love with this bookish valentine for The Library of Congress' Dr. Carla Hayden.

Learn about Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African-American to hold the position (and the first librarian in the post in over 60 years)!
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“Thanks to its Grants to States program, Institute of Museum and Library Services funding provides services that benefit everyone in our communities, including:

-Veterans in California who receive assistance claiming well-earned benefits to further their education, get medical treatment, start a business and transition to civilian life.
-Students in Arkansas who prepare for today’s competitive job market by participating in coding classes taught by trained school and public l...ibrarians.
-Entrepreneurs in rural North Carolina who received business development assistance from an IMLS-funded business and technology outreach librarian.
-Adults in Kansas who take GED courses and use otherwise cost-prohibitive exam preparation tools to advance their education and improve career prospects."

Jim Neal, President, American Library Association

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American Library Association President Jim Neal responds to the White House FY2019 budget proposal, which would drastically cut funding for libraries and eliminate the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
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We geek Seth Meyers and his visit to the Bedford (NH) Public Library!

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We're big fans of Seth Meyers, and he's a big fan of libraries and reading! He grew up visiting the Bedford Public Library and stopped by for a surprise visit on Friday.

We geek the story of Ronald Clark! "Nobody else had as many books as I had!"

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For StoryCorps, Ronald Clark revisits a childhood that provided extraordinary access to a branch of the New York Public Library — complete with middle-of-the-night book expeditions. "The library gave me the thirst of learning — and this just never left me," he says.

We geek Marley Dias!

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Librarians at Midwinter Meeting are all feeling a bit more hopeful about the future after hearing from Marley Dias, founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks movement.

Interesting story about how the three books of Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy came to be blasted into the solar system!

That Tesla Roadster? It's actually a stealth space library.
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Here's a review of Emilio Estevez's new film, The Public, which debuted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. No news on national release, but it will likely surface discussion about libraries and homelessness. Stay tuned! #thepublicfilm EveryLibrary

Is the new Emilio Estevez movie good for libraries? Is it true-to-life? Is it worth your attention? Yes, yes, yes!
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We geek James Patterson!

“When I talk to teachers and librarians, I always begin by saying, ‘I’m there to save lives.’ That’s why I do what I do with kids books,” he said. “I remind those teachers and librarians that they save lives all the time and may not be aware of it.”

Best-selling author speaks to the Library Foundation for Sarasota County annual luncheon.
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