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This Little Girl is the Hero Bookmobiles Need

I was lucky. Growing up, two local libraries that were just a short drive away. But not all kids have access to that many books. In recent years, the town of Wellington in Carbon County, Utah has had a tight budget. Coal revenues have been falling, so the county commission has had to scramble to… Continue reading This Little Girl is the Hero Bookmobiles Need

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A Bus Stop for Book Lovers

Apparently I am on something of an architecture kick. In addition to finding one of the most incredible library parking garages in the world, I’ve discovered a stellar bus stop. Those are words I never thought I would type. When bus stops come to mind, I typically don’t think of anything extraordinary. The stop nearest… Continue reading A Bus Stop for Book Lovers

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Photographs of Starting a New Page

Reading should belong to everyone, but often we only think of how books relate to ourselves. Steve McCurry is working to bridge that gap and show how much reading can connect disparate people. McCurry, one of the leaders in modern photography, has published a series of images called “On Reading”. He compiled the series from his… Continue reading Photographs of Starting a New Page

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A Lottery Library and Building the World

It is a season for giving, and as many of you know, I like to give to those who need it the most whenever I can. Luckily, WorldBuilders has some wonderful opportunities to help others while strengthening the book community. WorldBuilders is a collective of authors, publishers, and book lovers that donates to various nonprofits. The… Continue reading A Lottery Library and Building the World

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The Giving Season: Gifts of Literacy and Local Libraries

We are entering into the season when many people start thinking about the ways that they can give back to their local communities. Some of these gifts, however, end up being much larger than others. Earlier this year the Waukegan Public Library, located just north of Chicago, received a $100,000 gift from a local woman named… Continue reading The Giving Season: Gifts of Literacy and Local Libraries