Monthly Archives: February 2013
Check out this article!
There are so many awesome things included here. Like the new sleek design of the NYPL.
A library that will contain NO BOOKS. Whaaaat?
And a library that initiates one on one reader’s advisory (I’d love for that to be my 24/7 job)!
So I read the Newbery winner, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Now I must say I was very partial to Wonder by R.J. Palacio and I’m sad it didn’t win. However, the winner was good also (not as good, but good). It is about a gorilla living in a mall with an elephant & a dog for a friend. One day a new baby elephant comes & he promises to make it his mission to get her out of this cage and into a zoo where they can both be friends with animals like them. Since it’s from the gorilla’s POV I can see why he’s not interested in paragraphs but that part was kind of annoying. I read it in one sitting so it’s not long & I would suggest it to others. But it definitely didn’t stick with my like I feel Newbery’s should. I do like that it was partially based on a true story.
People love the stereotype of old librarians with buns & the love of quiet places. I am totally fine with this stereotype. Sometimes I wear buns & sometimes I like to shush people. Apparently the general public doesn’t mind being shushed. IN FACT they need to be shushed. Here are things people want from their libraries.
1) Librarians to answer questions or give information
2) Borrowing books
3) Free access to computers & the internet
4) A QUIET SPACE TO WORK & STUDY
And that fourth one my friends is only ONE PERCENT behind free access to computers & the internet. If I didn’t work with kids (who are incapable of being quiet) I would go around shushing everyone saying, “You wanted this!”
Read the whole article & check out the survey results here.