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A Lesson from the Little Library by Lindsay Yearta


Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
While Little Libraries are becoming ubiquitous in our town, a few years ago, there was only one in the vicinity and my then six year old daughter decided that simply wasn’t adequate. Grace recognized the Little Library for what it was, a way to share her love of books…

Losing and Finding Yourself in the Library by Jessie Sima


Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
As I write this, my debut picture book, Not Quite Narwhal, is on the brink of publication. There’s so much to be excited about and thankful for, and I’ve found myself spending a lot of time reflecting on what brought me here. The truth is, I didn’t grow up…

“When a Storyteller Dies, a Library Burns”


I think we’ve all known a storyteller — member of the family, immediate or extended… But, I’m sure you’ve heard that stories haven’t been printed and circulated for all that long in the history of the human family… And, of course, we’ve had way less time for stories offered digitally… My published stories are free to […]

A Library in A Taxi ?


“Fairly small, up on a pole, books inside, and saying, ‘Take A Book – Leave A Book’…”—that’s a quote from a post I did about Little Free Libraries. While they can be almost anywhere, I haven’t yet heard of one in a taxi… And, from an older post called All About Libraries, there’s this word […]

“Knowledge Sets Us Free, Art Sets Us Free. A Great Library Is Freedom.”


That quote in the title of this post is from Ursula K. Le Guin and is the lead idea in the essay, How Libraries Save Lives, on BrainPickings. These two quotes follow the first: “If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed.” ~ Joseph Mills “You never know what troubled […]