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How to Build a Biblio Chair

How to Build a Biblio Chair

Are you a bookworm and pressed for book space in your home or apartment? A biblio chair is a bookshelf chair (bookshelf and chair in one). It is a space-saving, minimalist design that is versatile and ideal for book lovers everywhere. One of the best home or apartment improvement ideas …

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Still Solid: More Teen Space Changes

A few weeks ago, I posted about the small changes we’ve made to the teen space in our library. And those small changes went a long way toward making the space more teen-friendly. The challenge has always been that this space is part collection, part programming, and part hallway (we’re …

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Teen Spaces: Modifying an All-Too-Solid Room

You know the problem: you want to create the most epic of teen spaces, but you’re locked into an architectural space that just wasn’t designed for it. All the walls are covered in shelving, there’s almost no plugs, bookshelf islands occupy most of the rest of the space, and everything …

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Hi There.

Library person. Geek person. Extrovert person. Person about whom other adjectives apply. Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. – St. Augustine Libraries are a …

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Of Harpies and Crying Wolf

I was killing time on my break today when I was made aware of the statements posted by #teamharpy on their legal defense fund site. First, false allegations suck. Second, rape culture sucks. Third, truth is often squishier than the facts. Since I took Ms. de Jesus and Ms. Rabey at …

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STEAM Three Ways: Silly Putty

Library staff are often crunched for time, particularly in the youth services department (although I may be biased here). To that end, getting the supplies and planning for a single science activity that can be used in multiple age groups has a real, measurable time and budget savings. It’s important …

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“Because I have a story too”: Diversity in Biographies

Image submitted by Tye Jiles to the #WeNeedDiverseBooks tumblr “Why are there more biographies about white people?” I’d been helping a family find children’s biographies to use for a family project on Black History Month, and the 7-year-old girl asked a great question. I quickly came up with the best …

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Grinding And Gameification

I’ve been thinking about grinding lately. Grinding in video games, per Wikipedia, “is a term used in video gaming to describe the process of engaging in repetitive tasks during video games.” It’s an issue in gaming, of course, and there are numerous posts about that already. (I fall in the …

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Ocarinas, Light Sabers, and Learning Gateways

Cover image via Kotaku. Original owner’s site seems disabled, but if you know it, pass it on so I can credit. About 2 years ago, a good friend of mine tried to get me into gaming. I was not enthused about the idea. I mean, I barely played Angry Birds. …

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New Look, New Stuff

If you read this on my site, you may have noticed that it looks a lot different. I’ve opted to go with the new Twenty Fifteen theme from WordPress, because I really like how clean it feels. I tucked a lot of my old blog posts away in the archive, …

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