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wordsbydan:

7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries

With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;

  1. Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
  2. University Club Library – New York City
  3. Admont Abbey Library – Austria
  4. Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
  5. Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
  6. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  7. Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa

Click a photo to see full size. Support your local library, kids. Part two.

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lauriehalseanderson:

ask-tactician-joanne:

team-roge:

ask-tactician-joanne:

lime-in-a-coconut:

ask-tactician-joanne:

(Guys, I need your help.
The two 9th grade English teachers at my school went to a book convention about a month ago and brought back A TON of new books, ALL of which were bought with their own money. I’ve heard they spent $2000+ on those books, and with how many books they brought back, I can believe it.
The school board, however, wants ALL THE BOOKS—not just the ones they bought recently—in their classrooms libraries to be reviewed for violence, sexual content, language, etc. They will take any books off those shelves if they deem them “inappropriate”.
I can see where they’re coming from, although I do not agree with them in the slightest. WE ARE HIGH-SCHOOLERS. WE CAN HANDLE THESE THINGS. THEY ARE IN THE REAL WORLD AND THEY ARE BLINDING US FROM THOSE THINGS.
Now here’s the worst part. Yesterday—December 20, 2013—my English teacher got an e-mail from the school board telling her when the deadline for all of those books was.
FEBRUARY 1, 2014.
That is literally impossible. My teacher began to cry when she was telling us about it. No one—NO ONE—can read so many books that fast. Not even if we divide it among our grade could that be possible, especially with our midterms in January.
My grade is outraged. Unfortunately, petitioning is considered “disturbing the learning process” and we can’t do it in school. Otherwise our principal can (and will) punish us for it.
Outside of school is fair game.
Right now, my friends/classmates and myself are creating a group to go to a school board meeting and show them what these books mean to us. It’s in the early stages of development, but we will get this done.
This is what I ask of you to do:
SPREAD. THE. WORD.
I want you to show the school board that we CAN handle these things, that we LOVE books, and that we will NOT take this lying down. Your support is the greatest thing you can offer. Reblog and signal boost. Share this on any social media site you’re on. Tell your friends. Spread the word.
It’s time to change this. We are young adults. It’s time to stop “protecting” us from things we should know about and can handle learning about.)

KEEP REBLOGGING!

(Bringing this back around our way to show you guys. I want this to keep spreading, please.)

Signal boost.
I love books and I hate censorship.
Let’s do this.

(UPDATE:
PETITION HERE
GO MY COMRADES GOOOO)


Censorship alert! Take a break from wrapping gifts and sign the petition. Can you do anything else to help? The school district in question is the Muhlenberg School District, Muhlenberg, PA - a school that was once very accepting of YA lit in the classroom.
Reblog, please! 

lauriehalseanderson:

ask-tactician-joanne:

team-roge:

ask-tactician-joanne:

lime-in-a-coconut:

ask-tactician-joanne:

(Guys, I need your help.

The two 9th grade English teachers at my school went to a book convention about a month ago and brought back A TON of new books, ALL of which were bought with their own money. I’ve heard they spent $2000+ on those books, and with how many books they brought back, I can believe it.

The school board, however, wants ALL THE BOOKS—not just the ones they bought recently—in their classrooms libraries to be reviewed for violence, sexual content, language, etc. They will take any books off those shelves if they deem them “inappropriate”.

I can see where they’re coming from, although I do not agree with them in the slightest. WE ARE HIGH-SCHOOLERS. WE CAN HANDLE THESE THINGS. THEY ARE IN THE REAL WORLD AND THEY ARE BLINDING US FROM THOSE THINGS.

Now here’s the worst part. Yesterday—December 20, 2013—my English teacher got an e-mail from the school board telling her when the deadline for all of those books was.

FEBRUARY 1, 2014.

That is literally impossible. My teacher began to cry when she was telling us about it. No one—NO ONE—can read so many books that fast. Not even if we divide it among our grade could that be possible, especially with our midterms in January.

My grade is outraged. Unfortunately, petitioning is considered “disturbing the learning process” and we can’t do it in school. Otherwise our principal can (and will) punish us for it.

Outside of school is fair game.

Right now, my friends/classmates and myself are creating a group to go to a school board meeting and show them what these books mean to us. It’s in the early stages of development, but we will get this done.

This is what I ask of you to do:

SPREAD. THE. WORD.

I want you to show the school board that we CAN handle these things, that we LOVE books, and that we will NOT take this lying down. Your support is the greatest thing you can offer. Reblog and signal boost. Share this on any social media site you’re on. Tell your friends. Spread the word.

It’s time to change this. We are young adults. It’s time to stop “protecting” us from things we should know about and can handle learning about.)

KEEP REBLOGGING!

(Bringing this back around our way to show you guys. I want this to keep spreading, please.)

Signal boost.

I love books and I hate censorship.

Let’s do this.

(UPDATE:

PETITION HERE

GO MY COMRADES GOOOO)

Censorship alert! Take a break from wrapping gifts and sign the petition. Can you do anything else to help? The school district in question is the Muhlenberg School District, Muhlenberg, PA - a school that was once very accepting of YA lit in the classroom.

Reblog, please! 

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therumpus:

Check out The Rumpus Gift Guide:
I don’t know why we haven’t done this before. Here are some cool literary gifts from some cool literary people for the holiday season.
Adventures in Feministory mugs from Bitch magazine. Featuring feministory notables like Ella Baker, Julia Cooper, Ada Lovelace, and others.
I Am A Tool Or A Weapon pencils from Adam J. Kurtz.
I Want To F. Scott Fitzgerald t-shirt, and also most of the other gifts on the Buzzfeed Books gift guide.
Out of Print Clothing has book related products (books, totes, fleeces) items and when you purchase their products, they donate a book to a community through Books for Africa. Pretty neat!
If you’re looking for a gift for children, we recommend any of these children’s books picked by the NY Public Library.
Speaking of children, you can always make a donation to 826 National (or your local 826 chapter) in your loved one’s name.
Here’s a fun one for someone who loves to read and enjoys a good drink: Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist.
And if you know someone who has a big heart, we can’t help but recommend The Sugar Set. (Check out other Rumpus gifts here.)

The Sugar Set. Yes please, now please.

therumpus:

Check out The Rumpus Gift Guide:

I don’t know why we haven’t done this before. Here are some cool literary gifts from some cool literary people for the holiday season.

Adventures in Feministory mugs from Bitch magazine. Featuring feministory notables like Ella Baker, Julia Cooper, Ada Lovelace, and others.

I Am A Tool Or A Weapon pencils from Adam J. Kurtz.

I Want To F. Scott Fitzgerald t-shirt, and also most of the other gifts on the Buzzfeed Books gift guide.

Out of Print Clothing has book related products (books, totes, fleeces) items and when you purchase their products, they donate a book to a community through Books for Africa. Pretty neat!

If you’re looking for a gift for children, we recommend any of these children’s books picked by the NY Public Library.

Speaking of children, you can always make a donation to 826 National (or your local 826 chapter) in your loved one’s name.

Here’s a fun one for someone who loves to read and enjoys a good drink: Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist.

And if you know someone who has a big heart, we can’t help but recommend The Sugar Set. (Check out other Rumpus gifts here.)

The Sugar Set. Yes please, now please.

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The big little words

When you called tonight I knew it wasn’t actually for advice or for me to tell you what to do.

You already knew.

What you needed hear, and the best thing I could give you, was “I love you. I’m here for you. I hear how sad and torn up and confused you are.”

You said you’d hoped I wouldn’t judge you but the fact is, you needed me not to. You needed me to be a friend. You know the decisions to make: the hard ones, the ones that take days and months and endless patience, the ultimately right decisions.

You needed comfort, you needed love, you needed to be told you’re a flawed human and, to quote Brenè Brown, “you’re deserving of love and belonging.”

You needed the big little words and I’m so grateful I was able to be there, to provide that for you, this time and all the times coming.

I know because I need them too. And I’m so glad our friendship, separated by miles and miles, is still wide open to our humanity and ability to love.

Thank you for opening up to me, for calling me, for being your perfectly flawed self. It allows me to do the same and isn’t that just the greatest part of friendship?

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minneapolisbeards:

You’ll have a fucking beard! 

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lauriehalseanderson:

pewinternet:

If your local library closed, what impact would it have on your family and your community?
BRAND NEW REPORT out today finds thatAmericans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life.54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.”
More: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/12/11/libraries-in-communities/


EVERYONE NEEDS AND DESERVES GREAT LIBRARIES!!!

lauriehalseanderson:

pewinternet:

If your local library closed, what impact would it have on your family and your community?

BRAND NEW REPORT out today finds thatAmericans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life.54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.”

More: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/12/11/libraries-in-communities/

EVERYONE NEEDS AND DESERVES GREAT LIBRARIES!!!

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"Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes. We need gigantic revolutionary changes. Schools should be palaces. Competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be getting six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge for its citizens, just like national defense. That is my position. I just haven’t figured out how to do it yet."

— Sam Seaborn, The West Wing (via snarkywordsworth)

(via lauriehalseanderson)

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