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Tough Cookie by David Wisniewski, a Review
Picture books are a wonderful creation. Picture books that are fun to read aloud for children and adults are a treat indeed. Tough Cookie by David Wisniewski is one that you will want to read to a child over and over.
Library Social Media
Does your library use social media? Many libraries jumped on the "cool" train with social media and are now struggling with how to use it. Here are some thoughts from a patron perspective to make social media useful.
Unusual Library Loans
Libraries loan books and magazines, but some others loan more unusual things. Cake pans, e-readers, video cameras and more. Does your library lend anything unusual? What are the ramifications for lending?
Teen Space in the Library
Welcoming teens into the library starts with a space that makes them feel at home. Take a look at the teen space in your library, does it fit the bill? How do you know for sure? Perhaps a second look might be in order.
The Mission of Public Libraries
What is the mission of public libraries? Sounds like such a simple question, but sometimes the true mission of a public library is forgotten because they have become commonplace in every community in the United States.
Customer Service in the Library
Many librarian job descriptions include the phrase "must have excellent customer service skills." But, what does that mean exactly?
Libraries and the Personal Touch
Paraphrasing Woody Allen, libraries are like sharks; they must continually move forward or die.
Large Print Considerations for Libraries
Look at your large print collection with fresh eyes. Is it as useful as you think it is? This article might change your mind.
Creative Doodling & Beyond, A Review
Creative Doodling & Beyond by Stephanie Corfee is a beautiful book meant to be user friendly in that one can doodle right in the book itself. Perhaps not the best choice for libraries to circulate given this feature, but for personal use it is a wonderful addition.
Audiobook Crafternoons at the Library
Book discussion groups are a common program at libraries. Many have craft classes as well. Both programs have their inherent problems, but combining them might be the solution.
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