by Katy Moeller, courtesy of Idaho Statesman
The exclamation point on the Boise Public Library (ID) sign jumps out at you.
It’s now a city icon but when it was first unveiled in 1995, Dave Bieter was not a fan.
“I thought, ‘What self-respecting library needs punctuation? … If you’re a great library, you don’t need punctuation,” Bieter told a...READ MORE
by Anne Ford, courtesy of American Libraries
The category: Beloved TV Programs.
The answer: Roughly 150 librarians have competed on this game show since 2005.
And the correct question: What is Jeopardy!?
“We use a lot of librarians on the show,” says longtime Jeopardy! staffer Maggie Speak. “One of the coolest things about being a librarian, from what we hear from our contestants, is that on any given day they’re facing a whole new set of questions or problems, and that keeps them very sharp. Plus, for our show, personality is a big factor. Trust me, we’ve seen some librarians—they’re a lot of fun.”
Here, 11...READ MORE
by Kelly Rocheleau, courtesy of The Citizen
While other students in Auburn Junior High School (NY) have been bound to their desks Tuesday afternoons this school year, Kristi Newton's health class has been doing yoga.
On one of those days earlier this month, Newton, a health teacher, and media specialist Marcella Didio led the class at the school's library. Some students giggled as they tried various poses while following along with their instructor. Some children had more success than others; a few would wobble when doing moves...
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ home in Cross Creek, Florida was designated a Literary Landmark on August 8th, 1996 by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and the Florida Center for the Book during a celebration of Rawlings’ 100th birthday.
Cross Creek was the beloved home of Rawlings from 1928 to 1953 and a source of inspiration for her most timeless works including Cross Creek and The Yearling. The virgin Florida territory and near isolation of the Cross Creek farm became the colorful and memorable backdrop for The Yearling, the story of a backwoods Florida boy and his pet deer.