by Nancy Hicks, courtesy of Lincoln Journal Star
Michelle Tilley likes old-fashioned books, the ones printed on paper.
She likes the feel in her hand as she turns the page, the weight of the book in her lap. But when she's going on vacation, Tilley downloads e-books from the library. Instead of weighing down a suitcase, "I take all those books on my tiny little Kindle."
by Michael Wetzel, courtesy of Decatur Daily
Local libraries expect to get their share of federal funding for fiscal 2018, but library directors are fearful funding allocations could change at any moment in Washington, D.C.
Decatur (AL) Public Library Director Sherry Sakovich said losing federal funding would curtail some programs and services. Lawrence County Public Library Director Rex Bain said the loss of federal funding would be devastating.
“Since 2011, we’ve received $93,...
by Amie Wright, courtesy of American Libraries
For the second year, San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) has hosted the Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians (#SDCCEL), a partnership with San Diego Public Library, complete with commemorative library cards. The aim of the conference, held July 19–23, is to “promote the adoption of comics in the classroom and participate in a lively discourse on the latest in teaching pedagogy.” The event is open to all SDCC participants plus librarians and educators.
One prominent theme at this year...READ MORE
Steepletop (Austerlitz, NY) was the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) member of the NYS Writers Hall of Fame (2010) and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1923). Her work includes 10 poetry collections, an opera libretto, songs, plays, essays, short stories, and satirical sketches.
Much of this work was created here, where the poet and her husband created a peaceful homestead (--a restored New England farmhouse surrounded by flower and vegetable gardens, and a wooden writing cabin under a canopy of white pines.) Today the spirit of the poet still lingers, welcoming visitors to enjoy the beauty of the natural world that inspired her.
The Literary Landmark program is administered by United for Libraries....READ MORE