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Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Nobody photographs libraries, those splendid and intimate cathedrals of knowledge, as beautifully as Candida Hofer. Her photographs are sober and restrained in feel- the atmosphere is disturbed by neither visitors nor users, especially as she forgoes any staging of the locations. The emptiness is imbued with substance by a subtle attention to colour, and the prevailing silence instilled with a metaphysical quality that gives voice to the objects, over and above the eloquence of the furnishings or the pathos of the architecture. This volume contains Hofer's famously ascetic images of the British Library in London, the Escorial in Spain, the Whitney Museum and the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris, the Villa Medici in Rome and the Hamburg University Library, among others. Umberto Eco introduces the collection with a witty reflection on the role of libraries in all our lives.
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rustoryhuf
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Hanging out with librarians. Love Conference time.

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Areader2
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Library book sale , it was a quick run through I had to get home,going back tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜

CouronneDhiver Ooo, I loved the Orchardist 8mo
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Readergrrl
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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My husband is a carpenter working in some very upscale homes and took me to look at his latest job. This house is incredible! While he was closing up, I explored the library. This is a relatively powerful and respected financial leader in New England (the opposite of me๐Ÿ˜‚) but our book tastes? Identical! I kept saying โ€œI read that! I read that!โ€ I‘ve found my new best book loving friend whom I‘ll never meet! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Kind of like Litsy TBH! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

rwmg So husband says to homeowner, "Do you need someone to help you catalogue and expand your library?" 8mo
Readergrrl I have to admit @rwmg to being more than a little jealous: dark wood, fireplace, rolling ladder, huge soft leather chairs, with a floor to ceiling window looking out across the mountains, but most of the books were clearly well-loved and worn, lots of thrift and library sale books, very well loved children‘s books clearly from their own kids to children‘s books that must have belonged to the owners. Absolute heaven! 8mo
BooknerdsLife Wow! I‘d love to have books loving friends in real life like that with beautiful library at home so I could visit them all the time! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ“š But I‘m grateful for all the books loving friends Ive met here on Litsy & on Instagram too ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ“š 8mo
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Megabooks
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Me, me! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ #litsyloveslibraries

Susanita Yes, but I'm usually stalking the hold list so hard I sometimes pick up the book before I even get the email! 9mo
CrowCAH ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
MelissaSue81 ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
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Dolly โœ‹๐Ÿผ I must add: why do they often come in bunches !!! 9mo
Christine Yup! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
jmtrivera ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
guinsgirlreads ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
BiblioLitten ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
lauriedslack ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
BradCarl Yeah baby! 9mo
Megabooks @Susanita I am a fellow stalker!! ๐Ÿ‘€ 9mo
Megabooks @Dolly So true about the bunches!! Idk why though! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
NeedsMoreBooks ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 9mo
Cinfhen I MISS those days!!!!! 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen No libraries in Israel?? If so, that just seems so different!! 9mo
Cinfhen No, they have libraries but it kind of ends there. The selections in English are minimal and rather old, you can only check out 2 books (๐Ÿ˜ณ) on your account and there is no online requesting or interloan system in place. I spoke to a librarian and a lot has to do with publishing rights ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฃ 9mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Wow! Two books, no online, no interlibrary loan. Smh! Get with it Israel!! I can imagine why they have a small English section. I‘m sure you hear many languages everyday in addition to Hebrew. I‘d miss American libraries, too! 9mo
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tournevis
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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1๏ธโƒฃ What kind of library? The answer is different if it's a local library or a rare books library. As a patron of research libraries, I'd say I'd save whatever book I'm pouring over at that time.
2๏ธโƒฃ Any Stephanie Meyer or Dan Brown book. Gleefully.
3๏ธโƒฃ S'mores have chocolate.
#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

Sarah83 What an idea ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 9mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Purrfectpages ๐Ÿ˜‚ 9mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Susannah Who‘s running the libraries? ๐Ÿ˜ข 9mo
BoleyBooks Appalling! ๐Ÿ˜ข 9mo
Suet624 What?? This makes my stomach and heart hurt. 9mo
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ravenlee This is terrible. 9mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Susannah I‘m guessing they will probably ask for volunteers. 9mo
valeriegeary ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ 9mo
Exbrarian Volunteers that don‘t know what they‘re doing. 9mo
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Kaye
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Don‘t let a day go by without learning something. Every time you drive by a library and don‘t stop, it‘s like you‘re walking by a treasure chest you never open , to see what‘s inside.

kathedron Love this post! โค 11mo
JennyM All the feels for this. My library is so important to me - I couldn‘t imagine it not being part of my community โค๏ธ 11mo
Crazeedi Yes!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ 11mo
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JoScho โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ 11mo
Librarybelle Thank you for this! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ 11mo
Leftcoastzen Yay ,Kaye! I always learn something at the library!โค๏ธ 11mo
Craftylikefox ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• Love this so much!! 11mo
kspenmoll Just love libraries- it‘s so true, you learn stuff. 11mo
catebutler Love this reminder! 11mo
SailorMoon OMG I'm loving this so so much!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒ™ 11mo
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C.Perone
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Here you go @kaye the library in Old Colorado City

Such a cute building. I'm bummed I didn't have time to go inside

#Libraries

CarolynM Great to see another Carnegie Library! This is pretty one @Centique 12mo
Centique @CarolynM isn‘t it just! ๐Ÿ˜ 12mo
rather_be_reading ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ 12mo
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BiblioLitten Pretty place to visit. ๐Ÿ˜ 12mo
Kaye Very nice ! How old is the building, do you know ? 12mo
C.Perone @kaye The 1904 Carnegie building - now part of the Old Colorado City Historic District - was renovated in 1980, and received additional parking and handicapped access in 1994. A renovation campaign was launched in early 2003 to preserve its historic architecture. [Wikipedia] 12mo
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Eyelit
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Some Friday evening funnies... ๐Ÿ˜‚

https://www.sadanduseless.com/funny-library-gallery/

Moray_Reads I recommend Orkney and Shetland libraries on Twitter. They have a hilarious friendly rivalry and post some brilliant things! 12mo
readordierachel Those were great ๐Ÿ˜† 12mo
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Amiable
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Moved to a new town about three weeks ago. Finally had the chance today to get my card from the public library. #Home

Crazeedi Nice! Looks like a big one, lucky you! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Woohoo! I hope it‘s an awesome hangout. Do you like that new town so far? 13mo
Amiable @Crazeedi It is! @CouronneDhiver Yes! It's only about 20 minutes from where we used to live, so we were down here quite a bit anyway before we moved. But I've always liked this town better, and I'm happy to have been able to finally move here. ๐Ÿ™‚ 13mo
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CouronneDhiver Awesome! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ 13mo
tracey38 ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ“š 13mo
readordierachel Yay! Isn't that a great feeling? 13mo
Amiable @readordierachel It really is! It doesn't feel like I can call a place "home" until I have my library card. ? 13mo
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Thndrstd
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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A friend saw this on Facebook and tagged me of course. Larger version here: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/35519201_1016059999...

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SassyBookworm
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Our wonderful library tonight showed the movie Coco and had a fun photo booth for the kids! Ava & Macy had a blast! The theme for this summers reading program is Library‘s Rock! And we sure think ours does!
#BestFriends #RaisingReaders #LibrarysRock #SummerReadingProgram

CourtElla4 We definitely love our library and librarians! They're growing up to love the library (almost) as much as we do. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š 2y
DebinHawaii Adorable! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• 2y
SassyBookworm @CourtElla4 yes!!! & I love how Ms. Susie knows they are best friends!!! 2y
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SassyBookworm @DebinHawaii thank you โ˜บ๏ธ 2y
Crazeedi Darling! 2y
SassyBookworm @Crazeedi thank you โ˜บ๏ธ 2y
SaturnDoo I think most of the libraries across the country are using that theme of Libraries Rock....I think my library rocks too ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๐Ÿ’œ 2y
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Crystallinegirl
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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One corner of my personal library! #librarylove #riotgrams @bookriot

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Eggs
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Need some bathroom reading? Push on that bookcase LOL

JennAndrew There‘s a bar in Edinburgh called Jekyll & Hyde that has bathrooms hidden behind bookcases like this. It‘s blinking awesome. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–ค 2y
wanderinglynn That‘s fantastic! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธ 2y
Chrissyreadit NYC has a Jekyll and Hyde‘s too. It‘s so much fun! 2y
ReadZenRites Dream home ideas!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• 2y
Eggs @JennAndrew How fun!! @wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit @ReadZenRites ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™ 2y
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Eggs
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Love a doorway to another reading room

tonyahoswalt Love this one! 2y
wanderinglynn That‘s beautiful! I would definitely pick this for my house. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธ 2y
Soubhiville Wow ๐Ÿ˜ 2y
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Craftylikefox ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• 2y
ReadZenRites Yessss!!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉโœจโœจ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• 2y
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cobwebmoth
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Here's a picture of one of the libraries that I used to work in. I worked downstairs in the children's section. I enjoyed my time there.โค๐Ÿ“š

WakeUpSid8 Reminds me of cookeville TN where i did my school. 2y
ReadZenRites Working in the children‘s section!๐Ÿ˜Š My dream job!๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’• 2y
rustoryhuf I spent 13 years as The Story Lady in a public library. So many memories. 2y
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RealBooks4ever
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Visited this library and museum today in the tiny town of Heppner, Oregon. Spent two hours in their amazing museum. Found items relating to at least one ancestor! He died in the Great Flood of 1903.

Texreader And that is why libraries are the best!!!! Finding ancestors there is so rewarding!! 2y
RealBooks4ever @Texreader ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ 2y
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callunakeep
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Just sayin...๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰

JoScho Truth!! 2y
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Thndrstd
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Saw this on Facebook and wanted to share

C.Perone Truth 2y
readinginthedark ๐Ÿ˜‚People are allowed to talk in my library, sometimes unfortunately... (edited) 2y
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Eggs
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Need a "sharing size" ottoman though...

AmyG Agreed. But nice and cozy. 2y
youneverarrived Lovely! 2y
tammysue Nice! 2y
Zelma That one is amazing. Love the wood paneling. Real wood paneling ๐Ÿ˜ 2y
Eggs @AmyG @youneverarrived @whatshesreadingnow @zelma ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ 2y
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MelissaSue81
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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First day as a librarian part 2.

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swishandflick
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Ok you guys, this is embarrassing. I've lived in my current apartment for two years and have just discovered that there's a library a 15 min walk away ?. It's small and there isn't a huge fiction selection, but I'll take it! Operation "spend less" is looking up!

mrozzz Yay!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 2y
dariazeoli I‘m an out-of-state member. I love their ebook selection. 2y
JaclynW @dariazeoli Wait! What?! You can be an out-of-state member!? How so?? 2y
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dariazeoli @JaclynW there is a $50 annual fee but itโ€˜s worth it! My local library stopped using Overdrive last year. https://bpl.bklynlibrary.org/patron_card/registration.aspx?ref=outofstate 2y
JaclynW @dariazeoli Thanks! I'm going to have to look into this. I get frustrated by my local library online situation. I'm often 20th, 40th, or 70th person in line for an ebook or audio book. It is ridiculous! It should be more accessible!! There is just no excuse I feel in this day and age to have to wait that long for a book! (Yikes! I sound like a crotchety old lady! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜‚) 2y
tournevis ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ 2y
JoScho @dariazeoli I want to do that! 2y
I.readalot They mail out cards? Wow. How about out of country? Iol There is sometimes 250 people in line ahead of me for an ebook. ๐Ÿ˜” 2y
RadicalReader @swishandflick absolutely love the wonderful joys one gets from going to the library 2y
dariazeoli @JaclynW Ha Ha! I feel your crotchety ways ๐Ÿ˜‚ 2y
L_auren Go girl!!! 2y
L_auren All you need is a location and then you can order everything you want to pick up there! 2y
Q84 @swishandflick that's awesome! We move often and I have made it a point to find the libraries close by before we actually move so I will be prepared! @Monica.readsalot I have the same problem 2y
JessieReadsInBK My branch is small too so I put a lot on hold and they come in pretty quickly! 2y
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Mitch
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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It‘s my last day as a resident at the Gladstone Library - it‘s been the most wonderfully bookish weekend ever!
After 3 days of the silent reading rooms - the world outside is going to feel awfully noisy!

Image:- Do Not Disturb - I‘m Reading ( in Welsh!).
#livinginalibraryisthebest #leavingparadise

Cathythoughts Sounds heavenly โœจ 2y
PictureandBook What a dream! 2y
Tamra A reading retreat. ๐Ÿ’œ 2y
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MallenNC I've heard about this but haven't ever heard from someone who actually stayed at the library. It must have been amazing! 2y
Mitch It was great- I‘m sitting on the train now, heading back to real life and making a resolve to go annually for a silent reading retreat! (edited) 2y
Suet624 Oh my. How lovely. 2y
PatriciaU totally jealous! That must have been an amazing experience! 2y
Mitch It so was - @PatriciaU I took some work to do, as well as pleasure reading but would love to go back next year for a few days of pure reading - guilt free, no distractions, with nothing of normal life begging for attention! It was super good! 2y
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candority
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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In early 1971 a childrenโ€˜s librarian in Troy, Michigan reached out to several notable people and asked them to write a letter to the children of the town to encourage them to visit the new library. She received responses from Neil Armstrong, Dr. Seuss, E.B. White and others! I love their letters and I think we would all agree with what they have to say! http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/05/library-is-many-things.html #litsyloveslibraries

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Kaye
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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1. I was 5, our Girl Scout leader took us to the library and we got our own cards that day. Back then they were just cardboard. The kids card was green. Adult cards were yellow. 2 I probably use the online more 3 Yes 4 I wish we could go back to card catalogs ! 5. I‘d guess 8.

Susanita I‘d forgotten all about the different color library cards. I was so proud when I could switch to an โ€œadultโ€ card! (Age 16 IIRC) 2y
Kaye I remember that too, @susanita. ๐Ÿ˜ 2y
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Kaye
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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1 How Old were you when you got your first library card ?
2 Do you use your online library more than your in person library ?
3 Do you use you library at least weekly?
4 How many remember the card catalog days when they used cards with date due in little pockets in the book ?
5 On average, how many books do you check out per visit ?

Special Thanks to all our Litsy librarians.

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Bklover
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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1. Heck yeah!
2. Ummm... you won‘t believe this but my town is small and has no library. There is a library in a nearby town but they won‘t let me borrow books. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ข
3. See #2
4. No. Of course not. Horrors!
5. Oh definitely!

RadicalReader @Bklover what‘s your favorite book you‘ve read that‘s over 500 pages? 2y
EchoLogical No library?! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ 2y
GripLitGrl Messed up the library from a town over won't let you borrow no consideration your town has no library so unfair๐Ÿ˜• 2y
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Bklover @RadicalReader Lonesome Dove. Without a doubt. Every time I read it it‘s like visiting a place, not reading a book. 2y
TricksyTails Oh man, I thought I had it bad when I moved to this small town with its sad library. To have no library at all? ๐Ÿ˜ž 2y
Bklover @TricksyTails I know. I buy waaaay too many books. Which is okay too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 2y
xicanti I'm deeply offended your town has let you languish without a library and the neighbouring town won't help out. Bad towns! Bad! 2y
Bklover @xicanti Thank you! They said since I don‘t pay taxes in their town I can‘t borrow books. I can borrow ebooks from my previous employer (a high school) though. They have an ebook service called Axis. I don‘t think they realize I‘m still using the service ! 2y
Erika13137 No library?! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ The horror! What about the little free libraries? 2y
Bklover @Erika13137 I did find a little free library in the area, but mostly has children‘s book and romances, which are fine but not my regular cup of tea. 2y
IheartYA Is there a county library? I would call town hall and ask someone to call a nearby library for permission. That's an outrage! You pay taxes and should receive the full benefit. 2y
Bklover @IheartYA our property taxes don‘t cover the library so I‘m out of luck. 2y
tonyahoswalt I wish I could change your library situation :( 2y
Bklover @tonyahoswalt โค๏ธโค๏ธThank you!โค๏ธโค๏ธ 2y
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Kaye
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Saw this on Reddit. Apparently, a library near Syracuse, NY , has posted this in the Teen Section of the library. They feel that if a teen may be dealing with a difficult issue, they‘d probably never ask a librarian where to find info on it. So they made it a bit easier for them. Some parents disapprove, thinking the child should come to them to ask for advice, not look up answers in library books. Whatcha think about this ?

kelseynicburke I think it‘s a great idea. If they‘re looking for answers in books and they‘re not finding them, there‘s a good chance they‘re just going to go on not knowing them. These are all things that would be very hard for a teenager to talk to a parent about, especially if they weren‘t ready. 2y
RaimeyGallant It's great, though probably needs to be expanded. 2y
Kaye I think it‘s great that the kids can look for info if they are having problems or questions on how to deal with a specific issue. I think the number of teens that could ask their parents about personal issues is pretty slim. 2y
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DrJAdMerricksson That's awesome 2y
Sace And what do parents think of internet search engines? 2y
HelloImJez I feel that some parents need to realise they can't and won't be able to have control over everything. I find that the parents who rally against this sort of thing are some of the same parents liable to react negatively to their child coming to them for advice for something like this. I'm all for this lil list, anything to make it easier for teens to cope/live. 2y
goodreadsandme Love it. As a sexual abuse survivor, I would not have had the courage to ask for help from a stranger. 2y
Notafraidofwords When I was a child, I realized that I couldn‘t come to parents for certain things. They just wouldn‘t know how to handle this. So, this would have been really helpful. 2y
EchoLogical This is fantastic! I wish I could post this in my library. 2y
JenlovesJT47 I think it's a great idea! 2y
Betty @EchoLogical couldn't you ask your library? 2y
Betty @RaimeyGallant what would you add to the list to expand this? 2y
EchoLogical @Betty I work there in the children's dept and I know the youth services librarian would shut it down immediately and the head of the parks and rec would back her. We tried to post about net neutrality on our Facebook page and he made us delete our post, twice, saying that the library needs to stay away from anything "controversial." ? 2y
Kaye @Echological Awhile back, some of our local libraries had some problems, not about this same thing, but many parents were coming in irate over a book their kid might have checked out that they didn‘t approve of. The librarians kept telling these people that We Are Not Babysitters For Your Kids. I agree with them, I don‘t think the library should have to police the books people check out. They ended up making Family Library Cards, for those 2y
Kaye -cont. that felt their kid‘s reading material be monitored. I never told my kids what they were or weren‘t allowed to read. I think when they get to a certain age, they should be able to read whatever they want. 2y
Chelleo I love this idea. One thing that I think would be helpful would be to include this Tough Topics section with other topics because as a standalone it's pretty obvious that they are looking at these particular set of issues. I know I would have been very anxious to be found reading this list if others were around. 2y
EchoLogical @Kaye We let parents know that when they get their children library cards, they're responsible for what they check. We say it in reference to damaged items but it seems to motivate them to pay closer attention to what's being checked out. Policing what people read is essentially counterintuitive to what libraries stand for, you know? Lol. Of course, we all have our opinions on what's "suitable" but ultimately we're here to provide access 2y
TrishB As a parent, as long as your kid‘s getting some help and support I think that‘s the important point. I have never censored what my kids read. 2y
AmyG I think it's an excellent idea. I never went to ask my parents. My daughter is a school counselor in a K-8. She tells me all the time how parents expect the school to do much of the parenting for them. @HellolmJez agree with you about parents. Good point. 2y
Kaye @Echological I agree completely. What about this scenario ? This was many years ago...maybe 15 or 20.... at least. 2 middle school boys came in to ask the librarian to do an inter-library loan ( from Cleveland) to order a book on how to build a pipe bomb. She refused to order it. This was long before all the violence in our world now, but would you feel any responsibility to contact their families? Or do librarians have a code of silence thing? 2y
Scurvygirl I love this idea. Many teens have parents that they feel are unapproachable (like I did) and wouldn‘t understand how they feel. This could be a steppingstone for them to get the help or information they need. 2y
Laura317 It‘s a directory to help find what is already there. I think it‘s very helpful to anyone (not just kids) that might be dealing with these issues. I‘m for it. 2y
SkeletonKey Excellent idea. Silencing these issues doesn't make the issues themselves disappear. Wish we could put it in my library as well. 2y
EchoLogical @Kaye I probably would've asked my director how to handle it but I think there's a loophole I could've used to notify the parents. When kids put items on hold, we call to let them know when they're in. I would've called the home number on file. 2y
BethM I love this. 2y
MiyakoBunny Great idea ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโค๏ธ 2y
[DELETED] 57804897 I think it‘s excellent. 2y
Aloisi_tribe Parents are delusional if they think their kids are going to come to them with some of these issues. I'm grateful for any place like this that offers good, helpful, correct information to teens that are obviously going through hard times. 2y
RaimeyGallant @EchoLogical Sorry, five different convos at once. The Internet is the world's free online library, so definitely a parallel with the net neutrality issue. (edited) 2y
RaimeyGallant @Betty Off the top of my head, the list picks out a couple of self-harming topics, but there are gaps. Was bullying on the list? Cyber issues? 2y
RadicalReader @Kaye Shout our to fellow Syracusians 2y
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Ms_T
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Today I became a member of my city library. Not only has this given me access to a gazillion more books, but it gives me the perfect excuse to regularly visit my beloved city centre. I call that a win-win! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Izai.Amorim I have to do that, too. I use my children's cards. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ 2y
Ms_T @Izai.Amorim Ha! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 2y
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R.Lyn-Romance-Reads
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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My state, Connecticut, hasn't been able to pass a budget. The Governor's proposed budget is looking to cut funding to local libraries. These cards are from kids from ages 8 - 13 advocating against these cuts. I love the graphics and their letters to their senator is so inspiring. It makes me so sad but at the same time proud to see our young kids fighting for what they believe & advocating for libraries.

Laura317 Makes me sad children are having to write, but glad they have parents who've raised them to fight! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Kids need libraries! It's too bad they have to fight already. ๐Ÿ˜ญ 3y
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Lacythebookworm
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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We're celebrating National Library Week at our library by showcasing photos of librarians, staff, and students with how #librariestransform their lives. Here's mine!

LeahBergen Awesome! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 3y
minkyb Beautiful smile! 3y
Lacythebookworm @LeahBergen @minkyb Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ 3y
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angrylilasian
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Can I just talk about how much I love my library? Not only do we have a bookmobile but now there's a machine at the gym where I can pick up my holds!! My husband asked if I would be going to the gym more often now. Cuz other than free food, this could be the motivation I was looking for! I haven't had a chance to use it yet so I'm putting stuff on hold today. I'm so excited!! ๐Ÿ˜†

8little_paws Whhhhhhhhhat 3y
8little_paws Boundless jealousy here 3y
MatildaBaggins Omg that's amazing!!! 3y
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PandaPanda I'm so incredibly jealous 3y
ReadingsByTheC That is so awesome! 3y
Christine Cool!! 3y
EvieBee That is so cool!!!! 3y
LectricSheep whoa! How does this work?! 3y
Yournewfriendsams Very cool!! 3y
Zelma Very cool! I recently traveled through Seattle and they had a digital library kiosks in the airport (ebooks and audios). Free two-day lending on a set number of books for non-residents too. 3y
Hooked_on_books This is genius! 3y
angrylilasian @LectricSheep I haven't picked up yet but it looks like when my hold comes in, I scan my card and my book is dispensed. Like a free book vending machine!! 3y
angrylilasian @Zelma That is amazing!! Now I have another reason to visit Seattle again! 3y
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Joriebooks
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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Saw this at my local library today. A local artist designed it for the library using the library's acronym. I hope there's stickers.
#loveourpubliclibraries

Lmstraubie ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– 3y
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MrBook
Libraries | Umberto Eco, Candida H๖fer
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#TBRtemptation post 1! This is an amazingly gorgeous coffee table book that combines libraries with one of the best photographers in the world. CH traveled all over the US & Europe to capture these magnificent images--the Escorial, the Whitney Museum's, the Villa Medici, the Pierpont, the Bibliotheque nationale de France, etc. And all of her pictures have zero people, for that glow of serenity and calm. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ๐Ÿ˜Ž

LitsyGoesPostal ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 3y
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