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The Librarian's List

A list of our most beloved books, "bookish" quotes, and book lists created by librarians for librarians and the world! If you are a librarian and would like to contribute to this list, please send an email with "Attention Heidi" in the subject line to Please limit yourself or your institution to one or two pins a day. Thanks for your contributions!

And then there's the 22% who just haven't met the perfect book yet.

Any storytime that involves this book has to be good. I mean seriously

This is the greatest picture we have seen!

THE END OF ABSENCE by Michael Harris -- Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean?

Mãn by Kim Thúy, a story about a Vietnamese family in Quebec. Man says of her husband: "He was one of those who had lived too long in Vietnam to become Canadian. And conversely, who have lived too long in Canada to be Vietnamese again."

  • Grimsby Library

    We were lucky enough to have Kim Thuy as a guest speaker at our most recent Grimsby Author Series event! Thanks to her and Shani Mootoo for a great night had by all.

An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s Some Luck: A novel by Jane Smiley

10/14/2014 Leaving Time By Jodi Picoult --For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the

Slides from the Wiley Learning Institute iOERs webinar/webcast

10 Picture Books for the Tantrum Thrower

7 Steps to the Library! - Jo from Guildhall Library points out some spots in London on his walk from the station to the library. If you're Vining out there, we'd love to see 7 steps to your library! #london #libraries #vine #strikeapose

Library candles: The scent is matched to each author. Jane Austin is a blend of florals, Poe's candle combine cardamon with absinthe and sandal wood, and Thoreau is woodsy scents like cedar and juniper. They even have a Dickens candle that sounds perfect for the holidays!.