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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!

We love this quote from Garrison Keillor. What is the best book you ever received as a gift?

So many books, so little time! Which door will you choose next?

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Will Herondale in a Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.


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Every day, public library staff are asked to answer legal questions. Since these questions are often complicated and confusing, and because there are frequent warnings about not offering legal advice, reference staff may be uncomfortable addressing legal reference questions. To help reference staff build confidence in responding to legal inquiries, the American Library Association and iPAC will host the free webinar “ Connecting Patrons with Legal Information” on Wednesday, ...

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#ReadfortheRecord is coming up! Are you going to participate in breaking a world record?? Check out what my library is doing

Today's TBT begins back in the 1970's. “Miss Nelson Is Missing!” Harry Allard’s 1977 book, hilariously illustrated by James Marshall, is still one of the funniest ever kid stories. Patient Miss Nelson tolerates all sorts of disrespect and misbehavior from the children in room 207, but when witchlike substitute Viola Swamp takes over, they start to regret their evil ways. “Miss Nelson Is Back” (1986) and “Miss Nelson Has a Field Day” (1988) followed the first book.

I am now one of those people reading in public going 'mm-hmmm' and doing a lot of head nodding.

englishmajorhumor: Scientists have discovered the newest addition to our planet’s fossil record, and we’ve got the exclusive!  The Thesaurus, discovered by Darel Seow, stood twenty feet tall and had one of the most expansive vocabularies in the Jurassic Period.

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W-I-N-S-D-A-Y is here! For a chance to win a BYU Books for Young Readers T-shirt, just post the correct answer to the following question on our Facebook post (click for link): Who is the author of the classic children's book "Peter Pan"?

What if?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe. Millions of people visit each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. He answers some of them in this book.