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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!

The Librarian's List

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Book Tree Mixed Media

As part of the Decatur Public Library's "Poem A Day Project" the dynamic duo READiculous shares the award winning poetry for two voices by Paul Fleischman! In his remarkable volume "Joyful Noise," Fleischman verbally re-creates the booming/boisterous/joyful noise of insects!

  • Connie Avery
    Connie Avery

    We MUST remember this!!

.I love the library! Reading is just can go anywhere and becoming the character.

  • Barb

    Great quote. By a great author. :D

Check out our road trip display in our teen space!

  • Taylor Sea
    Taylor Sea

    These are some of my favorites! Great display...

Story Time Secrets: Every Hero Has a Story: Chapter Book Reading List

Discover the fun, hilarious kids' poetry by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky! Includes literacy extension activities.

chocolate, tea and a good book please

Gene Luen Yang won the annual Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for his fantastic graphic novel, "American Born Chinese." Gene, a presenter at this year’s symposium, is the author of dozens of graphic novels. He is even the mastermind behind the comic continuation of the Nickelodeon series, "Avatar: The Last Airbender!" Register to hear Gene at

The 1986 Caldecott Medal winner was Chris Van Allsburg for "The Polar Express."


Mixed Media with book, reading, library theme.

Newbery Medal Winner Books - Printable Checklist

Winsday! giveaway! Win a copy of “Moon Over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool by posting the right answer to this question: How many years did it take Clare to write “Moon Over Manifest,” from conception to publication? For another entry share this post on your Facebook page!

Goodnight & sweet dreams

Illustration brilliantly captures the harsh reality for millennials in today's economy

Meet one of this year's presenters! Clare Vanderpool has written only two books, but oh, what books! Her debut novel “Moon Over Manifest” won the 2011 Newbery Medal. Her second book, “Navigating Early,” was named a 2014 Printz Honor Book. She says writing all begins with reading. “Read anything and everything from historical to contemporary, fantasy, science fiction and fairy tales. Learn from everything you read; the good, the bad, and the ugly.”

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Librarians worth - infographic

Life with chronic illness is just like any other -- a life full of obstacles. It's easy to lay down and not get back up. But if you're not moving, you're not living. So even when the obstacles become too great, the treatment stops working, the doctors stop telling you the good news, even when you lose support, you lose sight of what you're moving towards -- you keep moving.