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What's Happened To Croydon's Birds, Shirley Library, Apr 23

What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds?

John Birkett, an enthusiastic member of Croydon RSPB, gives an illustrated talk on how the borough’s bird population has changed in recent years. 180 more words


Libraries raised me...

Ray Bradbury

I’m just a little girl sitting on the front porch, praying the next vehicle that comes down the road is the bookmobile!

Living out in the country with no other kids my age around, I was often left to mastermind my own fun and games. 652 more words

Billund Public Library – a smack of library and a place for kids in all ages

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  746 more words


Spring Cleaning Book Unhaul

Hey all, Dani here.

Today is a bittersweet day. I spent an hour or so yesterday and the first couple hours today, purging my library of books. 403 more words


Reading on a Low Budget

Photo: Calgary’s New Central Library.

There’s a common misconception that in order to be a true reader, especially a reader with an online presence, you have to own a ton of books and bookish goods. 480 more words


Libraries on the Road: Jaipur's Government Maharaja Public Library

We’ve been settled in Jaipur for a couple of days now and it’s time to venture out from our comfortable neighbourhood to visit one of the local libraries. 1,467 more words


"It is likely that libraries will carry on and survive, as long as we persist in lending words to the world that surrounds us, and storing them for future readers"*...

Many visions of the future lie buried in the past. One such future was outlined by the American librarian Charles Ammi Cutter in his essay “The Buffalo Public Library in 1983”, written a century before in 1883. 735 more words