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"Children's Library Attendance Drops"

The title says it all.

This from @thebookseller on Twitter refers only to the UK, but it would hardly surprise me if the same holds true for the US and other nations as well. 473 more words


Boys Reading


Came across this article in the Times Educational Supplement.  Firstly praise for Gareth Summers who took the time to find out what the boys were interested in and doing something about it. 237 more words

Children's Books

New links for MALD information

Following the name change of CyMAL to MALD (Museums, Archives and Libraries Division), the web pages have undergone a revision. Old links no longer work and I will try to update the links on my pages, and perhaps the last few months of posts. 73 more words


Corporation (Killyleagh)

There are five townlands called Corporation, all of which are connected to places settled in the 17th century Plantation of Ulster.  Today I’m writing about the one which contains the village of Killyleagh in County Down. 107 more words


Reading Habits

After a few days ‘in hiding’ away from my computer, I logged on today to find myself nominated to answer some very apt questions, in relation to my reading habits, and it was so synchronistic, because today I discovered a; favourite second-hand bookshop had just closed down., 640 more words

A close encounter of the writer kind

Summertime is busy season at public libraries. Summer reading is in full swing, kids are out of school, and everyone is coming in to beat the heat. 364 more words


RWA Librarians Day Recap

I attended my first RWA event last week in New York. While I didn’t get to go to the whole conference, I was lucky enough to get a ticket for Librarians Day. 193 more words