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Celebrating Pumpkins at the Eureka Pumpkin Festival

Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Illinois when the leaves on the trees change from green to a wild display of colors, the crops in the fields are completing their lifecycle and are ready for harvest, and wildflowers such as goldenrod are putting out their final, golden blooms. 492 more words

Reader's Advisory: Advisory on the Past

I’ve been focused on creating new booklists that I forgot about the ones that I currently have. I have a 5 inch binder full of booklists and reader’s advisory notes going back to 1986 (or more, I’m still looking through it). 126 more words


Google's new move: good for readers, bad for Amazon?

Google’s new move: good for readers, bad for Amazon?

Amazon and Google don’t exactly walk through the consumer wonderland hand-in-hand. ;)

While Amazon has never been the walled garden some suggest (for example, the e-tailer¬†had the Netflix app in the Appstore and available on their tablets from the beginning, when it directly competes with Prime Video), there’s been a clear division for people who use both companies (as I do). 1,453 more words


The Library of Birmingham @LibraryofBham (Photos and videos by Emine Ercan)

The Library of Birmingham provides a showcase for the city’s internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books. Facilities include a¬†state-of-the-art gallery space opening up public access to the collections. 248 more words


So you want to read a YA: Recommended reads for those new to the YA category

If you’re thinking about picking up a young adult novel, but aren’t sure where to start, here are some recommendations based on the genre you’d like to try. 431 more words


It All Starts With Reading

When I was a kid, I had to cross a busy downtown street to walk the two blocks to the public library. Mom would take me across that first street then let me walk the rest of the way to my favorite spot on earth; well, except for the high school gym on Friday night basketball game night. 559 more words

5 Ways to Giving Back, This Holiday Season

Today, I want to write about giving back. Over the years, I have found myself loving autumn more and more. It is a transitional season where one foresees the holidays and end of the year wrap ups, a time for friends, cozy blankets, hot chocolates, and of course, books. 762 more words

All The Bright Places