i aim my arrows high















pulpofiction:

cuter story: a few days ago a tiny girl came up to the register with her mom and asked me in a high-pitched, squeaky voice: ARE YOU THE LIBRARIAN?

i started laughing. yes, i’m the librarian, i tell her

DO I HAVE TO BRING THESE BOOKS BACK?

"no, these are yours to keep!!" i say, and her mom smiles and tells me "she was really worried she’d have to bring this book bac - "

the little girl interrupts, holding up ten fingers I’VE READ A THOUSAND BOOKS

she was four years old and she was fuckin adorable jfc

4 days ago with 46 notes — via pulpofiction
#books



"

There are no Jack Kerouacs or Holden Caulfields for girls. Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men.

"Great" books, as defined by the Western canon, didn’t contain female protagonists I could admire. In fact, they barely contained female protagonists at all.

"
1 week ago with 41912 notes — via newwavefeminism, © oditor
#books #media responsibility #it's true



"It’s hard for me to even remember the last time I was in a library.

[I]t’s impossible to see a world where we keep libraries open simply to pretend they still serve a purpose for which they no longer serve."

The End Of The Library | TechCrunch

Well, white dude with I’m guessing considerable stock in Google, is the library just there for your needs or purposes?

Maybe you enjoyed your exercise in wordplay and making points already made. But what was your point again? Books make libraries so without books libraries aren’t libraries? Books look different so libraries can’t be libraries? Libraries look different so libraries can’t be libraries? You don’t need libraries for books so we don’t need libraries? I’m sorry, what?

Oh but wait, we’re pretending? Pretending what? Pretending there’s an access divide? Pretending there’s a digital divide? Pretending information illiteracy? Pretending folks lack job skills? Pretending college students need help with citation (BAHA HAHAHAHAHHA)? Did I get a Masters in Pretending? I MEAN I DO HAVE A GREAT IMAGINATION SO I PROBS GOT STRAIGHT A’S. OR P’S FOR PRETENDING. I’m sorry, what?

(via yellowdecorations)

Also read this from BeerBrarian - The End of “The End of Libraries”

On Sunday, October 14th, yet another “End of Libraries” piece appeared. Per usual, it was written by a white male with no use for libraries, because every single time this trope appears, that’s part of the author’s demographic background. Beyond that, it’s a crucial part of the author’s background. It is overwhelmingly affluent white men who argue that because they do not use something, it has no value for anyone. Libraries. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Affordable health care. It’s the same argument.

(via thedanaash)

"The internet has replaced the importance of libraries as a repository for knowledge." Ah, yes, because you can trust everything you read on the internet.

Republicans play this game all the time. “I don’t need it, therefore it’s not important and we should get rid of it.” I can vividly remember the last time I was in a library. It was three weeks ago. I needed to do research and the material I needed was not online. Not every book is completely indexed in Google Books. And yes, an ebook is cheaper and faster than buying a physical copy of a book - but it’s harder to skim through an ebook quickly, and the physical copy at the library costs you nothing (up front; tax dollars etc etc).

Like I said, I was at the library three weeks ago. It was around 4 pm on a Tuesday. And you know what? It was CROWDED. There was a packed sign-up sheet for the computers. Kids and parents abounded in the children’s section. Older people and teenagers read at the tables in the main area. I had to wait in line to check out my book.

Before that, I had spent a lot of quality time on my library’s website. I like to read both physical books and ebooks. My library does Kindle loans. OK, their website is a crappy government website, and it can be a little difficult to navigate, but it’s doable. I read books I probably couldn’t or wouldn’t pay full price for, AKA a big part of the purpose of a library.

Libraries are not useless in the digital age, and even more importantly, they aren’t all empty. Just because YOU, PERSONALLY do not need or use something doesn’t make it a charming but impractical relic of a long-forgotten age.

(via thebicker)

My kid and I go to the library often enough that most of the librarians recognize her. And it’s wonderful because she now reads so much and so fast that we wouldn’t be able to afford all the books she consumes otherwise.

This guy is a tool.

(via petticoatruler)

1 week ago with 8896 notes — via allimccall, © TechCrunch
#social awareness #educational equality #books



schmergo:
I like reading all three of these as actual short stories,

schmergo:


I like reading all three of these as actual short stories,

2 weeks ago with 323482 notes — via meggannn, © frostingpeetaswounds
#the hunger games #twilight #harry potter #books #writing



ask-the-multishipper:

ask-the-multishipper:

2 weeks ago with 41393 notes — via mood-stuff, © ask-the-multishipper
#ba dum tss #books



Maybe Vampires DO Wear Polka Dots: A Mix for Mrs. Jeepers’ Day Off
8tracks || download

1. 1234 - Feist 2. To My Face - Chloe Howl 3. Misguided Ghosts - Paramore 4. Young Blood (Slow Version) - Naked and Famous 5. Luisa’s Bones - Crooked Fingers 6. Let Go - Frou Frou 7. The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson 8. Side Effects of Sipping on Sunshine - Open Till Midnight 9. Romeo and Juliet - The Killers 10. Closer - Kings of Leon 11. Baobabs - Regina Spektor 12. Lake Michigan - Rogue Wave 

Maybe Vampires DO Wear Polka Dots: A Mix for Mrs. Jeepers’ Day Off

8tracks || download

1. 1234 - Feist 2. To My Face - Chloe Howl 3. Misguided Ghosts - Paramore 4. Young Blood (Slow Version) - Naked and Famous 5. Luisa’s Bones - Crooked Fingers 6. Let Go - Frou Frou 7. The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson 8. Side Effects of Sipping on Sunshine - Open Till Midnight 9. Romeo and Juliet - The Killers 10. Closer - Kings of Leon 11. Baobabs - Regina Spektor 12. Lake Michigan - Rogue Wave 

2 weeks ago with 24 notes
#the adventures of the bailey school kids #bailey school kids #fanmix #kidlit #books #mrs. jeepers #feist #chloe howl #paramore #naked and famous #crooked fingers #frou frou #ingrid michaelson #open till midnight #the killers #kings of leon #regina spektor #rogue wave #**



prettybooks:

Top Ten / Books That Got Me Searching for More Middle Grade

prettybooks:

Top Ten / Books That Got Me Searching for More Middle Grade

2 weeks ago with 160 notes — via prettybooks
#books #matilda



teachingliteracy:

isabelle arsenault.

teachingliteracy:

isabelle arsenault.

3 weeks ago with 290 notes — via thereadables, © isabellearsenault.com
#art #books #animals #foxes



schoolofvisualarts:

Book Storm by Elizabeth Baddeley

schoolofvisualarts:

Book Storm by Elizabeth Baddeley

3 weeks ago with 5463 notes — via schoolofvisualarts
#books



ladypoppinsart:

The Reader.
by Heatherlee Chan, Lady Poppins
www.ladypoppins.etsy.com

ladypoppinsart:

The Reader.

by Heatherlee Chan, Lady Poppins

www.ladypoppins.etsy.com

3 weeks ago with 3430 notes — via thebookhangover, © heatherleechan
#books #art



angstuniversity:

Little illustration I made for the flyers for my comics workshop at my local library/place of employment. It’s supposed to convey the magic of reading comics! Go comics!

angstuniversity:

Little illustration I made for the flyers for my comics workshop at my local library/place of employment. It’s supposed to convey the magic of reading comics! Go comics!

3 weeks ago with 2950 notes — via prettybooks, © angstuniversity
#books



I’m going to embroider something on my library book bin, just so that it’s cute and matchy with the rest of my apartment, but I can’t decide whether to go silly or serious!

Should I do…

Option A?

Option B?

Option C?

3 weeks ago with 33 notes
#crafts #books



yearinreview:

The Simpsons

3 weeks ago with 712151 notes — via yearinreview, © sandandglass
#books #the simpsons



charlottelabouffs:

today i corrected someone who said accidentally said the monster’s name was frankenstein and i said “frankenstein was the scientist not the monster”

then my professor went “but was frankenstein not the monster?” and i had to sit down for a minute

1 month ago with 179612 notes — via the-sentimentalist, © charlottelabouffs
#oooooh #books #frankenstein #mary shelley #mary wollstonecraft #mary wollstonecraft shelley




Kristin Cashore’s annotated copy of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Kristin Cashore’s annotated copy of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

1 month ago with 56 notes — via runawayjohanna
#this is wonderful #books #the disreputable history of frankie landau banks