Via A Quiet Spot—jiminy crickets, I shall have no peace until I try this.
“On that day, the library was transformed from a confusing and intimidating collection of books into a thousand different portals through time and space to fantastic worlds for me to explore. I don’t remember her name, but I do remember that she was in her fifties, wore epic 1970s polyester pantsuits, huge glasses that hung from a long gold chain around her neck, and had a hairdo that was ten miles high. She was friendly and helpful, and when she reached out to that nerdy little kid, she changed his life. If you’re a librarian today, you probably don’t hear this very often, but thank you. Thank you for making a difference in people’s lives.”
Andrew Karre is right: this is well worth the time to watch. Fascinating & thought-provoking look at the future of libraries & ebooks.
An app recommendation; sounds like one to check out.
Valentine craft to maybe try?
News that Made My Day
Bubble Gum Math, Revisited
Oh, and I forgot—
You are what you eat
Links for July 22, 2008