Jandy Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere (via yahighway)
Wise words! If you’re now feeling mad with power and need an outlet, tell your story here
If you are wondering what I am doing right now…this is the most accurate gif the internet can provide to describe my packing and unpacking. As you may know, I moved to Budapest last weekend, and am currently trying to manage all kinds of lovely new bureaucracies in Hungarian such as registering with the Immigration Office and finding an apartment (which entails levels of paperwork I can’t even begin to describe). I have some new projects coming up for this page, and hope to roll them out by next week, but right now my list of priorities is pretty much:
1. Survival- food, water, things that resemble food and water
2. Find Shelter.
Find the library (Check!)
so in the meantime, thank you for following, and welcome new followers…over 2000 now!!
Please submit your library stories to the page and be part of a movement to creatively document library value in the 21st century!
Welcome lovely new followers! Thanks for checking out Living Stories, Living Libraries—it’s been such a fun project so far and one I look forward to continuing as I begin graduate school next week. Thank you to all those who have posted their library stories already, and I encourage everyone to tell their story on the page about why libraries are important in your life!
For some inspiration, here is a video that proves libraries are magical places full of awesome people!
I’m extremely proud to say that the Small Press Expo has now placed more than 1000 graphic novels from Independent publishers in Washington DC-area libraries as a part of our, now four year old, Graphic Novel Gift program.
And we are just getting started. I’m not going to be satisfied until SPX sponsored books are in a library in every state. And then every library, period.
Some attractive infographic statistics on libraries in America, but numbers can only tell part of the story. Visit living-stories-living-libraries.tumblr.com to tell your story about how the library has played a role in your life, and you’ll be contributing to the unique effort to catalogue the value of libraries from their user’s perspective!
Living Stories, Living Libraries now has a permanent link and landing page on ilovelibraries—check it out!
I am 45 years old and am in my second year of nursing school to become an RN. As an undergraduate in the 1980’s I would retreat to the library to study. Twenty plus years later, I still do the same thing. Back then it was my campus library, today it’s my public library. I’m so much more absorbent here. I love libraries.