— Welcome to Night Vale, ep. 27
"Night Vale’s Librarians have banded together in defiance of authority to reinstate Summer Reading."
- Welcome to Night Vale, episode 28: Summer Reading Program (via the-librarians-of-night-vale)
(really, you should be listening to "Welcome to Night Vale" if you’re not already)
Bitches love libraries #disney
A library in Islington, north London is asking would-be patrons a series of totally normal questions that every library asks when you go to apply for a card.
You know, like your name, your address, whether or not you have a “hidden impairment, such as cancer, HIV, or diabetes.”
But it doesn’t stop there.
Read the rest at Jezebel.
The Wire + Motivational posters
On an evening when New York state legislators passed a historic marriage equality bill, librarians at the American Library Association annual conference were entertained, moved, and captivated by the conference’s opening keynote speaker, Dan Savage, syndicated columnist and co-creator with his husband, Terry Miller, of the “It Gets Better” viral video campaign. Alluding to the pending vote in New York, Savage, who married Miller in Canada, referred to him as “my boyfriend in New York,” and said that while the couple was “enjoying the premarital sex,” drawing laughter from the audience, he was looking forward to later joining Miller, who was in New York, as his husband. Soon after, the New York Legislature voted to recognize same sex marriages.
Savage likened his video campaign to the work of librarians,who are dedicated to information and offering access to that information. He praised librarians for offering the kinds of books that can help kids struggling with their sexuality, being bullied by classmates, rejected by their families and their churches, and portrayed libraries as a safe haven for many kids. As for why he turned his Internet-based effort into a book (published by Dutton in March) Savage drew applause, telling librarians “I’m a print guy, and books are magic.”
Read the rest of the article at Publishers Weekly.
- Maybe if Bette Midler was there with a Sparkly Feather BoaCaleb:Can we go look at the dishes?Me:No! We're going to look at the fabric!Caleb:...could this be any gayer?
- Eating French toast sticks in the library like yeah
- "i know poverty & i would NEVER eat a mcdonald's meal!"
i call MIERDA.
you might know a little something about poverty, but clearly you don’t REALLY know it. because you don’t know the reality of having to eat whatever the hell you can get your hands on, from whatever source is handy, because you do not know when you will ever eat again.
OH CHRIST. Arnold, listen, DO NOT EAT THOSE.
Your teacher? She is INSANE. She is going to shrink the bus to cheese puff size and...
- “I think you would like Warren. He drinks Courvoisier in a Coke can, and has a laugh like you’d find in a cartoon bubble.”— Amy Hempel, The Collected...
- ROBERT REDFORD UNF
this has been a public service annoucement… FROM MY LIZARD BRAIN.