June 28th, 2010
It’s true. At a library you’re not assaulted by loaded or manipulated messages. I like to go to the Apple Store and work on projects with the geniuses there, but I also walk out with Apple merchandise. They’re teaching me, but they’re not teaching me about Windows. You have to be on guard everywhere in this culture; all information is loaded. But it’s not as if things aren’t being bought at the library. Books, materials, access to the databases all cost money, and librarians make choices. But they don’t turn around and sell us things. And if you ask a reference librarian which washing machine is the best buy, he or she will be as neutral as Consumers Digest. The library is a great place to go to sort out wild political claims. Verifiable information — the truth — is their standard.
Read all about it, here, at Salon
June 21st, 2010
At this moment, 4:00 pm on Monday, June 22, 2010, three weeks into our Adult Summer Reading Program, we have once again beat our own record!
739 Readers have signed up to participate in our Adult Summer Reading Program
out of those 94 readers have turned in reading logs and those 94 readers have read 668 books!
There is plenty of summer left and the library has lots of reading suggestions. We also have TONS of reading prizes to be given out in celebration of your reading efforts at the end of the program. Stop by the library and get signed up!
June 21st, 2010
Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.
With more than 3,200,000 members who have added more than 94,000,000 books to their shelves, Goodreads is a place for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike. Goodreads members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.