NPR reports that New York Public Library has calculated its most circulated books of all time (so far). Only one non-fiction book made the top ten.
Following an initial story and slideshow in the Alaska Dispatch News, the Furs, Mounts, and Skulls Collection at ARLIS continued to attract media attention.
NPR's morning edition interviewed ARLIS Librarian Celia Rozen. A recording and transcript of the interview is available at http://www.npr.org/2015/10/07/446499508/check-out-what-you-can-borrow-f…
NPR Morning Edition interview with Celia Rozen about the furs, mounts, and skulls collection at ARLIS, Alaska Resources LIbrary and Information Services.
"and a visit to the ARLIS library For years, an Anchorage library has been loaning out skulls, furs and mounted animals to the public -- free of charge."
Alaska Dispatch News Octobe 5, 2015, front page and continuation.
From NPR (doesn't that make me sound like Carl Kasell): weird stuff that can be borrowed from different public libraries.
Items include fishing poles, snow shoes, garden seeds, pictures for your walls and bridal magazines. Anyone out there in LISNews-land lend other non-book items? If so, please comment below.
Do you ever feel sentimental about weeded books? Then this one's for you. (The NYT recommends that you view it full screen).
While books may not necessarily make for a better reading experience (ed. but it's ok to have a preference one way or the other), they are superior as subject matter for a photo project. (I defy you, dear reader, to find a loving portrait of a Nook.)
...the Humes High School Library in Memphis, that is... with his library book, "The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson For Young Readers".
The circ card with 13-year old Elvis Presley's signature is going for more than $3,500 when it goes on sale on August 14.
In Spokane, WA a group of civic and literary minded folks are planning a fundraiser to pay off the fines and fees on children's library cards so they can use them again. The local libraries block cards from use if they carry a balance of $10 or more. By paying off these fines, the group raises money for the library and opens up blocked cards so kids can once again borrow books.