Looking forward to reading this library noir!
This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!
On Wednesday, Sept. 10th, Mozilla, Etsy, Wordpress, Imgur, and many more will join the Internet Slowdown protest by displaying a “spinning wheel of death” on their sites to show what a web without net neutrality might look like. Source
While toy libraries target younger children, libraries that offer video games draw teens. A librarian at the Houston Public Library tells NPR that offering game consoles and iPads “results in a 15% to 20% increase in the circulation of books.” The games themselves also seem to help struggling readers, with some reading text in video game format “that was up to eight grades above their reading level,” says Constance Steinkuehler, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin.
Having gaming available at libraries has other advantages as well. It gives lower-income youth the chance to play games they may not be able to afford; offers teenagers a safe place; and helps teens understand that the library is a place where they can belong.
I have two friends who taught themselves to read by playing video games.
What matters is that kids read and that they think reading is fun. It doesn’t matter as much what they’re reading. If they read regularly and enjoy reading, they’ll eventually read “worthwhile literature,” too, and they’ll have good enough reading skills to do it.
"A librarian at the Houston Public Library tells NPR that offering game consoles and iPads “results in a 15% to 20% increase in the circulation of books.” — excellent antidote to BLAH BLAH BOOKS ARE OBSOLETE LIBRARIES ONLY LEND VIDEO GAMES BLAH BLAH
Ten years ago my province built a new library downtown with all the technological bells and whistles… and three million circulating volumes. There were twenty-metre lineups for library cards for the next six months. It’s now one of the busiest libraries in North America and the busiest library in the entire Francophonie.
"O Captain! my Captain!"
Wilson Library staff members take a moment to honor Robin Williams’s life and to remember his time in the Grand Reading Room, during the filming of Patch Adams.
Image Two: The Filming of the Motion Picture Patch Adams, 2 June 1998, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Photographic Services Photographs #P0087, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.
Coming soon to Sesame Street: Frank Underwolf.