From teaching to sharing treasured books with her grandchildren, Mary Van Denend finds libraries — and love — at the heart of literacy.
Come learn the secrets of being a deep reader with author Megan Willome. And share your January pages for our monthy Reader, Come Home column.
Bethany Rohde and her daughter Dot find creativity and community in the Children’s Storybook Garden in Arlington, Washington.
When you plan for your book release, don’t overlook libraries in your book marketing plan. Working with libraries can be fun, fulfilling, and financially surprising.
The broad shoulders of a compact building donated by Andrew Carnegie rises from the bluffs of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. On its front: FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
From the open stacks to the creaking wood floors, Charity Singleton Craig recalls the “best buildings” of the Carnegie Library legacy.
Collecting and annotating the poetry of a writer like T.S. Eliot is fraught with challenges and difficulties, not the least reason being Eliot himself editing his poems over time, or manuscripts of the same poem with variations. Listen to two editors who described the challenge at a British Library presentation.
A new Little Free Library in Michelle DeRusha’s Lincoln, NE, neighborhood brings out the dog-walkers, the amblers, the wanderers and the book lovers.
How did you spend Take Your Poet to Work Day? We want to know. Like this, from Callie Feyen. What a marvelous, ticklish, soul-jazz way to spend the day!
Where have you seen poetry at work? Thanks to Nancy Franson and Michelle Ortega, we spotted Glynn Young’s “Poetry at Work” around New York City.
Artful chocolate, famous punk authors, poetry in the supermarket, and how to not write a novel. It’s the best in poetry: our monthly Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Just in time for Children’s Book Week, we visit the children’s book exhibit, The ABC of It, at the New York Public Library.
Who won the Poetry Garden poem pick at Library Hotel? Check it out (and see some of the other choices!)
If words have the power to shape a child’s soul, and books are the carrier of those words, then the library, according to Kimberlee Conway Ireton, is a powerful place indeed.