Author Archives: learnnlibraries

Why should one look down on libraries?

Once upon a time libraries were seen as treasure troves, repositories of rare books and an abode for religious groups, scholars and the wealthy.  Indeed, books were regarded as so valuable they had to be chained to lecterns in order to … Continue reading

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Libraries are so cool…

Imagine my surprise on learning recently that one can check out a dog at the library! To me a well-known animal lover (who would say Awww! even if I saw a baby iguana…although I am not fond of frogs and … Continue reading

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Library Users Wanted….

Over the years I’ve grown to love the library and all the initiatives that seasoned librarians, as well as, library students, have created to increase the statistics, in terms of, library usage. I’m always excited when I hear someone talk … Continue reading

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Opening the Door to Potential…

In many communities, and more importantly in many libraries, I am sure there are a myriad of potential writers: in all sorts of genres. In reviewing biographies of writers and poets alike, such as Michael Anthony and Pablo Neruda, one … Continue reading

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Libraries are a necessity…

As a child I always fostered a love of books and in particular the library, whether it was the school library or the public library. I remember a fondness for the librarian in the public library who always saw my … Continue reading

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Blogs can be great…

As I skim through my small collection of blog favorites I am especially pleased to see the work that has been done in the Ann Arbor District Library blog. One can find various activities offered for a particular week , … Continue reading

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Speed dating at Uni…

As librarians, it can be very heartbreaking when one encounters someone, especially a child, who does not like to read. If one is an avid reader, like me, the first thing that comes to mind is “Why!” :(. Yet, as … Continue reading

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On the Search for Excellence…

I remember as a child, browsing the shelves of the local library, searching especially for award-winning novels. Such books were an absolute pleasure and I felt that by reading them I was feeding my appetite with the literary finest. I … Continue reading

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Gardening with Orange Public Libraries

My mother and my brother as well as my grandfather, on my father’s side of the family, are known for their gardening. My grandfather’s garden even supplies my family with produce years after his death as a symbol of the life he led. I … Continue reading

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Ann Arbor Excels

I recently visited Ann Arbor’s AXIS blog and I was truly impressed with what they have been doing of late. I hope I am not biased but I must say that they seem to keep abreast of everything plus come up with … Continue reading

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