Those of You Inclined to Start Working for the George Peabody Library, Say Aye
On to the news.
From Cynopsis Kids: "WGBH Boston Video will release The Masterpiece Theatre Family Collection on DVD this October 23, 2007. The DVD set is comprised of adaptations of four beloved kid’s books, Pollyanna, The Railway Children, Carrie’s War, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips." Woo-hoo! "Carrie’s War"! And no, I’m not being sarcastic. I friggin’ loved that book.
Library furniture ephemera hit of the day: The See-Saw Bookshelf (found via bookshelves of doom).
Jules and Eisha put up their top picture book picks of the year. Um… it’s…. oh, let’s just say extensive. And that is not a bad thing.
- Alison Morris at the ShelfTalker blog is discussing the concept of shelving children’s books by subject… in bookstores. Considering all the brous and ha has that have erupted from libraries shelving their books like a bookstore would… well you’ll forgive me if I don’t find this all more than a little ironic.
- Oops! Guess that whole free books thing wasn’t working out so well for Google. Now they’re charging. Thanks to Bookninja.
And finally, something purdy. I love where I work. I do. It’s a magnificent collection but the building itself is a bit late 60’s/early 70’s/omigod isn’t turquoise just the best color EVER! for my tastes. Care for a bit of the old drop dead gorgeous interior architecture of other libraries then? Of course you do. Thanks again to Bookninja for the link. Now pardon my drool.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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