Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 4 - A Visit to the Library!

Welcome, everyone, to Day 4 of Share a Story – Shape a Future! I am proud and happy to present the following line-up of posts from some of the most extraordinary bloggers I know. I will make each link live as the posts are published.

Day 4: A Visit to the Library!

From Cozy to Cool - Library Spaces for Everyone - Eva @ Eva's Book Addiction
Lions and Marble and Books, Oh My - Betsy Bird at A Fuse #8 Production
How to Make the Library Work for YOU - an interview with Adrienne of What Adrienne Thinks About That conducted by Jules at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
The World Beyond the Library's Walls - Melissa @ Librarian by Day
ABC Storytimes: Taking the Library Home - Pam Coughlan @ MotherReader

And don’t forget to enter my Favorite Library contest! Tomorrow (Friday, March 13th) is the last day to enter, and randomly selected winners will be announced Monday, March 16th. At least four lucky folks will win a free children’s book.

Does Dewey confuse you? Then check out (and print and cut out and color and laminate) this cool bookmark! It will give you some of the very coolest Dewey numbers, so that you have no problem finding books on dinosaurs and astrology and other essential subjects. Warning – some library systems (including my own dear Los Angeles Public Library) do deviate from these numbers, but this bookmark will give you a head start nevertheless. Thanks to Terry at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub for help with this!

Have you checked out your library’s website lately? Many library websites have special pages just for kids. LAPL’s Kids Path includes a wealth of booklists, games, and links to fun and useful websites. The Hennepin County Library Kidlinks page polls kids on different silly, crucial questions such as “What is your favorite food?” and their Birth to 6 page is ideal for parents of young children. Explore your local library’s kid pages today.

And please the wonderful posts listed above and feel free to link to your own related blog posts in the comment section, if you like. Happy Library Day!


  1. It has been fun making the rounds this morning. I love the idea that I can go from coast to coast and visit some of the greatest libraries in the world. Almost makes me want to move back to the big city. Almost. Thanks for all your enthusiasm and great support, Eva!

  2. Thanks for hosting! This has been fun, and thanks for asking us to be a part of it.

  3. Sorry I'm late - crazy morning - but I've got it goin' on now at...

  4. The tour today has been such fun, Eva, thank you! The tour has taken me to places I have not been in a while as well as places I had not discovered previously - both through the featured posts and places I wandered to learn more after each entry. I have posted now at Rasco From RIF regarding today's adventure, and I also describe a favorite library of my own!

  5. The whole week has been SO fun and inspiring - can't wait to see what Friday has to bring.

  6. I know I am going to have to re-visit so many blogs to check out the archives, too!

  7. This idea was great and i should visit the libraries.Thank you!