libraryadvocates:

teenspacenpl:

It’s back!! Our annual Post-It Note Art displays are going up at each location to celebrate Teen Tech Week (March 9-15!)

At the Nichols location, the Teen Advisory Group showed some love for one of their favorite video games, Minecraft, on 11 different windows near the Teen Corner! Watch out for those creepers! Ssssssssss… You can see more in progress photos at our Teen Space Facebook page or come in and see it in person!

Check out photos of the amazing creations at the 95th StreetNaper Blvd locations!

Great job everyone!!

Fun.

librariesbuildcommunity:

"Some 36 million American adults are in dire need of literacy services and resources — and libraries help fulfill that need. ProLiteracy, in partnership with the Onondaga County Public Library and the American Library Association Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, is launching a Library Literacy Action Agenda designed to help increase and expand adult literacy services in public libraries across the nation. Why libraries? Because today virtually all public libraries (99.3 percent) provide public access to computers and the Internet, and more than 87 percent of libraries provide formal or informal technology training.”
via Invest in libraries; they are windows into digital literacy for adults (Commentary) | syracuse.com by Kevin Morgan

librariesbuildcommunity:

"Some 36 million American adults are in dire need of literacy services and resources — and libraries help fulfill that need. ProLiteracy, in partnership with the Onondaga County Public Library and the American Library Association Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, is launching a Library Literacy Action Agenda designed to help increase and expand adult literacy services in public libraries across the nation. Why libraries? Because today virtually all public libraries (99.3 percent) provide public access to computers and the Internet, and more than 87 percent of libraries provide formal or informal technology training.”

via Invest in libraries; they are windows into digital literacy for adults (Commentary) | syracuse.com by Kevin Morgan

(via libraryadvocates)

libraryjournal:

iworkatapubliclibrary:

Patron: “There’s a goat trying to come in the library.”
Me: “I’m sorry, what?”
Patron: “There’s a goat trying to come in the library.”
And there was.

Just another day at the library.

libraryjournal:

iworkatapubliclibrary:

Patron: “There’s a goat trying to come in the library.”

Me: “I’m sorry, what?”

Patron: “There’s a goat trying to come in the library.”

And there was.

Just another day at the library.

A major overhaul. The spine was a complete mess and the back board had torn away from the cover. The inner boards were stained and ripped on both sides (only the front is shown here.) I scraped away the remains of the inner boards and replaced them with a similar shade of paper, and then all the proper library info (whited about above for privacy purposes). The spine was repaired with black fabric book tape. I passed this on to have a new cover put on it, and it was good as new!

This book had a lot more aesthetic damage than structural damage, a rarity in children’s books around here. Got my hands on another copy of the books, took photocopies of the art on pages that were damaged, and used that to restore the original art. A little glue, a little tape, and you’ve got a functioning book again.

libraryjournal:

wordbookstores:

thebooksmith:

New Murakami with Totally New Aesthetic to F*ck Up Your Set (via New Haruki Murakami novel to be released in U.S. on Aug. 12 - latimes.com)

Who’s up for the return of Midnight Murakami??

Librarians, start your ordering engines!

libraryjournal:

wordbookstores:

thebooksmith:

New Murakami with Totally New Aesthetic to F*ck Up Your Set
(via New Haruki Murakami novel to be released in U.S. on Aug. 12 - latimes.com)

Who’s up for the return of Midnight Murakami??

Librarians, start your ordering engines!

This book was brought to me with the spine beginning to pull apart. I found the weak spot in the pages and carefully cut into it. Pulled the whole section of unattached pages out and glued it all back together with Norbond. It looks like new now. (Before: top photos. After: bottom photos.)

For New Followers:

Let me tell you what this blog is about. Everything is literary-related, but the primary purpose of Restoration Gurus is to show the work public libraries, as well as do-it-yourselfers at home, put into fixing damaged and well-loved books. All submissions for repairs should consist of at least one before and after picture. Anyone who would like to submit video tutorials on their methods are welcome to. And if you have a text post that you think fits, send it in, we’d love to hear from you all!

Happy fixing everybody!