libraries

Librarians Are Delivering Books By Bike To Low-Income Neighborhoods

Low-income neighborhoods aren’t just susceptible to be food deserts – they can also be book deserts. Underfunded and understaffed libraries as well as prohibitive distances to libraries mean

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Watch This: How To Work Out Like A 1980s Librarian

In case you were wondering what the librarians at Arizona State University were up to in 1987, well, just push play, and prepare to be confused. [YouTube via Neatorama] …

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Cornell University Lays Down The Lawn In The Library

Cornell University might have just earned itself a prominent place in my higher education fantasies, thanks to some lush new lawns they installed … in the library. Two different libraries,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

We Want To Go To There: Belgium’s Open Air Library

Artist Massimo Bartolini created this beautiful open air library in Ghent, Belgium, stocked with secondhand books visitors can browse, borrow, or buy as part of the TRACK art festival. Unfortunately…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Wisconsin-ites Want To Burn A Book About A Gay Teen

Author Francesca Lia Block, we hope you’ve got Judy Blume on speed dial! Some wackos in Wisconsin are calling for one of your books to be censored in a good…

Jessica Wakeman |

Check Out People Like They’re Books

A couple countries are trying out a new “living library” concept. At these events, various types of people — nurse, male nanny, vegan, police officer — are “books” available to…

Catherine Strawn |