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Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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'Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.' So said the iconic Ray Bradbury, and indeed history as we know it begins with the invention of the library. Reflections: Libraries is a visual exploration of how cultures around the world have responded to the impulse to protect and interact with the written word; for the story of the human experience is told not only in the books on a library s shelves, but also in its architecture. Lavishly illustrated with stunning photography, readers are invited into the most ornate libraries, lauded universities and innovative design works on earth; the mannerist and the ultra-modern, the opulent and the austere. As libraries and their architecture continue to evolve at breakneck speed, Libraries captures the particular atmosphere of hushed reverence evoked by these cornerstones of society."
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Gina
Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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The view from Jack Russell Memorial Library snuggled in the picturesque town of Hartford WI

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TheBookDream
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The one! The only! James Blackstone Library Booksale! If you‘re in #connecticut get your behind down here

AmyG I wish I could be there. 1y
TheSpineView Oh that looks like fun! 1y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I won a summer reading prize from my local library!

Soubhiville Yay! 1y
marleed Oh yeah! 1y
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Kenyazero Super fun! 1y
BkClubCare Pretty blue 1y
Avanders 😍😍 1y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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Okay all,

I need you to go watch this video, like NOW!.

It's AWESOME!
https://youtu.be/r7IESxDtn8Y

Also check out the website mentioned. It looks as it was created by the library system in the upper half of Illinois.

alisiakae Nick Offerman!!! (And daughter?) That was fantastic, thank you for sharing! Some of our local libraries are also set up as Covid vaccination sites! 🙌🏽 2y
KathyWheeler This is a great video! 2y
Traci1 Awesome 2y
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Ruthiella Great video! 😃 2y
LaraS “who did the study?“ “uh...don't worry about it“ 😂 This was great thanks for sharing 2y
Avanders Very cute 😁😁 2y
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Blueroseis
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From tomorrow Libraries can reopen in Wales. This will be the first time in over a year. However, none of the Libraries open on a Saturday near us so we will have to wait until Monday.

MySharonaK Finally good news! It‘s been so hard in Swansea too 😓 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Your cat's pose is cracking me up! 😂😂😂 2y
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Mitch
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I‘d love one of these - and the colour is perfect.... but sadly I don‘t have the space... 😢 I need a library all to myself !

AmyG I like the color. 2y
Freespirit I have one for my sewing projects.. love it 2y
marleed I have one for my mom NF ex card bullet journaling. I can pull it in front of me while working, then easily tuck it away. 2y
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julesG Ikea has them in two sizes now. I intended to buy one of the smaller ones. It'll fit below my desk. 😁 2y
Mitch @julesG Oh interesting - I wonder if I can make space for the smaller one??? 2y
Mitch @AmyG Matches our sofa perfectly!🤣 Although Mr K didn't think that was a good enough reason! 2y
julesG Here's the smaller one: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/rashult-trolley-white-20463056/ comes in different colours, too. 2y
AmyG Tell Mr K you will fill it with cookbooks!!! 🤣 2y
Mitch @AmyG I like your style Mrs G that might swing the vote! 😂 2y
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Jaimelire
Libraries | Bjarne Hammer

YES! our province has allowed libraries to reopen (limited capacity). I get to go visit my friends, the books, again very soon. Good day❤️📚

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TheKidUpstairs
Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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1. Oh yes! Especially all the wonderful kids resources but also study/meeting rooms, and the printers when my home one is being persnickity.

2. Yup! I work at the library part time, so they are my friends and colleagues, but I've always used them for recommendations, help finding titles, interlibrary requests, tech help, and often just for a smile and a hug when needed (I miss hugs).

#Two4Tuesday #LitsyLovesLibraries @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 2y
Moonprismpower Sending a hug from one librarian to another! ❤️ 2y
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Chrissyreadit
Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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Thanks @wanderinglynn for the tag!
1. Pre pandemic I was just beginning to use our local library for the first time (we moved 4/5 years ago) and use it for movie rentals and internet because we had horrible internet in our location.
2. When my kids were small we went weekly the librarians helped with book recommendations.
Anyone else want to share their library relationships?
I‘m very jealous of amazing things libraries offer in other areas.

Lauram Not necessarily a relationship, but I was very fond of the librarian that hired me when I was in high school. The library was a regional (big) branch with high work volume and most of the other young people working with me were my age. I loved going to work. We had the best time together. 2y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 2y
Scochrane26 I participate in one book club at my library, & the librarians do a podcast each month that I enjoy. (edited) 2y
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cozypunk @Scochrane26 are you willing to share a link to their podcast?? 2y
Scochrane26 @dandy.punk The podcast is Books and Bites. They do a monthly 30 min podcast. 2y
cozypunk @Scochrane26 Rad, thank you! 2y
Chrissyreadit @Lauram @Scochrane26 thanks for sharing! I have loved libraries my entire life and enjoy hearing how other people have used them. They are a priceless part of our culture. 💕🧡 2y
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slategreyskies
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I saw this on FB and thought it belonged here. So true!! 💕

Ruthiella Truth! 😃 2y
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swishandflick
Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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FACTS! 📚

Bookzombie 💗💗💗 I miss going inside mine so much! 2y
Tamra Parks & Libraries 💗 2y
JennyM I love my library with all my heart. It‘s vital to the community. 2y
Branwen Posts like this make me so proud to be a librarian! 🤗💕📚 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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This is the scene you walk up to at my library. How sad, how depressing and one day, oh hopefully soon, we can enter our libraries again.

Cinfhen That is depressing 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Cinfhen 😔 ring a doorbell and wait for them to look at your library card through the window, go away, come back with your books, throw them on the table and run away. It really is depressing. Screams inaccessible and stay away. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Cinfhen but to be fair the librarians are nothing but kind and friendly like always, it's just awful looking at it like this. 2y
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Cinfhen Yes, I‘m all #TeamLibrarians 💜💜💜🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
rabbitprincess Same with our libraries. I paused all my print holds for the duration of the stay-at-home order so that I could avoid having to do this. I also didn‘t like the idea of waiting in line outside, likely with people who don‘t know how to follow distance markers 😬 2y
quirkyreader Our libraries have been closed since March of 2020. But they do offer curb side pick up. Is this in Ontario? If so I‘m waving from the other side of The Friendship Bridge. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @quirkyreader 👋 hi from across the bridge! Yes, its Windsor, Ontario! 😊 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @rabbitprincess when I've gone there hasn't been anyone else around so that's been a great thing! 2y
Magpiegem Our libraries in the UK are completely closed. They did open for self service (no staff) for a little while in summer but now we are back to not even being able to return the books we have. I‘m missing it so much. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Magpiegem 😔❤ when ours completely closed it was tough! It was such a hard thing to come to terms with. The library books I had sat here and had dust all over them. I am thankful we can at least have access to books even though it's not the very very best. 2y
Booknerd2 Mine just reopened to browsing, it‘s been curbside pick up for months. They only shut down completely for 6 weeks. They are amazing! 💜💜💜 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Booknerd2 you realize how much you depend on them when you can't use them! 💕 2y
MsMelissa I‘m suffering serious book store withdrawal 😫. Ordering online is great and all, but I want to peruse the aisles. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Book_Fiend_Melissa curbside pickup for that sucks too. I don't know what I want - I need to bowse! 😝 2y
MsMelissa Exactly! How else am I going to find out what‘s out there to read? 2y
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Sleepswithbooks
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Soubhiville 💕yep😂 2y
Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 2y
sharread Ahhh 😆🤣🥰😺☃️ 2y
Gissy I walk a lot, always thinking, love books, then I‘m old🙌📚📚📚📚 2y
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PatriciaU
Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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For all the librarians out there struggling with keeping your doors open, here‘s something that reminded me why we do the work. I received this note in the mail yesterday at work and it was like a wave crashing over me. I sat at my desk, in my silent library, and cried. This weekend, I‘m baking cookies for all my staff doing curbside pickup.

CrowCAH What a touching letter. Every little bit does make a difference. 🥰 2y
Eyelit 💜💜💜 2y
Librarybelle Thank you for this reminder ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Jas16 Thank you for sharing this. It brought tears to my eyes as well. 2y
Moray_Reads Your work is so valuable and you are undervalued far too often. Keep fighting the good fight ✊ 2y
Megabooks 💕💕💕 2y
CarolynM ❤️ 2y
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AvidReader25
Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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Boy did we miss libraries! We masked up and made a quick trip!

charl08 ❤❤❤ Can't wait for mine to reopen. 2y
MyNamesParadise Love how the background spells “Read”! 2y
AvidReader25 @charl08 Ours isn‘t doing any events out anything, but they had a little sidewalk sale. 2y
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parasolofdoom
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Looooove my card catalog mask from etsy shop DeliciousAccessories

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RowReads1
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melissajayne
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My temporary library while staying at my parents place during the pandemic (my volunteer and paid work closed up by March 17 so I decided to come and stay at my parents house; I‘m staying until I can get back to my paid work or I may just find work where I‘m staying while I wait; I work as a dishwasher/busser at a very small restaurant; has about 17 tables).

Suet624 Best wishes to you! 3y
Lesanne Good luck!! 3y
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suzie.reads
Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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Thank the lord!!
Spent so much on ebooks and new releases that I normally get from the library 🤔

jenniferajanes Me too! I‘m 😫 and 🥳, all at the same time! 3y
Chelsea.Poole Does your library have ebooks and other digital material you can borrow now? 3y
vivastory I just checked my library site and they are beginning curbside a week from tomorrow 👏📚📚📚 3y
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OnlyYoo My wallet thanks them for reopening 😂 3y
suzie.reads @Chelsea.Poole yeah we have borrowbox but the ebooks I want are rarely on there 😏 3y
melissajayne My problem is getting the library books I brought to my parents place home so I can return them... 3y
suzie.reads @melissajayne we can dropped them at any library here for a small fee. 3y
melissajayne @suzie.reads I can drop them off at a nearby library, when they open up again. 3y
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BethM
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Oh my- 18.5 book bays to reorganize 😂

Hooked_on_books Well don‘t they look nice! 😆 3y
Avanders 😲🤭😆 3y
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Tanisha_A
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"This week the Internet Archive, in San Francisco, announced—and, in the blink of an eye, opened—the National Emergency Library, a digital collection of 1.4 million books. Until June 30th, anyone, anywhere in the world, can check books out of this library—for free."

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-national-emergency-library-is-a-...

BookNAround This is the online place that is illegally distributing works that are not out of copyright (aka pirating works). It‘s incredibly problematic and their response to the authors pointing out that they are committing theft is also less than ideal. Better to use the Gutenberg Project, which only scans public domain works. 3y
Tanisha_A @BookNAround Gosh! That's not good. 😔 I hope they do something about that. 3y
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wanderinglynn
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Cinfhen Yay 😁 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Hooray!! 📖📖📖 3y
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Susanita Last year I watched more movies borrowed from the library than in the theater. :) 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Excellent!!!👍🏽 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Libraries are a lifeline!! I hope one day our President is a former librarian!!! (edited) 3y
Buchbeeg Love it! Though I'm surprised 10 times a year is the average. That seems low. 3y
BittersweetBooks Best news ever 🙌🏻 3y
youneverarrived Wahey 🥳🥳 3y
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻 3y
TheSpineView That's an interesting fact. Thanks for sharing! 3y
wanderinglynn @Buchbeeg I didn‘t go to the cinema at all last year. As expensive as they are now and as fast as movies are in and out and with streaming services, it makes sense. 3y
Buchbeeg @wanderinglynn Agreed! We go more frequently than most people because we have an old theater that only charges $5 for new movies. But 10 times a year was the average number of times people went to the library not the theater. 3y
wanderinglynn @Buchbeeg this is why you should read when hopped up on cold medicine! 😂 I wonder if that number was done by how many times your card was swiped? 🤔 Because I rarely go in person, but I check out a lot of audiobooks books through the Libby app. That might skew the data. People who go in person versus people who are using apps to check out digital media. 3y
bibliobliss ♥️ 3y
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Blueberry
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Ddzmini
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Beautiful... I wonder where this library or bookstore is 🤗😍🥰

Zelma It‘s Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal. 3y
Gissy I could be there for ever📚📚📚😍 3y
Ddzmini @Zelma awe I want to go ... I‘m putting it on my bucket list 🙌🏽@Gissy yes and never go out I would just turn into a hermit 🤣🤣🤣📚📚📚 3y
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Ddzmini
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😍😍😍📚📖

Oblomov26 So true 3y
Bookzombie 💗 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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All these for $8 at the #librarybooksale.
Now I have to wait until November for the next one.😢
@avanders those two turned books might just be headed to NM in the (hopefully) near future.

Avanders Yay fun #bookhaul! And that I benefited too is just icing 🧁😘😘 3y
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PathfinderNicole
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My main #booksource is my local library! I grew up in libraries and believing in libraries as my aunt (who raised me and is basically my mom) is a librarian and is currently the library director at a library in Minnesota! Library Love is something I‘m trying to instill in my own child and, as you can see, I think I‘m succeeding! #30junebooks @howjessreads

BooknerdsLife Library is the best! 🙌🏼📚💖💖 I cant even imagine life without libraries!!! 3y
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