Libraries gives us power…Artful Advocacy (+Staff’s Soundtrack)

What’s that?

You’re interested in hearing about the “Soundtrack of Our Lives?”

Us?

Your FPL Staff? What albums have meant the most to us, in our lives? Which CD’s have we scratched-out with loving re-re-re-spins, in our walkmen and car stereos? We’d be HAPPY to share… But don’t judge! You may find your next favorite jam or personal theme songs aligned with the autobiographical audio display -currently featured near the Reference Desk.

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MEANWHILE IN BOOKS NEWS

Huffington Post is asking the big question:

Are Bookless Libraries A Good Thing?

Writer/Librarian Kevin O’Kelly: “The current relationship between libraries and e-book publishers resembles negotiations for an arranged marriage for the children of two medieval royal families who hate each other….”

Meanwhile:  The Bookseller reports that E-books continue to prove themselves as the wave-of-the-future… Digital fiction to overtake paperbacks in 2014, says Nielsen

But your E-reading device might severely malfunction if you get sand in it… …it’s treacherous trying to bring your Kindle to the Beach…

Why not bring the LIBRARY to the BEACH, then?

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The Future of Home Living reports:

And finally…

Check out British book designer/artist Mina Bach’s “celebration of the public library system, reading and books…” -what BookRiot calls “an awe-inspiringly awesome creation…”

Artful advocacy!

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