Posts tagged library

Without the extra time on our subway commutes, many NYers (like me) would never be able to squeeze in the extra reading time…

via paperandparticles:

nprfreshair:

A great photo set celebrating the act of reading in transit and how books take us where we’re going.

unypl:

2012 Highlights from the Underground New York Public Library

Here are ten highlights from almost one thousand photographs that have become part of the UNYPL in 2012. Each photo posted in the library is beloved. The Reading-Riders have thoroughly inspired me, in their presence and in their act of transcendence. Photographing and interacting with them in the past year has impacted me as a photographer and as a person.To them, Thank you!

HT The Believer

A “best of” set for one of my very favorite Tumblrs.

 Take a look, it’s in a book…Remix this image on http://canv.as/s/17z2r.

Take a look, it’s in a book…

Remix this image on http://canv.as/s/17z2r.

via my favorite librarian, Josephfm:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Rest easy, Ray Bradbury

Actually, we’d prefer it if you didn’t. You’ll damage the shelves and the spines and then that means less books for you. Aaaaannnd we’ll have to call security on you.
All due respect, sir.

via my favorite librarian, Josephfm:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Rest easy, Ray Bradbury

Actually, we’d prefer it if you didn’t. You’ll damage the shelves and the spines and then that means less books for you. Aaaaannnd we’ll have to call security on you.

All due respect, sir.

via nypl:

The Library has just launched Stereogranimator, a site that lets users turn our historic collection of stereographs into animated images like the one above. Read all about it in the Times and then go play! It’s the latest way we’re using technology to bring our collections to the public, following our What’s on the Menu, Biblion iPad app and map warping projects.
Caturday will never be the same …

via nypl:

The Library has just launched Stereogranimator, a site that lets users turn our historic collection of stereographs into animated images like the one above. Read all about it in the Times and then go play! It’s the latest way we’re using technology to bring our collections to the public, following our What’s on the Menu, Biblion iPad app and map warping projects.

Caturday will never be the same …

The C.I.A.’s so-called “vengeful librarians” — a secret team of analysts armed with library science degrees and language proficiency — are monitoring social networks daily for useful information.

Should you go to the the Library?

Yes, there are any number of reasons why you should go to the library.  Here’s a few of the common questions you may be asking:

Q1: It would be great if there was something like Netflix™, but for books!
A1: There is! You should GO THE FUCK TO THE LIBRARY.
Q6: I don’t know what to do. Now that Borders™ has closed all its stores, I can’t sit around their store and read! How am I going to keep current on the latest teen vampire novels?
A6: Discerning readers like yourself might be prompted to GO THE FUCK TO THE LIBRARY.