• Libraries,  Literary

    The New York Public Library Turns 125!

    New York Public Library

    The New York Public Library Turns 125 This Year! The header photo is of the Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library. Isn’t it a gorgeous room? Look at all the beautiful details in the ceiling, the walls, and the lamps! What a lovely place to read and study! The Library’s website is also celebrating the anniversary: The Library’s 125th anniversary is a moment to honor and reaffirm the enduring power of libraries. Our values of trust, respect, and free and open access to knowledge and opportunity are as essential today as ever before. This magnificent library is celebrating the anniversary in many ways, including announcing the Top…

  • Libraries,  Literary

    The New York Public Library Lions Turn 100!

    New York Library Lions

    Library Lions Turn 100 The two beloved library lions, Patience and Fortitude, who guard the magnificent New York Public Library, are iconic figures in New York City. The photo at the top of this post shows Patience and Fortitude in the snow during a winter storm in 1948. I love them! The Lions are celebrating their 100th anniversary this weekend! The library has celebrated by having lions — made of Lego bricks! — on display (at least for this weekend). See the video above (you might have to keep clicking it since it seems to buffer a great deal): I heart these lion bookends. I hope someday to have them:…

  • Book Reviews,  Libraries

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter | Book Review

    Dewey the library cat book cover

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron, Bret Witter Genres: Animals, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 2008 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Dewey’s story starts in the worst possible way. On the coldest night of the year in Spencer, Iowa, at only a few weeks old–a critical age for kittens–he was stuffed into the return book slot of the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director Vicki Myron. The kitten won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love.…