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A Car Wash for Books

When thinking of libraries of old, most people imagine dusty books sitting upon shelves.  But if you’ve visited a library recently you know that that is most definitely not true anymore!  Thanks to a piece of technological advancement, books are minimally dusty these days, especially in the Boston Public Library.  The BPL describes the Depulvera as a “car wash for books,” a machine that uses gentle fabric rollers to remove dust and grime from books in their closed stacks, looking just like a full sized car wash.

It’s always neat to see behind the scenes at what goes on at your local public library!


It’s all about that font

Happy Friday!  I have always been fascinated about fonts, between serifs and kerning there’s no limit to the wonders of typed letters.  This article by vLetter is a detailed yet clear history all about fonts, “including their origins and characteristics.”  If you’re interested in specific fonts, the Huffington Post has this article about the “Incredible… Continue Reading

A Series of Unfortunate Events

I’m sorry to give you some terrible news but Netflix’s a Series of Unfortunate Events has been renewed for both seasons 2 and 3.  In case you missed it, Netflix has turned Lemony Snicket’s book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events into a show and Season 1 recently premiered on January 14th.  This Buzzfeed article… Continue Reading

National Crayon Day!

This Friday was “National Crayon Day!” Who doesn’t love coloring?  Lately it seems like coloring has seen a “Renaissance” with the popularity of adult coloring books.  Crayola is perhaps the most popular coloring supply company, with their yellow and green boxes being iconic to almost everyone.  What isn’t surprising is that over the years the… Continue Reading

The Aroma of Books

There’s nothing like the smell of books! Whether they’re old or new, there’s something wonderful about the smell of the paper and ink together for readers.  This article by the CBC is about the smell of books, but for a historical purpose.  Researchers from Columbia University have been trying to determine what the Morgan Library… Continue Reading


Kory Stamper is a lexicographer and editor for the Merriam-Webster dictionary.  Some of her responsibilities include defining new words and updating old ones to stay current.  Her job is so interesting that she runs a YouTube series talking about words and various aspects of her awesome day to day job.  She gave a fascinating interview… Continue Reading

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History month and Wednesday, March 8th was International Women’s Day.  In honor of these celebrations, here are 365 books written by women to read!  The list includes all types of women from different locations and times spanning various genres.  Some may be familiar to you while some you may have never heard… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

  Happy Friday!  Yesterday, March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday which has become “Read Across America Day” in honor of the famous author.  Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel.  With his catchy writing style, colorful and whimsical illustrations, and nuggets of wisdom, it’s easy to see why Dr. Seuss is so well loved by all… Continue Reading

Libraries of Things

Happy Friday and welcome to the fourth and final part of our “Library Lovers Month” series!  We’ve looked at all different types of libraries so far-from the most beautiful, most modern, and unusual around the world.  Today’s feature is also about a very specific type of unusual library-a library without books!  Don’t be worried though, these… Continue Reading

Unusual Libraries Around the World

Happy Friday and welcome to the third part of our “Library Lovers Month” series!  We’ve looked at the “Most Beautiful Libraries in the World,” “The Most Modern Libraries Around the World,” and today we’ll see some of the most weird and unique libraries around the world!  Some of these awesome libraries include donkeys, vending machines,… Continue Reading





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