April 24th, 2014

Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

From NPR: 

Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”

Click here to read more about the happiness study!

April 23rd, 2014

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley Field!

In honor of 100 years, we thought we’d share a lesser known fact about Wrigley:

Back in 1944, there was a ski-jumping event held in Wrigley, with a ramp in the upper deck and the jumpers landing in the area around second base.

Flugtag’s got nothin on The Friendly Confines!

Here’s to the next 100 years!

April 21st, 2014

Antique Book Patterns From Bergen Public Library

Fun project from Bergen Public Library!

A Beautiful collection of antique book patterns from front or end papers. Spanning from 1890-1930.

Click here to see more antique book covers!

April 18th, 2014

nypl:

Today we celebrate the legacy of a remarkable author - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Although he left us too soon, his words remain. So visit your local library today and check out your favorite book - whether it’s 100 Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera or The Autumn of the Patriarch - and love the words of the exceptional Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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