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

Batman Returns…

His books to the library!

Happy Friday from your friends at the CPL!

April 17th, 2014

Haappy National Haiku Day From The Chicago Public Library!

In honor of National Haiku Day, we thought we’d get in on the fun with some 5-7-5 action about Chicago:

Spring around the bend.

What did Tom Skilling just say?!

Malort down the hatch.

Re-blog with your best Chicago Haikus! 

April 16th, 2014

Captain Underpants Crowned The American Library Association’s “Most Challenged Book” of 2013

From A.V. Club:

The American Library Association has released its annual list of the “most challenged” books in schools and public libraries.

For the second time since 2012, the list was topped by Dav Pilkey’s children’s book series The Adventures Of Captain Underpants, the story of two fourth-graders who use their imaginations to create a comic-book about a superhero, whose disregard for pants is as flagrant as the book’s use of language like “pee-pee, poopy, and wedgie.”

Some parents have reportedly deemed the book as unsuitable for its intended age group of ages 7 to 10, fearing they are far too young for a frank, mature discussion of pee-pee and poopy. 

Click here for the “Top 10 Challenged Books of 2013.”

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