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The new role of public libraries (infographic)
Public libraries are more important than ever before. They are not only about lending books. They are places where users can improve their skills, find work, attend cultural events.
In the era of the internet, any public library can not only serve its local community but inspire users on a global scale.
Take a look at the infographic shared by Jan Holmquist, an international consultant and speaker, but most importantly – the global librarian.
The infographic was prepared for the library workshop that took part during the European Parliament’s Culture Committee meeting. It examines different roles public libraries need to take in the digital society.
First, how can they engage with local communities and act as anchors for the high-street? Second, how can libraries contribute to media and information literacy? And third, which models do they use to make e-books available to their patrons?
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About Ola Kowalczyk
As a frequent visitor of her favorite local library, Ola is particularly interested in how books and libraries evolve in the digital age. Ebooks, print, audiobooks – for her, all books are equal.
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.
Our score: 8.2/10
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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“I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead” t-shirt
The t-shirt features a quote by Piotr Kowalczyk: “I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead.” The artwork is inspired by 17th century book title pages, using a classic Baskerville serif typeface.
Our score: 7.9/10