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Most banned books and censorship in 2021 - ALA report

Book censorship in the 2021 by the numbers

In 2021, 1,597 books were challenged or banned in the United States, according to the newest report by the American Library Association.

Ola Kowalczyk April 26, 2022
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Types of shelving in a home library - infographic

How to set up and organize a perfect home library (infographic)

A new infographic includes tips to create a functional in-home library, types of shelving and light, as well as alternative ways to find great reads.

Ola Kowalczyk February 21, 2022
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Celebrate Library Lover's Month February

Library Lover’s Month – there are so many ways to celebrate!

February is Library Lover’s Month. Supporters around the world celebrate the importance of libraries and show their respect for librarians.

Ola Kowalczyk February 1, 2022
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Vintage quotes about libraries and librarians

Quotes about libraries, inspired by old book design

These attention-catching quotes about libraries and librarians were visualized in the nostalgic style of letterpress book covers.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 21, 2022
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Evolution of public libraries 21st century - full infographic

The evolution of public libraries since 7th century BCE (infographic)

The newest infographic from PressReader guides us through the milestones in the development of public libraries.

Ola Kowalczyk November 19, 2021
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Library gifts and merch ideas

28 best gifts for librarians and library lovers you can get this year

Libraries matter more than ever before. Here are the best gift ideas for a librarian or library lover in your life.

Ola Kowalczyk September 2, 2022
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Flowcharts with benefits of libraries

The benefits of libraries on four amazing flowcharts

The visuals show how libraries can help patrons not only learn much-needed skills but also live happier lives and be creative in trying new things.

Ola Kowalczyk March 2, 2021
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Green libraries help environment - full infographic

5 examples how libraries are helping the environment (infographic)

Here are stories from different libraries around the world protecting the environment through eco-friendly initiatives.

Friendly Staff October 27, 2020
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Beijing bookstore traditional Chinese garden collage

Beijing’s new surrealist bookstore inspired by classical Chinese gardens

Designed by architectural firm X+Living, this breath-taking bookstore brings book buying in Beijing to a whole different level.

Kasia Kowalczyk August 17, 2020
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How can libraries implement privacy-first personalization

Privacy and personalization in the library (infographic)

What is privacy-first approach and how can libraries leverage privacy-first personalization? Learn about it in a new infographic.

Ola Kowalczyk June 22, 2020
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Libraries matter tshirt design by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

Libraries Matter T-shirt

Libraries and librarians matter more than ever before – express that you support them with this vintage-style design. Nine colors to choose from, in men, women, and youth fit type. ▸ Library gifts

Our score: 8.3/10

Amazon $14.99

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Innovative stand for hands-free use

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

Amazon $29.99

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