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Evolving library concepts #infographic

16 concepts for the evolving library (infographic)

What an inspiring way to rethink what libraries are about! See also: Reid Wilson has created an amazingly simple visual, called Evolving…

How to celebrate Read an Ebook Day 2017

11 exciting ways you can celebrate Read an Ebook Day 2017

For the fourth time, ebook lovers from around the world celebrate Read an Ebook Day.

Five ways to use your library card #infographic

5 ways to use your library card (infographic)

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Do you know you can use your library card for much more than just borrowing books?…

Countries with the most and fewest libraries per 100,000 residents #infographic

Countries with the most and fewest libraries per 100,000 residents (infographic)

How can you judge which country is the best for the book lover? You can rank countries by literate behaviour characteristics, for…

The future of the library is the library of things #infographic

The future of the library is the library of things (infographic)

We live in times of the internet of things. Things such as a fridge can connect to the web and send messages.…

Beautiful libraries in photographs by Thibaud Poirier

25 libraries, classic and modern, in awe-inspiring symmetrical photos

Stunning photos by Thibaud Poirier show the beauty of reading rooms and describe what libraries are about.

Story Pod is an exchange library designed by AKB studio

Story Pod is a compact exchange library which stands exactly where you need it

This compact, 8 by 8 feet, cubic is a great example of an urban design that brings the joy of reading to public spaces.

Custom-built home library in Arizona

An amazing home library made of 10,000 pieces of walnut (pictures)

This home library in Arizona was inspired by the 19th-century library at the Konopiště Castle, near Prague, Czech Republic.

Depulvera book cleaning machine video

This machine can remove dust from over 5,000 books per day (video)

How often do you remove dust from books at home? Once a year, during spring cleaning, more or less often? It’s not…

10 most challenged books of 2016 #infographic

10 most challenged books of 2016 in the US (infographic)

Books by Mariko Tamaki, John Green, Chuck Palahniuk, and Bill Cosby are on a list of most challenged titles in the US in 2016.

Librarians' favorite books around the world interactive map

Interactive map shows librarians’ favorite books around the world

Every day we read about favorite books of top celebrities, cultural figures, or world leaders. Wouldn’t you like to know what’s on…

Free coloring book from Cambridge University Library

Leading museums and libraries offer gorgeous coloring books, free to download

Color Our Collections project lets you download free coloring books based on collections from famous libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions.

Pet lovers librarians - venn diagram

Book, cat, and cardigan lovers (diagram)

Take a look at who is at the intersection 😄. Venn diagram prepared by Fake Library Stats, shared by Christian Lauersen‏. More…

Public Library in Thionville

A futuristic library in France is like the city’s living room (pictures)

The public library in Thionville is an example of how libraries evolve to meet the changing needs of communities. The newly opened…

The best 2016 infographics about books and libraries

The best 2016 infographics about books, libraries, and reading

Find below the most interesting and engaging infographics about books, libraries, and reading, that were created in 2016.

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Three ways to sort books on a bookshelf (video)

Many librarians will find this video extremely helpful. It explains how to alphabetize the bookshelf when the number of books is not…

Library organization in 1951 video

How the libraries were organized in the 1950s (video)

Chris Higgins has digged for Mental Floss the educational documentary produced in 1951. The 10-minute video explains the organization of the library,…

The changing role of the modern librarian #infographic

The changing role of the modern librarian (infographic)

Nowadays, librarians not only follow but are ahead of changes forced by the development of the digital world. McGraw-Hill Education has released…

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A library parody of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” (video)

Mary Evelyn Smith performs a library version of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” And, yes, it’s all about bringing back your overdue books, kids!…

5 ways to get the most of the library and librarian #infographic

5 ways to get the most out of the library (infographic)

Natalie Sapkarov Harvey, a school librarian from Durham, North Carolina, has prepared an infographic that will let you get the most out…