Giant Flip Books Are Hiding in the Woods of New Hampshire | WIRED #books #creativity #devices


TUCKED AWAY IN the forests of New Hampshire, somewhere just outside of Strafford, is a family of giant metal boxes. Each one is filled with 50 drawings and rigged with a system of gears that lets you crank through the images with the turn of a handle. As the illustrations flip past, they combine to form a simple animation. They’re like those flip books you used to play with as a kid, only much, much bigger. READ MORE: Giant Flip Books Are Hiding in the Woods of New Hampshire | WIRED

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Don’t panic! ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ tech jumps off page into reality | CNET #books #tech #scifi #libraryfun #culture


As Douglas Adams fans the world over celebrate Towel Day, it’s become clear that once-futuristic items from the author’s beloved book series are now part of our everyday lives. READ MORE: Don’t panic! ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ tech jumps off the page into reality – CNET

A mathematical colouring book on Kickstarter has raised more than $400,000 | Mashable #books #Kickstarter #math #colouringbooks


Yes, it’s a colouring book. And yes, it has raised more than A$400,000 ($310,750) so far on Kickstarter. To be fair to its illustrator, however, it’s certainly a little more stunning than, say, Ikea’s colouring pages. Rafael Araujo, a Venezuelan architect and illustrator, has created the Golden Ratio Coloring Book along with a team in Sydney, Australia. The Kickstarter campaign to publish the book, which ends Apr. 29, has already left its original $27,000 ($20,975) goal well behind.  READ MORE: A mathematical colouring book on Kickstarter has raised more than $400,000 | Mashable

Bruno Mars Uptown Funk #Parody: Unread Book | YouTube #music #librarians #books


Unread Book is presented by Pogona Creative and the Orange Public Library in association with Chapman University and was originally prepared for National Library Week.

Friendly Reminder That American Girl Doll Created The Ultimate #Puberty Bible | BuzzFeed #libraryfun #books #girls


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The Care & Keeping of YOU is the godliest book that ever freaking existed. If you didn’t have this sh*t growing up, I’m not quite sure how you survived. READ MORE: Friendly Reminder That American Girl Doll Created The Ultimate Puberty Bible | BuzzFeed

17 Things Only Book Lovers Will Understand | BookBub Blog #books #reading


Are books your therapy? Do you prioritize reading over sleep? If so, you’re a true book lover, and you can likely relate to these literary truths. Here are 17 things that only book lovers will understand. READ MORE: Things Only Book Lovers Will Understand | BookBub Blog

This Vintage Children’s Book Leaves Nothing To The Imagination | BuzzFeed #books


This Vintage Children's Book Leaves Nothing To The Imagination

Children have to learn the birds and the bees somehow, and the 1975 book How a Baby Is Made was written to show them EVERY step of the process. In graphic detail. READ MORE: This Vintage Children’s Book Leaves Nothing To The Imagination | BuzzFeed

Copy of Original #StarWars Script Discovered in UNB Library | CBC News #libraries


Deep in the archives of the University of New Brunswick’s library in Saint John, a famous movie script sat forgotten and collecting dust. It tells the tales of a galaxy far, far away — and no one knows how it got there.

READ MORE: Copy of original Star Wars script discovered in UNB library | New Brunswick | CBC News.

A Cat Library in New Mexico Encourages Office Workers to Check Out #Kittens | Mashable #cats #libraries


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A county office in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is home to one of the most ingenious stress-relief ideas ever: a cat library, where office workers can check kittens in and out like books.

City officials installed a kitten playpen in lobby of the building in May 2012 as a way to promote the adoptable cats from local shelters. Inside the playpen are several cat condos, scratching posts and toys — and plenty of rescue kitties.

Visitors to the cat library can simply sign in, play with a kitten, then sign back out. READ MORE A cat library in New Mexico encourages office workers to check out kittens | Mashable

10 Subscription Boxes for Librarians | CCGC in Libraries


I absolutely love subscription boxes. They’re like Christmas every month, and if you choose a good one, you’ll always be excited to see that box on your doorstep. In this post, I’ll be looking at 10 that would make great gifts for librarians.

READ MORE: 10 Subscription Boxes for Librarians | CCGC in Libraries