Archive for the ‘Libraries’ Category

Tree library

So as someone who just recently had a tree taken down but not necessarily by choice, I really wished I’d had come across this article a little bit earlier because had I, well, who knows what I might have done.

The article I’m posting today is entitled “Woman honors 110-year-old tree by turning it into a magical library” by  over at Treehugger. I mean after all, what else would a librarian do with a beautiful tree?

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Nature & dictionaries

So the article I’m posting tonight is one I came across in a local newspaper recently here called Healthy Planet. After doing a bit of research however, like most librarian’s do, turns out this story actually is from 2015. The article here is entitled “A is for Acorn, Not Analog – Nature Words Gone From a Dictionary” by Linda Wiggen Kraft.

While my kids are older now, nature was one of the first things I introduced them to. The other night in fact, I was talking with my mom about how I use to take them on Owl Prowl’s, Amphibian Nights and other assorted adventures through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s and their Conservation Connections Newsletter.

So because of that and for my kids, I feel inspired to try and help make a difference in my own small way. Here’s a link to the contact page for Oxford University Press. I’ve already e-mailed them to let them know I am disappointed in learning this and will no long use or recommend their dictionaries in the future, either as a parent or librarian.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

One persons trash is another persons treasure

That saying has never been truer than in this story from over in Turkey. It seems while some people were throwing out books, others were collecting them. The article is entitled “Library Opens in Turkey with Books Collected by Sanitation Workers” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. On top of that, the books are all now in a library. How cool is that!

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian

 

Parks in libraries and archives?

As both a librarian and an environmentalist, I found this article over at the blog for the Society of American Archivists’ Records Management Roundtable very intriguing. The article is entitled “How do you preserve a Park in a Library or Archives?” It sounds like fun to me.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Nature (and libraries)

As someone who has tried to introduce nature into my kids lives whenever I’m given the opportunity, both as a parent and as the green librarian, these couple of articles hit very close to home today.

The first one hit really close to my childhood, especially when thinking about how different my kids childhoods have been. When I was a kid, we frequently would go to our nearby woods whenever we were given the chance and always stayed out until it was getting dark.

My kids unfortunately haven’t really had that chance. What we’ve done instead is visit our local parks and each summer headed north to our cabin in Minnesota while always stopping by the headwaters of the Mississippi river. This article brought back all of my memories of that cabin.

The article is entitled “Do you carry a special outdoor place in your heart?” by Katherine Martinko at Treehugger. The best part is that while I have my memories of that place, the kids are building their own memories in the same place. Good stuff!

The other article, hits close to home in regards to my profession, as well as nature. It’s entitled “WELCOME TO THE NATURAL LIBRARY: The Essential Role of Libraries in Creating Nature-Rich Communities” by Richard Louv over at the Children and Nature Network. After all, this is the green librarian blog. Check it out!

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Libraries around the world

Here’s a follow up to the mini library post from the other day about Little Free Libraries. Check out what they’re doing in Berlin over at Inhabitat. The article is “Book Forest: Berlin Turns Fallen Tree Trunks into a Free Book Exchange!” by Lori Zimmer.

Page by page!

 

Green Librarian

Libraries

Now I would be remiss if I passed up a story on what are known as Little Free Libraries , especially with one opening in my own hometown of Kirkwood, Missouri. The story is over at the Webster-Kirkwood Times by Joe Weber and is entitled “Little Free Libraries Help Promote Literacy“.

I also saw this article the other day on the Little Free Library movement, “Promoting a Culture of Sharing: Free Mini Public Libraries” by Rhonda Winter at Ecolocalizer.

Finally, here’s a link to the Little Free Libraries homepage to see if there is one in your area.

Read on!

Green Librarian