Cordelia Neff

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Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife

Amid all of the strife engulfing Ferguson, Missouri, this month, there is one spot in town that has become a refuge for children and parents: the …

Libraries Are the New Homeless Shelters

A very short book excerpt<p>One community facility that has been profoundly affected by the deinstitutionalization of mentally ill individuals and our failure to provide treatment for them are the public libraries. Many libraries have become day centers for mentally ill people who are homeless or …

Napa earthquake sends library books flying

Early Sunday, the Northern California city of Napa was hit by a 6.0 earthquake, the largest in the region since 1989's destructive Loma Prieta quake. In the intervening years, many earthquake precautions have been taken, but there's one thing you can't do: glue library books to shelves.<p>And so, when …

Gallery: The most spectacular libraries in the world

This may be the digital age, but libraries are thriving around the world, as they have for centuries. Many spectacular landmarks, both public and private, continue to be built — or rebuilt. In May, Sarajevo’s National Library was reopened two decades after the 118-year-old building — and its 2 …

Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

1/7<p>Little Free Libraries are tiny, house-shaped bookshares that have been popping up all over! The miniature outdoor cupboards look like quaint …

Amazingly Detailed Cake Looks Like the Interior of a Library

Kathy Knaus has recently been discovered for her creative capabilities with cakes. She designs everything from sugary sushi rolls to a scaled-down fashion studio, but her most exceptional work is her multi-tiered library cake. In this fabulous creation, Knaus has hand-designed the interior section …

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Four of the UK's most innovative libraries

Public libraries are hotbeds of innovative activity. Supporting small business start-ups, making a hospital-based book lending machine, holding reminiscence groups, and forming new partnerships with Macmillan Cancer Support and Dementia UK – it can be surprising what lies behind the doors of the …

Couple Receives Special Wedding Message From George R.R. Martin

Sometimes the best wedding gifts happen when guests think outside the registry.<p>One Redditor posted this picture Monday with the caption, "Just received the best wedding present ever..."<p>The photo, which we seriously hope is real, has racked up over 200,000 views in one day.<p>When George R.R. Martin …

Why Millennials Can't Read -- And We Should

Recently, I heard a girl in her early twenties complaining about a comparative literature course she took in college. She rambled about how much reading the course required and the countless papers she had to write. Her friend agreed, sharing similar stories about some "dumb religion class" she had …