Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Lengths Librarians Will Go To...

In an effort to get children to sign up for his library's summer reading program, Mill Creek, Washington librarian Mickey Gallagher ate 18 worms (like the ones pictured here). I commend him on his devotion to his work but I have to wonder what he'll have to eat next year to get them to sign up? Many thanks to LISNews for seeing this one.

Jim Riordan

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Literary Map of Maine Published August 31

The Portland Press Herald published over last weekend the Literary Map of Maine. The map can be linked to by clicking here: A printed version of the map is/was available in last Sunday's edition of the paper.

The map offers an engaging look at dozens of authors in Maine's past as well as presents prominent books featuring Maine locations. The lists is a good source for brushing up on some of your favorites of the past or of becoming aware of lesser known works or authors.

Possibly the best feature of the online version of the map is its ability to be added to by reader suggestions, so the usefulness of the map is & will continue to be a work in progress of the reading community.

Bangor Public Library

Bangor Public Library
Bangor Public Library,
145 Harlow Street,
Bangor ME 04401