Furs, Mounts, and Skulls at ARLIS, continued

Submitted by stevejzoo on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 18:43

Following an initial story and slideshow in the Alaska Dispatch News, the Furs, Mounts, and Skulls Collection at ARLIS continued to attract media attention.

NPR's morning edition interviewed ARLIS Librarian Celia Rozen. A recording and transcript of the interview is available at…

Need a wolf fur? A puffin pelt? All you need is a library card...

Submitted by stevejzoo on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:29

"and a visit to the ARLIS library For years, an Anchorage library has been loaning out skulls, furs and mounted animals to the public -- free of charge."

Alaska Dispatch News Octobe 5, 2015, front page and continuation.…

Weird Stuff You Can Check Out @ Your Library

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 16:27

From NPR (doesn't that make me sound like Carl Kasell): weird stuff that can be borrowed from different public libraries.

Items include fishing poles, snow shoes, garden seeds, pictures for your walls and bridal magazines. Anyone out there in LISNews-land lend other non-book items? If so, please comment below.

Discarded Books as Photo Project...and then...Book

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:33

Do you ever feel sentimental about weeded books? Then this one's for you. (The NYT recommends that you view it full screen).

While books may not necessarily make for a better reading experience (ed. but it's ok to have a preference one way or the other), they are superior as subject matter for a photo project. (I defy you, dear reader, to find a loving portrait of a Nook.)

Fundraiser to Pay Children's Fines

Submitted by Great Western Dragon on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 00:37

In Spokane, WA a group of civic and literary minded folks are planning a fundraiser to pay off the fines and fees on children's library cards so they can use them again. The local libraries block cards from use if they carry a balance of $10 or more. By paying off these fines, the group raises money for the library and opens up blocked cards so kids can once again borrow books.

Brief story.