…lend support

This Monday marks day two of National Library Week. That’s right, there are a whole seven days dedicated to one of our nation’s greatest institutions.

…Check Out

This week is National Library Week. As its title suggests, it celebrates the purpose and the people behind these institutions. No longer merely emporiums of books, the library has expanded it’s world while staying true to its purpose—providing access to knowledge.


As we approach the end of National Library Week, I thought I’d spend some time focusing on one of the most common (but often overlooked) features of the library — the quiet. Some like to poke fun at the eternal struggle of the librarian to maintain silence in their domain, but for those seeking a…

…Share the Love

As my fellow Crusader pointed out yesterday (…page through), it’s National Library Week. As a library enthusiast (and regular user), I thought I’d keep the love fest going by sharing some of my favorite secrets of the library. While books and libraries may seem obsolete in the age of the Internet, e-readers, and tablets that can contain…

…Perk Up

Happy National Coffee Day! It’s true, most of us coffee lovers celebrate this holiday every day, but that’s not going to stop us from showing our preferred form of caffeine some extra love on this its national holiday.

…Be Outrageous

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…” ~Matilda, “Matilda”  In case the quote didn’t give it away, today is Roald Dahl Day! Today marks what would have been the beloved author’s 100th…