Levar Burton’s 5 Favorite Children’s Books: Today in Critical Linking

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Some bookish links for your weekend browsing…


  1. Check out Levar Burton’s 5 Favorite Children’s BooksLeVar Burton is an accomplished actor and supporter of literature, best known for his work in Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and for inspiring generations of kids to read as the host of Reading Rainbow. We asked Burton to rank his five favorite children’s books, which include entries from Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, and himself.
  2. See The New York Public Library’s $300 million makeover planThe $317 million plan, approved by the board on Wednesday, will be the largest renovation in the history of the building, which opened in 1911 and is now known as the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. To be completed in 2021, it includes a new entrance on 40th Street, a new learning center, enlarged exhibition space and additional room for researchers.
  3. Add to your library and archive working vocabularyTwo weeks ago I asked Twitter if anyone had favourite obscure and/or delightful library or archival words. Here are some of the best replies.
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