Abby Hargreaves

Abby Hargreaves is a New Hampshire native living and working as a Children’s Librarian in Washington, D.C. She fulfills the gamut of the librarian stereotype with a love of cats, coffee, and crocheting (and likes a good run of alliteration). Her MLIS degree enjoys the company of a BA in English from Hollins University, making Abby an advocate of women's universities. Her favorite color is yellow.

Why Is Twitter So Bad at Book Recommendations?

Got #BookRecs? Here’s why, even when librarians are doing the suggesting, twitter is so bad at recommending books.

Good Literary Taste: Literary Tea to Sip While You Read

Need the perfect thing to drink with your latest read? With the wonders of the Internet and small business, literary tea is a thing.

WorldCat: Your One-Stop Library Catalog

When your local library does not have the book you want in their collection, what do you do? Try WorldCat!

Being a “Book Butler” Is a Thing — Tell Me Where to Send My Resume

One hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida has a “Book Butler” on call for their temporary tenants to get on-demand book delivery.

To Patrons Who Place Library Holds (and Don’t Pick Them Up)

Sometimes, it happens: You forget to pick up your library holds. But no worries. One librarian tells you why it's not all for naught.

11 Facts About Margaret Wise Brown, Author of GOODNIGHT MOON

Get a quick glimpse at the life of GOODNIGHT MOON author Margaret Wise Brown, with facts about her relationships, influences, and more.

7 Great Children’s Books About Courage and Bravery

Exemplify courage and bravery with these children’s books, including Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall, illustrated by Gaia Cornwall.

Will People Still Want to Read Pandemic Books in the Future?

Why prolong existence in these strange circumstances, even just mentally? Will people still want to read pandemic books in the future?

What Do Libraries Do?: 7 Services Your Public Library (Probably) Offers

"What do libraries do?" You may be surprised by these seven basic services your public library offers for free, including job search help.

#SaveBritney: 4 Young Adult Books If You Stan Britney Spears

If you loved FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS, you’ll want to read these YA books about the perils of fame and celebrity life, including Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer.