Public libraries have long been viewed as vital community spaces. But what does that really mean?
Quiz time! Come answer a few wedding planning questions, and we'll tell you with member of the Baby-Sitters Club you are.
A library researcher and mum writes reviews of different baby story times and comments on what works and what works less well.
Board books that aren't boring and have actual plots for storytime.
There have been a few headlines of late regarding immigration, border controls, security, how best to treat and deal with ...
One reader on using the library holds function to manage new release books and an out-of-control 'to read' list.
How the academic theories of habitus, cultural capital, and taste work when applied in real life to readers and reading.
What books did you acquire (inbox) and finish (outbox) this week?
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood... What do you read after you've memorised The Gruffalo because you've read it so many times? Where on Julia Donaldson's substantial backlist do you turn?
Designing your dream home library: what home library furniture would you include?
When I had a baby, we received a lot of books and other bookish presents. Now that we've had a chance to road test them, these bookish gifts for babies (and one for the parents) are the favourites.
What makes reading aloud fun? Well, it helps when your baby starts paying attention. One reader discovers the importance of rhyme, cadence, and colour as she reads to her baby.
Finding clues about strangers' lives from their bookshelves: one reader on what she looks at when she goes to open houses.
Gift ideas for the librarians or library-lovers in your life.
Do you buy most of your books or borrow them? How is that decision made? And is there such a thing as owning too many books?