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I Love My Library. I HATE My Library.

One reader on how she loves (and hates) (but mostly loves) how the library makes her TBR list grow.

On the MLIS: Why I’m Getting the Library Degree

Why one future librarian is going the graduate degree (MLIS) path.

How to Host a Vintage Library-Themed Party

A few weeks ago, my family surprised me with a dinner party for my 30th birthday. I had no idea ...

5 Books That Made Me Want to Become A Librarian

Now that I’m in my final semester of my graduate program in library science, I look back to the start ...

A Library Scavenger Hunt for Exploring the Stacks

Every Thursday afternoon I look forward to my shift as a volunteer shelver for my small town’s public library. Like ...

Life Lessons I Learned at the Library

This is a guest post from Ashlie Swicker. Ashlie loves iced coffee, Leslie Knope, and YA subplots that include love ...

A Long Overdue Thank You to My Library

There are many reasons why we love libraries. They provide great resources to communities. They foster a love of reading. ...

Confessions of a Bad Librarian

I am a malfeasant librarian. I turn in books late, but that’s not what I mean. I hoard titles for ...

Read Harder Recommendations: A Comic from the Library

The Panels 2015 Read Harder Challenge consists of 26 challenge categories spanning the breadth and depth of all things that ...

What Happens to a Book After You Donate It to the Library?

So you’ve been doing some cleaning, and you have a stack of books to purge so you can make room for ...

How I Organize Our Library Books (From 9 Different Sources)

I didn’t always have this dilemma. In the years post-college but pre-marriage/children, I had one solitary library card from the ...

Reference Resources Librarians Don’t Want You to Know About (*Wink*)

Ok, I’m lyin’—librarians really do want everyone to know and love all the best reference resources, and to consult them ...

12 Creative Examples of Bookish Advertising

On my evening commute through the city of Houston, I pass a billboard that looks a lot like this: In ...

Dear Library, Forgive Me

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Why We Hold On To Books (and Why I’m Pruning My Library)

I wonder if other people find themselves a bit imitative of the books they read and the worlds they encounter ...