In case you were doubting that reading is magical, this will set you straight.
darienlibrary:

One of our children’s librarians found this crumpled on the floor yesterday. Why anybody would be so careless with a Hogsmeade permission slip is beyond me! These things are priceless!
(We helped electronically with the crossing out, because originally the young witch-author wrote in her name and signed her mom’s name. At some point she thought better of it, scribbled them out, and swapped them for Hermione and her mum.)

In case you were doubting that reading is magical, this will set you straight.

darienlibrary:

One of our children’s librarians found this crumpled on the floor yesterday. Why anybody would be so careless with a Hogsmeade permission slip is beyond me! These things are priceless!

(We helped electronically with the crossing out, because originally the young witch-author wrote in her name and signed her mom’s name. At some point she thought better of it, scribbled them out, and swapped them for Hermione and her mum.)

I’m not the least bit surprised that a cat would be proofreading the secrets of the Bible.

theartofgooglebooks:

Inky cat footprints!

From p. 170 of Clavis Bibliorum: The Key of the Bible, Unlocking the Richest Treasury of the Holy Scriptures by Francis Roberts (1675). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 12, 2008.

Does your library have magical creatures? I thought not. *sob*
(h/t Amanda Watson via the ever-wonderful collections of the Rare Book School)

Does your library have magical creatures? I thought not. *sob*

(h/t Amanda Watson via the ever-wonderful collections of the Rare Book School)

Have a lot of hair from a famous actor that you don’t know what to do with? Braid a bracelet, of course!

Have a lot of hair from a famous actor that you don’t know what to do with? Braid a bracelet, of course!

Trees are books and books are trees.
(Thanks to Diane Shaw, Brooke Palmieri, and Whitney Trettien for the twitter conversation that led to my wonderful discovery of xylothek.)

Trees are books and books are trees.

(Thanks to Diane Shaw, Brooke Palmieri, and Whitney Trettien for the twitter conversation that led to my wonderful discovery of xylothek.)

When full-size Shakespeare is just too much to bear.

(Happy supposed birthday, Willy)

When full-size Shakespeare is just too much to bear.

(Happy supposed birthday, Willy)

Remember when subway posters used to be this glorious? Me neither.

Remember when subway posters used to be this glorious? Me neither.

I spy with my little eye something that starts with C

I spy with my little eye something that starts with C

What self-respecting library doesn’t keep emergency snacks?
(h/t Jeremy Dibbell, aka @JBD1; bread from the 1871 siege of Paris, held in the Francis Parkman Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society.)

What self-respecting library doesn’t keep emergency snacks?

(h/t Jeremy Dibbell, aka @JBD1; bread from the 1871 siege of Paris, held in the Francis Parkman Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society.)

biblioguerilla:

Books will never die to me because I couldn’t bear to use my iPad for this

Just imagine the blood and guts we’ll find in the screens of the library of the future!

biblioguerilla:

Books will never die to me because I couldn’t bear to use my iPad for this

Just imagine the blood and guts we’ll find in the screens of the library of the future!