Friday, July 11, 2014

[News and Notes] July 11, 2014

Children's and young adult fiction writer, Walter Dean Myers, passed away July 1, 2014. He was 76 years old. He was the author of over 100 novels, many featuring "young African-Americans who battled troubles in the streets, in school and at home (NYTimes)." Some of his award-winning works include Monster, Slam!, and Bad Boy: A Memoir

Visit for a touching tribute.
Browse Walter Dean Myers   in the library catalog. 

Other items of interest from the web:

World Book Night U.S. is ending because of a funding shortage. This was reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The Sherlock Holmes book sculpture below, designed by Valerie Osment, is one of many book bench sculptures scattered around the city of London for a special exhibit called “Books about Town

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Find out what title represents your home state with The Most Famous Book Set in Each State map from Business Insider.

According to our 26th president, “A book must be interesting to the particular reader at that particular time.” Read more of Teddy Roosevelt’s 10 Rules for Reading

Ever wonder what it takes to sort and deliver library materials to different branches? Look at behind the scenes footage, filmed with a camera drone, titled “Flying Around Book Ops” from the Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries.

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