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Library Life Sticker Pack for Messages

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Library nerd? Like having fun? Enjoy sending text messages?

Get the Library Life Sticker Pack app for Messages. 100% free, 100% fun.

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Or, if you’re not on iOS, you can just copy and paste from here. Have fun!

All illustrations are by the amazing Amanda Etches. You should buy one of her “bookish” pins.

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Vintage Demco Letters

File this one under: from way back when, when people used to care.

Nate Hill was poking around the 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library (it’s so hot right now!) and found an amazing pin mount letter system. He knew just the guy that would put this on the Web!

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Replacing horrible paper signs on stack end caps with this stuff would probably be a big improvement.

Previous vintage library ephemera on Walking Paper

Be An Army Librarian – 1963
Vintage Library Journal Wordmark
Library Hall of Fame from 1951

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Library Ghost Sign

How did this happen? The original painted letters were covered with a sign. Then someone painted white around the sign. Then the sign was removed.

I wonder what’s next. Whatever it is I doubt it’ll be as rad as oversized black letters set in Helvetica Bold against white.

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Happy Holidays!

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Read Graffiti

ALA should commission him to do a poster.

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Grandmother Tips

More tips from Grandma
[via swissmiss]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Feel-o-meter on Lindau Island

“Fuehlometer” (Feel-o-meter) or “Public Face” is an interactive art installation that shows the mood of a city by displaying it in the form of a monumental Smiley. The system allows to read emotions out of random people’s faces. The faces are analyzed by sophisticated software (contributed by the Fraunhofer Institut). The obtained mood data are then stored on a server and processed by the smiley to visualize the emotions in real-time.

The emotions are captured by a digital camera that is focused on the faces of the people standing in a specific area on the lakeside. A computer analyzes the photos and sends the results (happy, sad or indifferent) to the giant smiley on top of the lighthouse. Text: Felix Rundel

More about the Feel-o-meter.

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ROOM FOR RENT

ROOM FOR RENT

Nothing library related here. I’m just so enamored with this sign – especially the Greek mythology reference – that I have to post it.

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Berkeley Public Library Yarnbombed

Read Streetcolor’s account of the knitting and installation.

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