Help for Difficult Financial Times


usagov:

If you’re having financial struggles, consider looking into government programs that may help.

To guide you, we’ve highlighted some resources on our page Help for Difficult Financial Times, including information on: 
 

  • Housing counseling and mortgage relief
  • Grants, loans, and financial aid
  • Free or low-cost health insurance
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Food assistance programs
librarylinknj:

Your correspondent usually tests as Dumbledore, though everyone in that column is in the mix. 

librarylinknj:

Your correspondent usually tests as Dumbledore, though everyone in that column is in the mix. 

cheshirelibrary:


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.
Do you have a Library Card?


Just don’t sit on the shelves like that at MY library. (Seriously, how is that even working?)

cheshirelibrary:

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.

Do you have a Library Card?

Just don’t sit on the shelves like that at MY library. (Seriously, how is that even working?)

(Source: date-a-girl-who-reads)

librarylinknj:

bittertwee:

from “The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter” exhibition at the New York Public Library

Carl! <3

librarylinknj:

bittertwee:

from “The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter” exhibition at the New York Public Library

Carl! <3

What should not be censored under CIPA? Even a casual reading of the law makes it clear that only images, not text or entire websites, are legally required to be blocked. Libraries are not required to filter content simply because it is sexual in nature (sexual content isn’t necessarily obscene; it may have serious literary, educational, or artistic value, for example). Libraries aren’t required to block social networking sites, political sites, sites advocating for LGBTQ issues, or sites that explore controversial issues like genocide or gun laws or WikiLeaks.

But unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening on the ground. Libraries across the country are routinely overblocking content, censoring far more than is necessary under the law. This means library patrons are cut off from whole swaths of the World Wide Web, hampering their access to knowledge.


The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act

Well worth a read of the entire thing, not just for inducing rage but also for inspiring action & better, more accurate compliance with the law. 

(via librarylinknj)

4 Innovative Libraries Transforming Lives Around the World


(Source: schoollibraryjournal)

npr:

buzzfeed:

If Wes Anderson characters had Instagram.

I absolutely love this and I think you will too. Happy Friday! -L

(Source: BuzzFeed)

iworkatapubliclibrary:

A patron took it upon him/herself to go through and very carefully change all the curse words in our copy of Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker. This page has no less than 5 corrections on it.

iworkatapubliclibrary:

A patron took it upon him/herself to go through and very carefully change all the curse words in our copy of Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker. This page has no less than 5 corrections on it.

oupacademic:

Events have been moving quickly this August in Egypt. President Mohammed Morsi has been deposed; protesters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood face a violent crackdown; there is increasing violence against religious minorities; American aid hangs in the balance; and the movements of former President Hosni Mubarak continue to spur volatility. To gain better context of the tumult going on in Egypt today, we’ve gathered a reading list of our latest titles on Egypt, the Arab Spring, Islam, and the Middle East.

  1. The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square by Steven A. Cook
  2. The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know by James L. Gelvin
  3. Democracy’s Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring by Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain
  4. The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising by Jean-Pierre Filiu
  5. Islam and the Arab Awakening by Tariq Ramadan
  6. Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual by James Toth
  7. Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy by Larbi Sadiki
  8. After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World
  9. International Relations of the Middle East, 3rd edition, edited by Louise Fawcett

Stay safe. Stay informed. 

libraryjournal:

willywaldo:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

anukii:

funkyfreshflavor:

gimmepizzauoldtroll:

REAL TALK.

oh shit… this shit made me roll.  Fuck yeah.

DAMN! The ether

forever reblog.

 

Amen!

libraryjournal:

willywaldo:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

anukii:

funkyfreshflavor:

gimmepizzauoldtroll:

REAL TALK.

oh shit… this shit made me roll.  Fuck yeah.

DAMN! The ether

forever reblog.


 

Amen!