Here are the links I shared on my Twitter and Pinterest accounts this week that you might find interesting:

Lego Library


13 Children’s Book Quotes That Are Still Relevant to Your Adult Life #kidlit

Bedtime stories fading as 2/3 of busy parents claim they read to their kids less than once a week #kidlit #reading

Books About Starting School #kidlit

Mitali’s Fire Escape: Children’s Books in Iran: A Chat with Ali Seidabadi #kidlit

Wonderful visualizations of choose-your-own-adventure books #kidlit


Google calls book scanning “transformative” in latest push for fair use ruling — Tech News and Analysis

How to get children to read? Embrace the e-book #reading #ebooks

Law Library, Des Moines, Iowa


Chicago’s New Public/School Library Hybrid Opens Doors | School Library Journal

The future of libraries – The Next Web #libraries

Studies show that readers are more empathetic:


Facebook publishes first Transparency Report: exceeds Google with 11,000 US govt requests -Tech News and Analysis


10 Golden Rules To Take Your Library’s Twitter Account to the Next Level

Authors, Readers Band Together to Stop Goodreads “Bullying”

Four lessons for news sites from National Public Radio’s redesign | IJNet – Libraries should use these too!

New tech words added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online: BYOD, hackerspace, MOOC as tech informs culture informs tech

“Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.”C.S. Lewis


Amnesty teen takeover: Rita Williams-Garcia on writing about FGM for teens | Children’s books #yalit

Check out @hollyblack chatting about vampires on the radio with Bill Newman at @whmp! …

Interview: David Levithan – Cool Hunting #yalit

It’s “Twilight”: YA movies are totally over! #yalit

New Adult literature: Teen reading for grown-ups #yalit