Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses (NY). It’s an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at the NYU

Yes please!

Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses (NY). It’s an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at the NYU

Yes please!

(via bookoisseur)


diebrarian:

awww i missed it! do you wanta postcard from nasa? send me YOUR address!!!

LET’S EXCHANGE POSTCARDS.

I wanna do this with everybody now. I have a pack of Forever stamps. Let’s do this. EVERYBODY GETS A POSTCARD.

Haha, it’s postcrossing but with librarians? I am so in. But you’ll be making me miss DC even worse.

Followers, if you’re game I’ll message you with an address.


theseluckystars:

“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

(via malapropsbookstore)




teachingliteracy:

fastcompany:
Call Me Ishmael Is An Intimate, Multimedia Love Letter To Books
Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived, the project asks.
It was a long flight, and one woman had brought Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese to occupy herself. When she got to the book’s saddest passage, she started sobbing. “I mean complete, shameless, snot flowing down my face sobbing,” she says. That’s when another woman sitting across the aisle from her handed her a tissue she had been holding in anticipation of this moment. “I read that book a few weeks ago, and I knew you were getting close,” she said.
This is one of many anonymous stories about books that has been told to Ishmael, of the site Call Me Ishmael, since it launched in June. The premise is simple: Anyone can call the site’s phone number and answer the prompt, “Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived.”
Ishmael, who is voiced by TED-Ed director Logan Smalley, turns one of those voicemails each week into a video by sticking his iPhone to his typewriter with silly putty and running a transcription of the message through the roller to the speed of the audio. From a single prompt, the site has unleashed a wide range of stories.
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I will do this. And maybe turn it into a project for my students. But probably just within the school unless I want to open the gates by asking parental permission to share.

teachingliteracy:

fastcompany:

Call Me Ishmael Is An Intimate, Multimedia Love Letter To Books

Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived, the project asks.

It was a long flight, and one woman had brought Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese to occupy herself. When she got to the book’s saddest passage, she started sobbing. “I mean complete, shameless, snot flowing down my face sobbing,” she says. That’s when another woman sitting across the aisle from her handed her a tissue she had been holding in anticipation of this moment. “I read that book a few weeks ago, and I knew you were getting close,” she said.

This is one of many anonymous stories about books that has been told to Ishmael, of the site Call Me Ishmael, since it launched in June. The premise is simple: Anyone can call the site’s phone number and answer the prompt, “Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived.”

Ishmael, who is voiced by TED-Ed director Logan Smalley, turns one of those voicemails each week into a video by sticking his iPhone to his typewriter with silly putty and running a transcription of the message through the roller to the speed of the audio. From a single prompt, the site has unleashed a wide range of stories.

Read More>

I will do this. And maybe turn it into a project for my students. But probably just within the school unless I want to open the gates by asking parental permission to share.


weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you liked The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, try The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda because both books feature a boy who is plunged into a world of mythological gods and monsters and discovers that the power to save the world lies within himself.

Saving as a note for myself since I can never have enough RA suggestions for a followup to Percy Jackson.

weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you liked The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, try The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda because both books feature a boy who is plunged into a world of mythological gods and monsters and discovers that the power to save the world lies within himself.

Saving as a note for myself since I can never have enough RA suggestions for a followup to Percy Jackson.

(via richincolor)


shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”
(at the Avis Frank Gallery, 1606 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77009)

Beautiful.
(And I think I want this as a mural in the library.)

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

(at the Avis Frank Gallery, 1606 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77009)

Beautiful.

(And I think I want this as a mural in the library.)


humansofnewyork:

"I don’t think people realize how hurtful of a word ‘still’ can be. So many times people have asked me if I’m ‘still’ chasing my dream of being on television, with a tone that implies I’ll eventually be giving up."

humansofnewyork:

"I don’t think people realize how hurtful of a word ‘still’ can be. So many times people have asked me if I’m ‘still’ chasing my dream of being on television, with a tone that implies I’ll eventually be giving up."


Professional Associations for School Librarians

I am thinking about my professional development budget for the upcoming school year. Of course I plan to continue my membership in various professional orgs for librarians, but I’ve never been happy with how split from other educators I felt by doing just that. But there are so many associations for teachers! 

So, fellow school tumblarians and teachers, what professional organization for educators should I join?



WHEN SOMEONE HAS PUSHED ALL THE BOOKS TO THE BACK OF A SHELF

librarianproblems:

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Exactly my face. Though I do sometimes pause to wonder about all the dust behind that tidy line of books.


justbeccaz:

What are the chances! Just found this in a random leftover fortune cookie that someone brought home #booklovers #books #fortunecookie

In fact, we often have too many companions sharing the bed and someone has to wind up on the floor.

justbeccaz:

What are the chances! Just found this in a random leftover fortune cookie that someone brought home #booklovers #books #fortunecookie

In fact, we often have too many companions sharing the bed and someone has to wind up on the floor.

(via theinnkeeperlibrarian)


Favorite Disney movie. Period.
We had I2I at our wedding. Not a single regret was had.

Favorite Disney movie. Period.

We had I2I at our wedding. Not a single regret was had.

(via liamdryden)


hobbitunderthemountain:

GOOGLE TELLS YOU HOBBIT MEAL TIMES I’M SCREAMING

Oh gosh, I am late for elevenses. And we don’t even have any apples!

hobbitunderthemountain:

GOOGLE TELLS YOU HOBBIT MEAL TIMES I’M SCREAMING

Oh gosh, I am late for elevenses. And we don’t even have any apples!

(via bookoisseur)