Upcoming Book to Movie Adaptions:

The Giver by Lois Lowry→August 15, 2014

If I Stay by Gayle Forman→August 22, 2014

The Maze Runner by James Dashner→September 19, 2014

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern→October 24, 2014

Kingsman: The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons→October 24, 2014

Calling all Nerdfighters Librarians!



I was just wondering how many public libraries have nerdfighter clubs? I really want begin a nerdfighter club in one of the public libraries where I work, but as I’m a fairly new employee, and busy with school, I’m nervous to bring it up to my director. Any advice, tips, experiences, or opinions? Nerdfighters who frequent libraries! Would you regularly attend like a monthly Nerdfighter meeting at your local library? If so how old are you?

Help a library person out!

I do not have one at my library, but I know the Homer Township Public Library has nerdfighter nights. I’ve known the teen services librarian for years now and I’m positive she would be happy to talk with you if you emailed her (contact info on the website).

  • me: this book destroyed my life
  • me: *add to the favorite books list*

Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: Favorite superhero?


Who gets the honor of being your favorite superhero? (or supervillian, or superish person, we’re flexible here)

I don’t have much of a preference at this point, but I definitely had a Batman-themed 5th birthday party.

I have a lot, but I have always loved Spider-Man. He’s this nerdy science kid who gets amazing powers and goes around saving people and his whole thing is “with great power, comes great responsibility.” I don’t think any other hero has really cemented that lesson as well or truly expressed the cost of having powers.

That said, I was completely obsessed with X-Men: Evolution for a solid ten years. And I can still probably quote episodes from memory, so…uh…

"So… are we allowed to bust out of the bushes on the quad and yell jinkies, Shaggy, let’s find out?"
— When a librarian regrets opening the floor to the questions about the new roving reference pilot project (via whenalibrarian)

aura218 said: How’s the kid response been too Goldie Block?

I wish I had a definitive first-hand answer, but I don’t actually work in children’s. From what I understand, the kids really like it and have fun playing with it. I was at a cross-training program on STEM today, which is where I got to play with the set.



i wish there were libraries for music, where you could rent one album, listen to it, then return it. that should be a real thing.

A library. What you are thinking of is called the CD section of your local public library.

Today, I got paid to eat M&Ms and play with Goldie Blocks and tangrams. And someone left a corgi bookmark on my desk.

It’s a good day in library land. 

Library Cake

Library Cake


How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.