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  1. Survey Shows Millennials Read Just As Much Or More Than Older Adults

    Thanks, LeVar!

    FELLOWLENNIALS! Look up from your Twittering and rejoice: the PEW Research Center believes our generation has the same healthy love of reading as our ancestors. Heck, we even use the library!

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  2. Fox Announces Gotham Preview Fan Screening (Hurry!)

    "I'm Bookman."

    Fox has just clued us in to a limited space early screening of Gotham in New York City on Monday, September 15th. Read on for details!

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  3. Margaret Atwood Joins The Future Library Project, Book-Blocks You For 100 Years

    Ooooh, the future.

    Margaret Atwood's latest book is about to be locked away for the next hundred years. No, not because she doesn't want to read the Amazon reviews, but because she's the first author to have signed up to be a part of the Future Library Project.

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  4. This Amazingly Detailed Library Cake Is Lookin’ Fine

    What is this, a room for ants?

    Look at that teeny-tiny globe! Those gum drop lamps! The papers left scattered by some harried licorice grad student! I don't think I could ever bring myself to actually chew this hallowed hall of learning to tiny bits inside my mouth, but never before has Dewey Decimal looked so delicious.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Stressed-Out Dragons

    Here, there be high blood pressure.

    Mittie Paul's art explores dragons that hoard "out of financial anxiety and whatnot."

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  6. Singapore Library Destroying LGBT-Friendly Childrens Books At Homophobe’s Request

    Sir, I believe you are overdue.

    In spite of protests and petitions from over four thousand concerned patrons, the Singapore National Library Board is moving ahead on plans to pulp three picture-books that depict non-traditional families--all at the urging of a single bigot.

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  7. New York Public Library To Start Lending Out Internet, Be The People’s Champion

    And they've still got books, too!

    Have a New York Public Library card? Then congratulations, you are now free to Internet. Thanks to a $500,000 grant (that's a lot of late fees) the NYPL will soon be lending out broadband in an effort to help members who can't afford wireless keep up with the digital age.

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  8. You Can Now Borrow an Aerial Drone From a Library in South Florida

    #ReadingRaindrone

    Some universities have awesome "makerspaces" where patrons have access to 3D printers, laser cutters, and other emerging technology. Others have books that are bound in human skin. Thankfully, the University of South Florida's library is closer to the former than the latter, in that they now offer aerial drone check-outs. Though, you never know: after the drones gain sentience and enslave all of humanity just like we've always feared they might, the USF library could one day have both!

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  9. City Shuts Down Free Library Built By Nine-Year-Old

    Someone call Leslie Knope immediately.

    Just look at this picture. Look at this little boy and his little home-made library and the great big potential for learning and imagination it contains.

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  10. Thank You, Toronto Citizen Who Demanded a Library Remove Hop on Pop, For Protecting Me From Being Hopped Upon

    I will not be hopped upon!

    A library in Toronto has received a request to remove the Dr. Seuss book Hop on Pop for fear that it will inspire kids to violently attack their fathers in a hopping fashion. As a father with no desire to be hopped upon, I applaud this brave Torontonian for taking a stand to protect me from my child.

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