No need for it to stop in Monrovia with the Friends Store open daily! Love that she donates to libraries and literacy programs and prisons. There's no end to the imagination!!
Always interesting, Atlas Obscura has posted an article about thievery in the summer of 1980.
read the article at www.atlasobscura.com/articles/robert-kindred-university-library-theft
As always, something interesting from Atlas Obscura. Readers have submitted their joy at finding interesting, memorable notes written in the margins of used books, One of the joys of second hand books. Enjoy! (click on the red link)
While you're in the library, give a shout out to the great staff who are always hard at work offering programs and services for all ages and keeping the collection up to date! They are true leaders.
Time was that books were sold bound in heavy wooden covers bound in leather and stitched to a spine, these books are durable and attractive, but they are also very… very… heavy. In the 19th century another technique of improving the printing and publishing of books came about, the paperback novel. These books were easily portable, less expensive to produce, and provided a beautiful way to carry about ones favorite book on their person. Paperback Book Day celebrates the creation of this new form of book, and the people who carry them around every day.
Check the Friends Store at the Monrovia Public Library for inexpensive, portable books!
Danny Heitman writes of the wonders of a secondhand book as a $3 Time Machine in the June 28, 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal Missing for electronic readers are the inscriptions and side comments left by previous readers which are found in second or third-hand copies. As he eloquently puts it "Secondhand books remind me that the world of reading spans time as readers reach across the years to shake hands with each other. Sorry it's not available online except to subscribers, however, we'll put a copy in the Friends Store. As a reminder, our FOMPL time machine is only $2 for a hardbound book.
There are four kinds of readers.
The first is like an hourglass; and their reading being as the sand, it runs in and runs out, and leaves not a vestige behind.
A second is like the sponge, which imbibes everything, and returns it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtier.
A third is like a jelly bag, allowing all that is pure to pass away, and retaining only the refuse and dregs.
And, the fourth is like the slaves in the diamond mines of Golconda, who, casting aside all that is worthless, retain only pure gems.
July 3. 2016 is a day to celebrate the convenience and value of a paperback book or two or three. The Friends Store at the Monrovia Public Library always has a great selection at just 50-cents for mass market paperbacks (those small ones) and $1 for the larger trade volumes.
Unlikely says an article in the November 17, 2015 issue of the Wall Street Journal (Section D2). and REST EASY.While lots of insects like to hide out in tight, dark places, books are not worse a "home" than other spots.
Members of the Board and our volunteers are posting ideas, thoughts, events, and a few surprises.