Beachfront Libraries are the Best Idea…Ever.

chicagopubliclibrary:

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Via Huffington Post Books:

"Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you."

Not the best idea ever! Unless the books are crappy poorly-constructed shit-for-literature, you probably shouldn’t have books near vast amounts of water, sand, and (hopefully) picnic condiments and beverages.

A HUGE RED JELLY BEAN IS COMING FOR US!

A HUGE RED JELLY BEAN IS COMING FOR US!

5daysofpreservation:

An unplanned yet timely injury! 
How many of us have slammed into the board crimper pedal? 
Don’t lie.
(Northwestern Library. Unfortunately)

this is me. it still hurts.

5daysofpreservation:

An unplanned yet timely injury! 

How many of us have slammed into the board crimper pedal? 

Don’t lie.

(Northwestern Library. Unfortunately)

this is me. it still hurts.

libraryandorder:

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit9.3 A Single Life

my friend and I are starting this blog. feel free to enthusiastically love, follow, submit to it.

libraryandorder:

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9.3 A Single Life

my friend and I are starting this blog. feel free to enthusiastically love, follow, submit to it.

5daysofpreservation:

Lab Still Life
(Northwestern University Library)

5daysofpreservation:

Lab Still Life

(Northwestern University Library)

smithsonianlibraries:

Who remembers the days before digital photography? The fumes in the darkroom, the surprise when your picture actually turned out, the thumbs….oh, the thumbs!
Kodak film ad from the early 20th century. From the National Museum of American History Library’s trade literature collection. 

smithsonianlibraries:

Who remembers the days before digital photography? The fumes in the darkroom, the surprise when your picture actually turned out, the thumbs….oh, the thumbs!

Kodak film ad from the early 20th century. From the National Museum of American History Library’s trade literature collection

Happy 10th Birthday, Millennium Park!

chicagopubliclibrary:

Industrial wasteland turned cultural gem, let’s geek out today looking at before, during, and after photos of building Millennium Park. 

Before: 

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A railway, parking lots, and sparse greens in the space where Millennium Park is now (looking east). 

After: 

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Looking west and slightly south, Millennium Park in all its glory. 

Grab yourself a slice of birthday cake and look through more photos in our digital archives: 

theartofgooglebooks:

Fault-line water stain.
From the back matter of The Colour-sense: Its Origin and Development by Grant Allen (1892). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

beautiful tide lines happening here.

theartofgooglebooks:

Fault-line water stain.

From the back matter of The Colour-sense: Its Origin and Development by Grant Allen (1892). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

beautiful tide lines happening here.