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It’s raining poetry

Boston has been home to poets including Sylvia Plath and e.e. cummings. It’s raining poetry. How brilliant would this be to get words off the page and into people’s lives … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Telepoem Booth

Listen to the language. Close your eyes and imagine. There is more than one way to experience a poem. In a realisation of the application of digital technology to the dissemination of … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rainbow connection

Auckland Libraries have made it very easy for the rest of us now to promote those books, magazines and films in our collections that feature LGBTIQ characters, and are by … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Read for depression and mental health

Earlier in the year Tegan Usher, a Masters of Philosophy candidate at Melbourne University, conducted a survey for her research : A novel prescription: Which books should General Practitioner’s prescribe to patients … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

beach reads, train reads

Great idea, Broome Public Libraries! Beach Reads gets books into the hands of people relaxing on the beach – they’re not in the library, this makes good use of donated … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Things Librarians should be doing to champion reading

Just five things, but I’m sure we can think of more… (There’s a lot more to it than recommending a good book to a customer).

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

eBook for Daffodil Day

We launched this eBook on Daffodil Day to support people in their search for information about cancer. I’m over the moon excited about it. http://issuu.com/townsville_city_council/docs/cancer_wellness The Cancer Council is currently promoting … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ephemeral words can mean so much

Parkes Shire Council Library Reader in Residence initiative – words out on the street – on cups! Of course I love this! If you live in Parkes and you drink … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

creative bibliotherapy: possibilities part 2

Creative, or social, bibliotherapy is another strong example of a connection-based community service gaining ground in public library service. With a focus on social inclusion and community collaborations, creative bibliotherapy programs … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

self-help bibliotherapy: possibilities part 1

Reading Well Mood Boosting Books is a UK promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books have been recommended by readers. Reading Well is an initiative of The … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment