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12 Charming Tidbits About Beverly Cleary

Moving, relatable, and frequently hilarious, Beverly Cleary’s stories have been captivating readers of all ages for over 60 years. From Ramona Quimby to Socks the Cat, her characters and the tales they inhabit are still going strong all these decades later. Here’s what you might not know about one of the world’s favorite children’s authors.

She was a librarian!

There will NEVER be a library complete without Cleary’s wide-ranging works. Sure, Hieronymous Bosch is plucky, Lemony Snicket is punny, and Geronimo Stilton is one helluva rodent protagonist - but nothing can beat “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” when it comes to kid lit.

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"Recently Returned" turned 1 this week! Thanks to all who have followed, guffawed at, and been otherwise generally baffled by the random shit featured on this Tumblr. 
Show your local library and its most quixotic works some reader love. —C

"Recently Returned" turned 1 this week! Thanks to all who have followed, guffawed at, and been otherwise generally baffled by the random shit featured on this Tumblr.

Show your local library and its most quixotic works some reader love. —C

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"Libraries Are Surprisingly Popular, and Oh Yeah, They Also Make You Awesome"

"Apparently, people love libraries. Like, even people who don’t go to libraries think that they’re really cool."

Well duh.

…Wait, does that make me really cool for working at one?! You know, by the Law of Extension or something….

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10 Cats Who Live at the Library

HOW HAVE WE LASTED ALL THESE YEARS WITHOUT ONE?!

Kuzya, you’re welcome in our stacks any time.

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I raged hard when Boehner, the jaundiced RBF Patient Zero, and his compadres didn’t give a standing ovation for this sentiment. We’re all slingin’ books here. Let’s make it fair.

I raged hard when Boehner, the jaundiced RBF Patient Zero, and his compadres didn’t give a standing ovation for this sentiment.
We’re all slingin’ books here. Let’s make it fair.

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28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries

Personal favorite: “A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.” — Mark Twain

But clearly, Mr. Twain never visited my public library.

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A classic.

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Pop quiz: “What happens after one crazy night of sex, blood, and rock ‘n roll?”

  • A: Enduring a “fangover”
  • B: Testing HIV-positive
  • C: Waking up in “the hair of the dog” with relentless tinnitus next to a headless, well-sculpted set of abs
  • D: All of the above

If you guessed A, congratulations, these books were written just for you!

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Oh man. And here all this time I just thought it was called “being unemployed.”

Oh man. And here all this time I just thought it was called “being unemployed.”

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DC Mayor Declares Libraries “Essential,” Will Stay Open If Government Shuts Down

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On Wednesday, Gray sent a terse letter to the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that deemed all local government employees—including librarians—“essential” personnel, putting them in the same category as police officers, firefighters, and teachers. That means they would be exempted from a government shutdown, and allowed to report to work and serve their patrons as usual.

The only man with common sense in Washington.

Since they’re staying open, can we have all the congressmen and women stop by D.C.’s libraries and peruse a few tomes on good governance, political theory, and modern American politics?

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