Michael Barrett

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Spring cleaning woes: Tackling your book collection

Michael Barrett March 18th, 2014

One of the biggest challenges we bibliophiles face is cleaning out our bookshelves during "spring cleaning." We take pride in our personal libraries; however, we need to...

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In Our Feeds: Sarah Jessica Parker, a treehouse library and font history 101

Michael Barrett March 14th, 2014

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

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Happy 25th birthday, Reach Out and Read!

Michael Barrett March 7th, 2014

Reach Out and Read, a non-profit organization that helps implement early-childhood literacy awareness during a child’s regular office visits, celebrates 25 years this...

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Library lovers month: 3 reasons to celebrate

Michael Barrett February 12th, 2014

Book nerds, rejoice!

It’s “Library Lovers’ Month.”

Sure, this week is full of cupids, romantic cards and candy, but it’s time to send a big ol’ Valentine to...

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It takes a village: Teachers that inspire Olympians

Michael Barrett February 4th, 2014

Every child has dreams; however, it’s the supportive adults in their lives that help turn those dreams into reality.

Teachers are and will be some of the most...

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Who is your literary dream date?

Michael Barrett January 29th, 2014

I know it’s some time until Valentine’s Day, but why not grab a book featuring your favorite dream date to prep for the day infamous for its red hearts, Cupid and secret...

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Read a book to your dog

Michael Barrett January 23rd, 2014

Did you know its “National Train Your Dog Month”?  Besides teaching your pup the usual commands such as “fetch,” “sit” and “stay,” how about, “read a book”?

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In Our Feeds: Inside the awards circle, Alice in Wonderland and authors’ passport photos.

Michael Barrett January 17th, 2014

Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Fluff and stuff! Happy “Pooh” Day

Michael Barrett January 17th, 2014

In my opinion, tomorrow is the best day of the year. January 18th is national “Winnie the Pooh Day” or author A.A. Milne’s birthday.

Winnie-the-Pooh (yes, the...

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“Get #BookFit”: Mid-month motivation

Michael Barrett January 15th, 2014

We are at the halfway point for Scholastic’s “Get Book Fit” Month. Like any good coach or personal trainer, we want to see how you are doing with this New Year’s...

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