Eclectic L'brary

This is the official Tumblr of the West Chester Public Library in West Chester Pa!
Good news everyone!
New sessions for story times are about to start. We are also starting a Teen Advisory Board. Book clubs are meeting! Lots of wonderful things are happening at the Library!
http://wcpubliclibrary.org/
Is our official website.
Come and explore what we have to offer!

cheshirelibrary:

Shakespeare With a Twist - celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday this month with some modern retellings of his work.

OLD SCHOOL               NEW TWIST

Hamlet                         Something Rotten by Alan Gratz

                                    Hamlet by John Marsden

                                    A Girl, a Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills

                                         by Lizabeth Zindel

Romeo and Juliet        Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

                                    Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub

                                    When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

MacBeth                     Something Wicked by Alan Gratz

                                   Lady MacBeth’s Daughter by Lisa Klein

                                   Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney

crazyadorabletruth:

The most exciting page in “Hello Kitty: What Will You Be A to Z.”  It’s me in Hello Kitty form!! My library looks exactly like this. 
EXACTLY.
LIKE.
THIS.

crazyadorabletruth:

The most exciting page in “Hello Kitty: What Will You Be A to Z.”  It’s me in Hello Kitty form!! My library looks exactly like this. 

EXACTLY.

LIKE.

THIS.

(via dustyoldlibrarybook)

ncplteentastic:

incidentalcomics:

Understanding Poetry

Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

Poetry Rocks.

(via cheshirelibrary)

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.

(Source: onlypooh, via thebooker)

"I tied up every portable telephone system in Central London for forty.. five minutes at lunchtime," he said.
There was silence, except for the distant swishing of cars.
“Yes?” said Hastur. “And then what?”
“Look, it wasn’t easy,” said Crowley.
“That’s all?” said Ligur.
“Look, people”
“And exactly what has that done to secure souls for our master?” said Hastur.
Crowley pulled himself together.
What could he tell them? That twenty thousand people got bloody furious? That you could hear the arteries clanging shut all across the city? And that then they went back and took it out on their secretaries or traffic wardens or whatever, and they took it out on other people? In all kinds of vindictive little ways which, and here was the good bit, they thought up themselves For the rest of the day. The pass along effects were incalculable. Thousands and thousands of souls all got a faint patina of tarnish, and you hardly had to lift a finger.
But you couldn’t tell that to demons like Hastur and Ligur. Fourteenth century minds, the lot of them. Spending years picking away at one soul. Admittedly it was craftsmanship, but you had to think differently these days. Not big, but wide. With five billion people in the world you couldn’t pick the buggers off one by one any more; you had to spread your effort. But demons like Ligur and Hastur wouldn’t understand. They’d never have thought up Welsh language television, for example. Or valueadded tax. Or Manchester.
He’d been particularly pleased with Manchester.

"Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (via nightswimming)

But please, if you’re reading a book that’s killing you, put it down and read something else, just as you would reach for the remote if you weren’t enjoying a TV program.

- Nick Hornby, Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books (via beckisbookshelf)

YES. THIS.

LIfe’s honestly too short to read bad or even mediocre books, especially when there are so many wonderful ones out there, just waiting for you to pick them up.

(via bookoisseur)

(via mercyhurstuniversitylibraries)

wellesleybooks:

vintageanchorbooks:

"April Rain Song" by Langston Hughes
 “Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk The rain makes running pools in the gutter The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night And I love the rain.”

Saved this for a rainy day and here it is!

wellesleybooks:

vintageanchorbooks:

"April Rain Song" by Langston Hughes

“Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.”

Saved this for a rainy day and here it is!