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50 Best Sleading Hills in NJ

Does anyone feel like this poor guy? Spring is just around the corner - at least that’s what we’ve been telling ourselves. With any luck you won’t need to use this, but have some fun with the 50+ Best Sledding Hills in New Jersey from (See the image on the left)

Trenton Free Public Library has installed two library vending machines around the city: one at the Trenton YMCA and one at a health center. Patrons can scan their library card to choose a book. They can also return books and receive holds with the machines.

Princeton University Library has received the entire collection of William H. Scheide, valued at $300 million. The collection includes incredible rare printed works and manuscripts. PU Professor Anthony Grafton calls the library “the richest collection anywhere of the first documents printed in 15th-century Europe.” (See the image below)

Princeton PL: William H. Scheide Collection

Cleveland Public Library’s Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz recently presented a LibraryLinkNJ webinar: Open Data and Libraries: The Future is Now. Anastasia is a leader in civic hacking and other open data/open government projects. Follow her on twitter @anastasia_do. (See the photo on the right)

The ALA Midwinter conference was held in a very snowy Chicago at the end of January. If you haven’t had a chance to follow the events, you can read a quick summary in this issue of AL Direct. Included are the Youth Media Awards, an appearance by LeVar Burton and Women in Geekdom.

Anastasia Diamond

Ferguson (MO) Public Library - #becauseofapubliclibrary

Ferguson (MO) Public Library used its Twitter to feed to invite people to finish the sentence, “Because of a public library…” The resulting outpouring of love can be found using #becauseofapubliclibrary. Keep your hankies & retweeting fingers ready! (See the image on the left)

The Massachusetts Library System has a collection of Genre Overview Guides. Included are webinars, readings lists and other resources for librarians. Click the Genre Overview Webinars tab to select a genre.

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have digitized their entire collections and made them freely available online. The resource, called Open F|S, provides access to 40,000 works, with more than 90% of them in high-resolution and free of copyright restriction for non-commercial use. (See the image on the right)


Open F|S


And now for a few fun photos!

A Young Architect inspired at Cranford PL
A young architect inspired
at Cranford Public Library

Sparkly egg shaker
Sparkly egg shaker from
a Guerilla Storytime session at ALA Midwinter

Toronto PL's Human Library
Building empathy and community
with Toronto Public Library’s Human Library


[ Compiled by Jessica Adler ]