Free a Book at New Westminster Public Library

Faith Jones wrote about New Westminster Public Library’s Free a Book initiative to celebrate Freedom to Read Week. We’re encouraging patrons to release their own books, using the Book Crossing project. We’ve put up a display from our collection and are giving out the attached flyer (made by two of our artistically talented staffers). I’m…

Heal this book: reversing vandalism

Morning Stories, a weekly podcast of stories from ordinary folks, aired Heal this book in December 2005.  This podcast is about an art exhibit that the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) did with books that had been damaged by a homophobic and misogynistic patron. From the transcript: This person used the card catalog and did…

Poster Removal at the Vancouver Public Library

On 6 May, an e-mail from a Vancouver Public Library Director instructed all VPL Branch Heads: “If the Walk for Palestine poster is up in your branch please remove it. We have had a number of complaints about it.” The poster advertised a number of events around Palestine Solidarity Month, and contained the phrase “60…