Category Archives: Community


What fun! A growing list of libraries, archives and museums are creating coloring pages for the #ColorOurCollections event running from Feb 1 to 5. Started by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Biodiversity Heritage Library there are over … Continue reading

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Pinterest Contest Idea from Peachpit

Peachpit Press, the folks that publish the great Visual Quickstart series (and more!), are running a nifty Pinterest board competition. Basically you create a board with the name they provided, repin their pin with the rules and then pin 5 … Continue reading

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Census 2010 – Be Counted

It’s Census 2010 time!  And it’s important that everyone respond by April 1. For every uncounted person, communities lose out on federal funding and services. It’s estimated that my region will lose about $1,600 annually for each person missed. Over … Continue reading

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Books selected by your neighbors

What a fun idea from Half Hollow Hills Community Library. “We invite our patrons to display their favorite books, authors, music, or movies to share with their neighbors.” More info: Read Like Larry What your neighbor Larry selected Originally uploaded … Continue reading

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“It’s My Story” – Seniors Memory Project

“It’s My Story” is a lovely project by the East Greenbush (NY) Community Library that celebrates the stories of seniors who live at a nearby retirement center. Stories and photos were combined to create online memory books. But what a … Continue reading

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Ushahidi – crowdsourcing information in a a crisis

Ushahidi is a fascinating and wonderful project for reporting crisis information. Welcome to Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, where we are building a platform that crowdsources crisis information. Allowing anyone to submit crisis information through text messaging using a … Continue reading

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