Here's an article titled The little men who love "Little House". I particularly enjoyed this article, since I love the Little House series. Even now, as an adult, I still go back to them at certains times of the year - often in the fall when I like to think about the harvest, and snow (though I only like to think about snow). My husband also loves them, which I'm sure is one of the reasons I love him. The article is mainly talking about the whole "boys don't like to read except comic books" thing. The thing I don't love about this article is what it says about librarians:
"Why then do a lot of boys get turned off from reading sometime in elementary
or middle school? The blame partly lies with librarians. They are mostly women,
they tend to love stories, and they also have a thing for books that teach moral
It really makes you think, especially since reader's advisory services are one of the best things libraries are known for.
My second, completely unrelated tag is for Tales for the Public Domain: Bound by Law?, a comic book about copyright and fair use. It's pretty fun...I did read it entirely online, but a pdf version is available. It is published under a Creative Commons Attribution by the Duke University Center for the Study of Public Domain. Maybe it's not completely unrelated to my last tag, since it's a comic book.
Finally, Jenny Levine has added a Gaming in Libraries Wiki, as part of the Library Success: a Best Practices Wiki. It has a collection of related resources and a list of libraries that host gaming. Hopefully some Arizona libraries will get on that list soon...I know that one of the Glendale Public Library branches has a good gaming program.
I'd also like to point out I added a new blog to my blogrolls: Creating Passionate Users. It's a particularly fun blog with an excellent mission...why don't we have one called Creating Passionate Library Users?