Cool Links 10-20-18 Librarians, Jack-O’-Lanterns, Toy Train Tracks

Cool libraries, wild Jack -O’-Lanterns, and toy train tracks are among the cool links 10-20-18 edition.

20 Incredibly Creative Ways Librarians Spread the Magic of Reading

Librarians are the backbone of our library system (one might say the spine). To encourage kids (and adults) to read, they’ve put on some awesome displays and events.

Stuffed animal sleepover, anyone? Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library and pick it up the next morning with their book recommendations.

A dress made from book covers? Yes, please.

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If fictional characters used Twitter—read their Tweets on this bulletin board.

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My favorite—a blanket fort in the library! What could be more awesome than exploring the magic tunnels between rows of books?

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Most of these ideas can be adapted for use with your little reader. For the complete list, go here.

Cool links 10-20-18, Wild Jack -O’-Lanterns

Halloween is less than two weeks away. It’s a favorite time in my household as my husband’s birthday is the day before. He was almost a Halloween baby. Frightening!

If you’re into elaborate pumpkin carving (and who doesn’t want to be?), pick up some inspiration here.

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From pumpkin pi (not pie), ghouls, and skeletons, these carvers showcase their talent!

The world’s longest wooden toy train track

Our final entry of Cool Links 10-20-18 follows a toy train track, the world’s longest, in fact. BigJigs Toys in Britain teamed with a design firm to build a 2.1 mile (!) long wooden toy train track. It broke an existing Guiness Book of World Records record (is that redundant?) and took over three hours to build plus another hour to push a toy train down the track. I wonder if the train itself was necessary to break the record? Heck, if I build anything that long, I’d want to make sure something rode it. Imagine being a minature railroad engineer!

Future and past posts

I’m on vacation from retirement (yeah, well deserved after 32 years), and then I’m attending the 20BooksTo50K indie writer conference in Las Vegas (just a 4 hr drive up the road), so my blog posts have been sporatic, at best. I’m hoping to add more original content by mid-November, but I never make promises I can’t keep.

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I hope you enjoyed the Cool Links 10-20-18 edition. See you when I see you. Until then, blessings.

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