The Pack Horse Librarians Brought Books To Readers In Remote Places (Cool Weird Awesome 748)

National Library Week is here, so it’s a good time to tell the story of librarians who traveled through eastern Kentucky during the Great Depression on horses and mules carrying books and magazines in saddlebags.

By |2022-04-05T08:52:38-04:00April 5, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Somebody Wanted To Put The Library Of Congress In The Capitol Dome (Cool Weird Awesome 575)

Washington DC is home to monuments, memorials and the largest library in the world. Here's some of the history of the Library of Congress. Plus: a real estate listing for waterfront land in Ontario had a price of $99,000, though with one big consideration.

By |2021-07-16T09:51:07-04:00July 16, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Video Games Are Now Medically Necessary (Cool Weird Awesome 322)

Video games are now as artistically and technically challenging as any other art form. But now they've really leveled up: the FDA has just approved a video game-based treatment for ADHD. Plus: a school librarian in western Virginia just found a clever way to get books to her students while schools and libraries are closed.

By |2020-06-17T08:05:43-04:00June 17, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Big-Time Librarian Kept “Goodnight Moon” Off The Shelves For 25 Years (Cool Weird Awesome 215)

The New York Public Library released a list of its top 10 all-time most borrowed books. One book you won’t find on the list is “Goodnight Moon.” Despite being one of the most iconic children’s books of its time, the New York Public Library didn’t have a copy for decades, because an influential librarian didn’t like it. Plus: the amazing origins of Silent Record Week!

By |2020-01-14T06:49:03-05:00January 14, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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