Friday Fun: Links and a Giveaway

Happy Friday! In case you missed it, this is our plan for the weekend:

This library was set up last summer on the beach of a Bulgarian Black Sea resort, and we think they have the right idea. Are you listening, Minneapolis Parks and Rec?

However, we’re slated for thunderstorms on Sunday, so that’s our day to read inside…or, to look at fascinating pictures of New York City through the years on OldNYC. Here are three of the thousands of photos:

But anyway, congratulations to @zarffyn! You’ve won The Conformity, so send your address to and we’ll get your book in the mail.

For this week’s giveaway, we’re doing something a little different. We have a lot of bookmarks for awesome titles from seasons past, and we’ve heard that librarians like bookmarks. To win bookmarks for your library, you can leave your name and your library name in the comments section, or you can also tweet the line “[Your library’s name] would love bookmarks from @LernerBooks!” 

We’ll choose 5 libraries that will win bookmarks and announce the winners on the blog next Friday!