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youreastargirl · a day ago
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So I’m at a library in a town I don’t live in to spend time with my nieces and I go to the bathroom and see this sign.
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They turned their old card catalog into free supplies people can discretely take on their own.
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This is the coolest thing ever, a great way to help people without making them ask, and an amazing reuse of a the card catalog. I’m seriously about to cry I love it so much.
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dark-romantics · 2 days ago
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~ Shakespeare, Macbeth
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librarycomic · a day ago
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Bear.
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intothestacks · a day ago
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How are Ramses II, the Koran, Books, & Psychiatry Connected?
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^ Image by George Hodan
The tl;dr answer? Bibliotherapy.
What is bibliotherapy?
Bibliotherapy (aka therapeutic storytelling) is, as its name suggests, a form of therapy where you use reading materials to help with the healing process. It may sound like a modern pseudo-science health fad, but it’s actually a very ancient practice, with modern studies finding that there is great merit to it its efficacy.
The act of reading has been connected with human health at least as far back as the time of Ramses II in the early 1200s BCE, whose palace library entrance held the world’s oldest-known library motto: “The house of healing for the soul” (ψῡχῆς ἰατρεῖον). In 1272 Cairo, reading the Koran was a prescribed medical treatment at Al-Mansur Hospital. In the mid-1800s, books began being part of treatment at European mental institutions. By the early 1900s, libraries had become an important part of European psychiatric institutions.
When is it used?
Bibliotherapy is most commonly used regarding issues related to mental health. When professionals use it, it’s not usually used on its own, but rather as a way to complement and enhance other treatments. That being said, unlike most medical practices, bibliotherapy is something that is safe and healthy to do on your own. If it’s something you think you might benefit from and you don’t have a health professional to prescribe it to you as a treatment, you don’t need a professional to recommend it or guide you through it. And because of the way it works, you can use it even if you don’t have that issue but want to learn more about it.
How does it work?
At its core, bibliotherapy is exactly what it sounds like: you get prescribed books to read. If you are engaging in bibliotherapy regarding an issue you have, it works as a reminder that you are not alone in facing this issue and provides you with an outlet for working through problems. Regardless of whether you personally have the issue you are reading about, reading, especially books that take you out of your comfort zone and/or have a different viewpoint, has also been demonstrated to help increase empathy, tolerance for others, and interpersonal skills.
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queenmoriarty · 2 months ago
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i wish I had a library buddy, a like-minded person who would browse the library shelves with me and look for the best book treasures the library has to offer and we would always stay until closing time and then talk about our book haul in the café next door
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myloveismusic · a year ago
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bookwormingparty · 11 months ago
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paintiq · a year ago
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I truly miss the days at the library
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inspiredbyshameika · 10 months ago
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Lera Treyger
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thedarkestacademia · 9 months ago
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I haven’t been able to go to the library in so long
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libraryinthecountry · 22 days ago
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★ Have you received any books lately? As gifts or otherwise? Happy #ShelfieSunday, all! My husband got me a stack of rom-coms I’ve been wanting, including The Charm Offensive and Payback’s a Witch, and the Mistborn leatherbounds! 🙊 Truly a WIN in every department. We’re still waiting on the leatherbounds to arrive, but they’re on the way! I have also received a bunch of books from friends and family, and think there might be a few more waiting at home for me! I’m excited to get back and see. ♥️ ★ HASHTAGS // #homelibrary #bookshelf #shelfie #librarylife #fantasybooks #bookstack #bookbabe #readfantasy #bookstagram #bookworm #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklover #bookaddict #bookobsessed #readersofinstagram #bookish #booksbooksbooks #beautifulbooks #booktag #prettybooks https://www.instagram.com/libraryinthecountry/p/CX-P0rDL143/?utm_medium=tumblr
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dark-romantics · 2 days ago
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"I am someone who thinks and feels much-more than is reasonable. And that is all.”
~ Virginia Woolf, from Moments Of Being: Unpublished Writings
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librarycomic · 2 months ago
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Fiends of the Library: Hoard. 
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rainandbooksz · 12 days ago
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"I think you lost all interest in this world. You were disappointed
and discouraged, and lost interest in everything.
So you abandoned your physical body.
You went to a world apart and you're living a different kind of life there.
In a world inside you."
-Haruki Murakami.
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intothestacks · 3 months ago
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Adventures In Librarian-ing
I heard a lot of the kids in the new elementary school I'm at are ELL (we have an average of 20 languages spoken other than English and French per year), so I made a point of telling the kids that I didn't speak any English when I moved to Canada as a kid, I spoke another language called Portuguese.
"I just moved here from Ghana!" one kiddo told me, excited to hear that I was also an immigrant.
As part of my intro I'd offer to teach the class how to say "hello" and "goodbye" in Portuguese. The kiddos were so stoked to learn words in another language -- one Grade 2 asked if I could also teach them to count to ten, and a Grade 2 from another class asked if I could teach them more words because they "really like this" (I taught their class how to say "doggy" [au au, pronounced ow ow] and Santa Claus [Papai Noel]).
The ELL kids were super excited to hear that I spoke another language too. In one Grade 1 class they started shouting out all the languages they knew ("I speak Cantonese and French!" "I speak Punjabi!" "I speak Arabic!" "My dad speaks Chinese because I'm half Chinese!").
In one class one of the kids was suuuper excited to teach me how to say words in Swahili and another kid taught me to say thank you in Denya.
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midnight-contenderr · a year ago
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<3
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bookwormingparty · 10 months ago
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queenmoriarty · 2 months ago
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i am literally disappearing to coffee shops and libraries right now to avoid being at home and feeling the negative vibes there lmao i am so starting to need vouchers for these places
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benkaden · 13 days ago
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Ansichtskarte
Stadtbezirksbibliothek Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg Berlin - Hauptstadt der DDR Stadtbezirksbibliothek Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg Greifswalder Straße 87, Berlin 1055.
Reichenbach (Vogtl): BILD UND HEIMAT REICHENBACH (VOGTL) (A1/III/26/13 01 15 0671/04 K 301448/86).
Foto: Rudi Stöhr (Greiz)
1986
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thewaters-and-thewild · 24 days ago
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library bee ✨ if you need me, I’ll be reshelving the classical studies section on roman literature
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