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Minnesota: Land of 10,000 lakes and 1 floating library

There are lakes everywhere in Minnesota and now one of them has a floating library.

Thanks to Sarah Peters the contraption above is open for business on Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. Designed by Molly Reichert the 8 foot structure will hold upwards of 80 books for water travelers to peruse and check out.

Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, rowboats, or even inner tubes are invited to paddle up to the Library and browse the shelves from inside their watercraft. The library has both circulating and reference collections of artists’ books contributed by artists nationwide. A staff of friendly floating librarians facilitate the check out process and make reading suggestions

There are even drop off boxes on the shore to return the books.

About the project, Peters told the Minneapolis Star Tribune “Art books are not a widely known art form..And so there’s an element of delight and surprise. First of all, canoeing along and coming across a library. And then having it stocked with books that are totally unique. It’s like this double whammy of inventiveness. It can expand people’s ideas of what art is.”

True enough but it could also ruin a lot of those unique books. Granted one cannot enter the library but the confluence of books and water rarely ends well.

Perhaps a shore-based library by the landing dock could have achieved the goal of exposing people to the pleasures of book arts and artists books without  the high risk. But then again maybe the reward is in the risk.

Story at the Star Tribune: The land of 10,000 lakes now has a floating library 

Floating Library website

Flickr set of the Floating Library, 2013

h/t Shelf Awareness

This is so cool. Would defiantly check out a floating bookshop. Although, it does sound a little dangerous for the books!

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This is an interesting place to put books; it is very unique!
~Intern Tori~

This is an interesting place to put books; it is very unique!

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Make sure you check out Dollhouse by Anya Allyn! Thank you to PLL Trendsetter Erin for telling us about which part in a horror movie she would be and her four favorite Dark Romance/SCI-FI (books, movies, Tv shows, etc.)! 

If I was cast as in a horror movie…

Admittedly, I’d probably be cast as the first person to die. Because, first off, as horror film stereotypes would have it, the blondes always die first so the odds aren’t exactly in my favor to begin with. Also I’m terribly clumsy and I’d probably trip over air or something like that.

PLL Trendsetter’s four favorite Dark Romance/Sci-fi books, movies, tv shows:
  • Doctor Who- I love this show because every episode is something different. One episode they could be on the moon, another they could be in New York City. It also has a good mix of endearing and intense moments so it had just about everything you could want.
  • X-Men- X-Men has so many great characters and a super interesting plot and concept. (Also it doesn’t hurt that James McAvoy is super hot as young Charles Xavier.)
  • Upside Down- This movie has one of the most original concepts I’ve ever heard of and it makes for a very interesting love story.
  •  Fahrenheit 451- This book is an all-time favorites because it really shows the importance of books and knowledge.

-PLL Trendsetter Erin 

PLL Trendsetter Bre’s ETERNAL NIGHT Dream Casting
 
Lola – Dakota Fanning, because she’s got the vibe. Dakota could easily pull off the darker edge, and I think she would totally get Lola’s personality. 
 
Dean – Judd Nelson (Breakfast Club era) because LOOK AT HIM. YOU CANNOT DENY THAT THAT IS DEAN. He’s got the right hair, the right style, and the right SWAGGER.
 
Nike – Emma Stone because she’s gorgeous and has the proper hair. I think she could bring the energy level of Nike and bring the performance home! 
 
Mark – Chris Hemsworth because he got da body. For real, I think he’s perfect because of so many reasons. 
 
Weston – Joseph Gordon-Levitt because reasons. He’s so adorable and I know he could become Weston, just dye his hair and you’re good to go.
 
Peitha – Mila Kunis because I think she could really capture Peitha (and totally pull off her style!)
Do you agree or disagree?

Have you read cadlymack's ETERNAL NIGHT yet? If so, you might recognize these style palates! Check out what PLL Trendsetter Emily R. picked out for Lola and Nadia!

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals stars and writers support Carina Adly MacKenzie’s ETERNAL NIGHT!

PLL Book Club- Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer! 
Set in an idyllic school in Vermont, Belzhar is a compelling story of personal growth and triumphing over pain and loss. Wolitzer’s voice is fantastic and relatable. We only wish there had been even more reference to Sylvia Plath, the book’s inspiration! But maybe that’s just our resident poet talking ☺.

PLL Book Club- Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer! 

Set in an idyllic school in Vermont, Belzhar is a compelling story of personal growth and triumphing over pain and loss. Wolitzer’s voice is fantastic and relatable. We only wish there had been even more reference to Sylvia Plath, the book’s inspiration! But maybe that’s just our resident poet talking ☺.

PLL Book Club- The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith!
Jennifer E. Smith is a master not just of the intimacy of small moments between near-strangers, but also of evoking a gorgeous sense of place. The Geography of You and Me takes readers all the way from NYC to Edinburgh, Scotland, and we can’t decide what’s dreamier: the locations or the swoony relationships!

PLL Book Club- The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith!

Jennifer E. Smith is a master not just of the intimacy of small moments between near-strangers, but also of evoking a gorgeous sense of place. The Geography of You and Me takes readers all the way from NYC to Edinburgh, Scotland, and we can’t decide what’s dreamier: the locations or the swoony relationships!

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