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The youngest librarian in India

Twelve-year-old Yashoda D. Shenoy (right), a student at Thirumala Devaswom High School, Kochi, India, has been running her own library since January 26. One day she realized that for many, the prospect of having to pay a public library fine may discourage people from reading. Her solution was to start a library. With 3,000 fiction and nonfiction books and 140 members, the library is one of the most talked about ventures in India. Shenoy runs the library from 4–7 p.m. and her parents play librarians in the morning when she goes to school. The library is on the first floor of their house, sharing space with her father’s art gallery....

The Hindu (Chennai), July 27; The News Minute (Bangalore), July 14

Some recommended reading!

25 of the best YA ghost books

Kelly Jensen writes: “What makes YA ghost books—and ghosts in general—so fascinating is the range of stories that are possible. Ghosts can be good or evil. They can be scary or friendly. They can be real or imagined. They can be something as deep as the afterlife of a beloved person who has died, completely invisible to any eye. Here are 25 incredible YA ghost books. These, like all good ghost books, range from being dark and disturbing to being lighter and more fun. This librarian included books for every kind of reader, from those who are itching to be scared to those who want a real emotional investment in the characters.”...

Book Riot, Sept. 16

Newsmaker: Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier’s YA graphic memoirs—Smile, Sisters, and her latest, Guts (Scholastic, September)—are so relatable, hilarious, and comforting that you may want to cancel your plans for the day and read them in one sitting. Through expressive illustrations and funny, honest dialogue and narration, she captures how it feels to be a preteen or teen. American Libraries spoke with Telgemeier about her creative process, how graphic novelists became champions for unrepresented voices in publishing, and her advice for aspiring artists....

American Libraries Newsmaker, Sept./Oct.

JFK Library releases AR moon landing app

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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has released an augmented reality app to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the role President Kennedy played in getting the US to the moon. The app, which is available for free for iPhones and Android, lets users relive the mission in their living rooms, and visit a life-sized model of the Saturn V rocket on the library grounds in Boston. The app was created by digital marketing agency Digitas, which began working on the project together with the JFK Library around a year ago....

Variety, June 17