Aurelia Haslboeck's Blog
February 27, 2014
Library Of Laws (by aplseed photography)
Calling All Library Lovers!
This month we give love and support to all of the libraries and their staff. For years they have given us a safe place in which we can learn and explore. Sadly, in this digital age, libraries are struggling to stay open and funded. We need our libraries to stick around so we can continue to supply a safe reading place for the public.
As Library Lovers month draws to a close, here are a few ways you can give back to your library all year round:
Donate your used books. (See if your library accepts them first, of course.)
Become a literacy tutor.Help others learn to improve their reading skills and grow their love for reading.
Volunteer. Most local libraries need volunteers to help stack books, organize events and more
Of course, these are just a few ways to love your library. The Library Support site is full of ways YOU can give love to your local library!
February 26, 2014
"A tree house, a free house, a secret you and me house…" -
Roses are red
Violets are blue,
John’s pretty cool,
If only Julia knew!
Valentine’s Day may be past, but here are a few uber cute Valentine’s messages that we’re sure John would geek out to. Which one’s your favorite?
In The Journeys of John and Julia, we all know John Freeman’s favorite spot: his treehouse in the woods. Here are five super sweet real-world tree houses that even Julia would want to live in.
1. Free Spirit Sphere (Canada)
The Free Spirit Sphere is a little tree house pod that is practically suspended from the tree! What’s really cool about these tree houses is that they’re eco-friendly and don’t disturb the trees around them.
2. Treehouse in Seattle
This one is for the fairytale fanatic. The rustic look is complete with an awesome rope bridge to get to the cozy little house!
3. The Mirror House (Sweden)
It’s like having an invisibility cloak on your house. Pretty cool, right? This one is for the people who REALLY don’t want to be found.
4. The O2 Treehouse (Southern California)
For those who prefer to hide out in more modern accomodations, the O2 Treehouse is for you. It’s built out of super light plastic panels but rests in the tree without actually drilling holes into the tree at all!
And last but certainly not least…
5. JK Rowling’s Hogwarts Treehouse/Playground (UK)
It’s official. I’m moving to Edinburgh. (Even if Harry Potter is not included!)