ebookfriendly:

What a lovely storybook rug

I would love this for my library! Or home!

ebookfriendly:

What a lovely storybook rug

I would love this for my library! Or home!

nonbinarydragon:

an autistic muggle-born hogwarts student sneaking pens and pencils and paper into the castle because using a quill and parchment isn’t good for their sensory input

autistic wizards enchanting blankets to be heavier so they don’t have to pay out their ass for a standard weighted blanket

autistic hogwarts students being absolute masters at non-verbal spells and kicking everyone’s asses when that comes up in their classes

the bloody baron not clanking his chains around autistic students and chasing peeves off because peeves is that ASSHOLE who deliberately tries to trigger meltdowns/shutdowns i’m sure of it

an autistic student who loves care of magical creatures because they understand these animals better than people

there need to be more autistic hogwarts headcanons even if i have to write them all myself god damnit i want autistic wizards.

I’m speaking today on behalf of the children’s services at our libraries. When my daughter, who has Asperger’s syndrome, participated in a reading group last summer, the other children were completely mystified by her behavior. Two young librarians in particular, [Names], made every effort to include her using the same activities. They read the same books. Each question, no matter how off-topic or randomly thrown, was answered with true compassion. The kids began to see her enjoyment for Frozen, her sadness over any dog who passed away in any chapter book, and how much she loves the color blue. At the beginning, she was called a Freak, Retarded, Stupid. At the end the words were Funny. Loves the movies. Has a cute dog. For the first time, my daughter wrote letters about making friends while she was at the program in the library. Sirs and madam, this is a woman who will grow up in your community. It is because of your public librarians that the people who will be her neighbors, her high school classmates, and her co-workers are beginning to know and like her… just as she is. Why do you want to cut funding for public libraries in our community? These are the people who are helping create our community.
— When a librarian has to take out the tissues at one young mother’s speech during the referendum on closing two suburban branches of the public library. (via whenalibrarian)

clairelovesthecity:

Detroit residents, I KNOW you are voting YES to renew the library millage tomorrow. I can’t even joke about it. It’s really important.

Honestly, you have no idea how important this is. Seriously.

clairelovesthecity:

Detroit residents, I KNOW you are voting YES to renew the library millage tomorrow. I can’t even joke about it. It’s really important.

Seriously guys. Do it.

We’re gonna need a bigger carpet. #MakerFaireDetroit  (at Maker Faire Detroit @ The Henry Ford)

We’re gonna need a bigger carpet. #MakerFaireDetroit (at Maker Faire Detroit @ The Henry Ford)

This is how we roll. #MakerFaireDetroit  (at Maker Faire Detroit @ The Henry Ford)

This is how we roll. #MakerFaireDetroit (at Maker Faire Detroit @ The Henry Ford)

Erecting a 10-ft tall Delta 3D printer. Hard work! #MakerFaireDetroit  (at Maker Faire Detroit @ The Henry Ford)

Erecting a 10-ft tall Delta 3D printer. Hard work! #MakerFaireDetroit (at Maker Faire Detroit @ The Henry Ford)

So this is where I’m doing storytime and pop up library tomorrow. Holy cow. #MakerFaireDetroit (at Henry Ford Museum And Greenfield Village)

So this is where I’m doing storytime and pop up library tomorrow. Holy cow. #MakerFaireDetroit (at Henry Ford Museum And Greenfield Village)

majorobigtime:

dragondicks:

hiccupartist:

who is she

how did they manage to photograph this ghost

majorobigtime:

dragondicks:

hiccupartist:

who is she

how did they manage to photograph this ghost

(Source: breevandetramp)

teencenterspl:

An educational post about rabbits.

An actual example of signage in my library. (It’s posted outside our makerspace storage area door.)

teencenterspl:

An educational post about rabbits.

An actual example of signage in my library. (It’s posted outside our makerspace storage area door.)

3D printed future skyscrapers at #SMDay #Detroit. How cool! (at TechTown)

3D printed future skyscrapers at #SMDay #Detroit. How cool! (at TechTown)

nomorepuzzleprofits:

We need to stop seeing autism as some sort of one-dimensional sliding scale. Autism is not a thermometer. It’s not a rating that is “more” or “less”. High-functioning and Low-functioning do not exist in the real world.

Autism is a collection of symptoms and behaviours. Like a sundae bar. You choose your toppings that fit you.

Are you a bipolar extravert that loves socialising, is good at math and bad at remembering time? That’s ONE way to be autistic!

Are you a socially anxious autistic who has meltdowns when your clothes don’t feel right but a genius knowledge of music theory and is great at scheduling? That’s another way to be autistic!

Notice how both of those examples has strengths and weaknesses? Is one more “employable” or “high-functioning” than the other?

There is no one-size-fits-all category or rating for autism.

SUNDAE THEORY IS NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

SUNDAE THEORY IS NOT EVEN AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF AUTISTIC TRAITS. IT DOES NOT CONTAIN THINGS LIKE SYNAESTHESIA OR OCD

SUNDAE THEORY CONTAINS CO-MORBID AND COMMON OCCURENCE CONDITIONS. NOT ALL AUTISTICS GET HEADACHES. NOT ALL PEOPLE WHO GET HEADACHES ARE AUTISTIC. NOT ALL AUTISTICS ARE ASEXUAL. NOT ALL ASEXUALS ARE AUTISTIC.

SUNDAE THEORY IS METAPHOR, NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL

(Source: )

risarodil:

3/?
Been a month since I started this series and I’m still halfway. Currently on my 3rd one!  

risarodil:

3/?

Been a month since I started this series and I’m still halfway. Currently on my 3rd one!  

Reading is important.
Books are important.
Librarians are important. (Also, libraries are not child-care facilities, but sometimes feral children raise themselves among the stacks.)
Neil Gaiman (via bookoisseur)

(Source: duttonbooks)