Hooray for Libraries! - It's National Libraries Day in the UK. In the US, February is Library Lovers' Month. In addition to all the reasons to support and enjoy your public library that I included in my article Save Money at Your Public Library, Esther Lombardi, the About.com Classic Literature Guide, provides some others in her article Reasons to Visit the Library.
Books for Black History Month - School Library's Journal's Doers and Dreamers | Celebrating Black History provides information and cover art for 9 recommended books, including Spirit Seeker, the story of jazz musician John Coltrane, which is on my personal list of the 12 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2012.
(Cover art courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)