A five-year-old’s philanthropy and more

It’s been a busy past week, with classes starting last Thursday and some upheaval at my day job.  But, I’m trying to relax and catch up on my blog reading and the news.  Here’s some of my favorite links of the week.

LE PLAN DU PORT DE P. Presenté a Son Altesse Royalle Monseigneur le Prince de Danemark par Michel de Monsegur 1708. - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/magnificentmaps/2014/01/celebrating-george-iii-the-map-king.html#sthash.c3rAXU59.dpuf

LE PLAN DU PORT DE P. Presenté a Son Altesse Royalle Monseigneur le Prince de Danemark par Michel de Monsegur 1708. – Image via the British Library

The Obama presidential library process has begun with the creation of a foundation.

A sweet story about a five-year-old boy who saved up to donate to his local public library.  His generosity has inspired others to give.

Cataloging (and conserving and digitizing) the personal map collection of King George III at the British Library – all 60,000 of them.

16 books to read this year before they hit the theaters this year.  The book is almost always better than the movie, but I’m looking forward to Vampire Academy, The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, the Giver, and Gone Girl.  I’ll have to add the others to my to read list!

I only discovered StoryCorps about a year ago and am now fascinated by it.  Here’s an article celebrating its 10th anniversary from Mother Jones.

The Pew Research Center’s 10 facts about Americans and public libraries.

Have a wonderful weekend!

[updated because I realized I posted this without a title!]

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