November 19th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone who attended our makerspaces presentation yesterday at the Anderson branch of Lincoln City Libraries. Here’s our presentation, resources list, and proof that there is still a use for Workdbook.

Tinkers, Printers, & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library (November 2015) from Michael Sauers

Makerspaces resources from Michael Sauers

Worldbook still has a use

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January 30th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

The Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play has launched a Tumblr page to highlight their collection. Check them out @

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July 28th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

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May 8th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

TSCPL WiFi Login ScreenTwo weeks ago was back at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library for NEKLS Tech Day and I just remembered one more thing I wanted to mention: their completely amazing, easy to use, WiFi login screen.

The screenshot on the right is from my phone but the one for a laptop was just as simple: Their logo, a link to the policy, and one giant easy to tap button, which made the log on process so non-annoying that I immediately thanked David King for it. He told me that this new design had been getting a lot of great comments and I now publicly add mine.

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May 2nd, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Cheney LibraryBut did it have to be in Nebraska?

SUMNER, NE—The Richard B. Cheney Vice Presidential Library and Museum officially opened to the public on Wednesday, housing a variety of exhibits honoring the legacy of the former vice president on display in a vast, dark, sulfurous cave thousands of feet below the surface of the earth.

According to officials, the subterranean library will permanently house the archived records and artifacts of Cheney’s vice presidency and will include more than 2.7 million photographs, thousands of razor-sharp stalactites, 4 million documents offering a legal basis for torture, scalding-hot green smoke wafting out of the cave walls, an original manuscript of the Patriot Act, hundreds of sick and hungry cave bears, and 15,000 audio recordings from Cheney’s private meetings.

via The Onion.

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April 30th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Includes a reading from his next novel!

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April 29th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

An interesting Tumblr blog

“The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook” - contributed by Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald

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April 17th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Moon HoonFrom the Architect:
The basic request of upper and lower spatial organization and the shape of the site promted a long and tin house with fluctuating facade which would allow for more differentiated view. The key was coming up with a multi-functional space which is a large staircase, bookshelves, casual reading space, home cinema, slide and many more…

Read the full article & see more photos @

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April 3rd, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Join the literary resistanceToday is the launch of KTR 451, a game I developed for the Toronto Public Library. Drawing on the themes and characters in Fahrenheit 451 (the TPL’s One Book this year), it’s a simple alternate reality game — part scavenger hunt, part audio drama — and people in Toronto can play it by calling the phone number above. There’s three missions, one per week, until a live event on April 22nd.

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March 2nd, 2013 by Michael Sauers

This is one of the few children’s programs that made me wish I worked in a public library. Children bring their stuffed animals to the library, do a story time in their pajamas, and then leave their animals behind for a library sleepover. In the morning typically there are wonderful photos of what the animals did overnight. However, Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS recently did one better and created a video during the event. I present it to you here in all its Internet meme glory.

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