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Look at her. She’s happy, always laughing, has friends. She’s pretty and looks like the only time she’s cried is when she was a little kid and scraped her knee.
Look at her. She’s the same person, just st night. She’s a crying mess, begging for death, but not having enough courage to bring death to her. She feels alone, like she has no one, and no one will understand. She’s happy, remember? No one realizes she isn’t as happy as she looks. She’s a mess, her hair everywhere, her tears and snot all over her face, not being able to breathe. She looks like she hasn’t stopped crying since she was a little kid and scraped her knee.

Okay, faithful Tumblrarians it’s time to nerd out. Chicago style. Tours! Film Screenings! Exhibit talks! Over thirty local archives, research centers, and cultural institutions in the Chicago area will offer FREE special events open to members of the public on October 6-8, 2016.  Chicago Open Archives: Yours to Explore is an opportunity to discover unique historical materials and engage with archivists, librarians, and museum curators. Join us!

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Kudos to the Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic Unversity for their sweet Vine, showing off the rare book The Tunnel Calamity, by Edward Gorey.
What a rad way to show off the benefit and joy of a paper book while existing on the internet! High fives all around.

Tumblr’s Year in Review did not include any libraries or archives on its year end lists. We have seen some absolutely fabulous posts and gifs this year from the library and archival community, so we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite library and archives Tumblrs.

In no particular order:

Tumblarians! Share some of your favorite library and archives tumblrs. Who knows, maybe we can get our own category next year!

Note: This post reflects my personal opinion and is not meant as criticism for Tumblr (who we love very much).