Libraries Are For Everyone: Albanian

Several months ago I received this Albanian translation, and the sender was incredibly gracious when I told her that I was overwhelmed with work. So a HUGE thank you to the librarian who waited (which makes me want Doctor Who to have a librarian companion), and to her library page who provided the translation!!!

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Albanian featuring three diverse patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Albanian featuring three diverse patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Albanian featuring three diverse patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Albanian featuring three diverse patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Albanian featuring three diverse patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Albanian featuring three diverse patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Albanian featuring ten diverse patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

#LAFE B&W Bookmarks

The magnificent Megan in Illinois wrote me last week to share what her library’s done with my designs. And after I finished squeeeeing, I read the rest of her email. In it she asked if I would make my Libraries Are For Everyone bookmarks in black and white.

About a week later: Voila! An option for those of you who aren’t allowed to print lots of colorful things for whatever reason!

And like everything I publish on Hafuboti, please feel free to use these and modify them in any way. Also know that if you click on either of the sets you can get a pdf to download. Have fun!

Grayscale versions of the #LibrariesAreForEveryone bookmarks set one | hafuboti.com #LAFE

^^^ From top to bottom the languages are Spanish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Klingon, and French. The side bookmark is English.

Grayscale versions of the #LibrariesAreForEveryone bookmarks set two | hafuboti.com #LAFE

^^^From top to bottom the languages are Amharic, Filipino, Hebrew, Tamil, and Icelandic. The side bookmark is Norwegian.

LAFE bookmark blank B&W template

^^^That’s the blank template – it doesn’t look like it so I’m adding this text to help point it out.

Libraries Are For Everyone: Kinyarwanda

Here’s Julianne’s and her spectacular students’ second translation.

Thank you Julianne and students, for yet another beautiful language to help spread this message!!!

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kinyarwanda featuring ten diverse patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kinyarwanda featuring three diverse patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kinyarwanda featuring three diverse patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kinyarwanda featuring three diverse patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kinyarwanda featuring three diverse patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kinyarwanda featuring three diverse patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kinyarwanda featuring three diverse patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

Libraries Are For Everyone: Swahili

Julianne, the delightful librarian at Rochester International Academy, reached out to me with two translations. Before I get to the first (spoiler alert: it’s Swahili), I just wanted to point out her school’s AWESOME mission statement:

The Rochester International Academy is designed to facilitate the cultural and academic transition of newly arrived English Language Learners through rigorous language instruction and interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with families and community.

Isn’t that wonderful?! I am so glad that institutions like that exist in our country – we really should have more like this out there to help welcome immigrants and refugees.

Now onto the signs!

According to Julianne, there are a lot of regional versions of Swahili. But the majority of students (and one translator) agreed that this one would do.

Thank you to everyone who made this translation possible!!!

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Swahili featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Swahili featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Swahili featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Swahili featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Swahili featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Swahili featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Swahili featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

 

 

Libraries Are For Everyone: Kannada

Suzanne Fox, a wonderful librarian in Seattle, reached out to me to see if I could create LAFE signs in Kannada. She had a student who provided me with the text:

Handwritten "Libraries Are For Everyone" in Kannada | hafuboti.com

How cool is that?!

A HUGE thank you goes to both Suzanne and her fantastic student for making it possible to include Kannada signs!!!

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kannada featuring ten diverse patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4very1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kannada featuring three diverse patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4very1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kannada featuring three diverse patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4very1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kannada featuring three diverse patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4very1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kannada featuring three diverse patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4very1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kannada featuring three diverse patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4very1

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Kannada featuring three diverse patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4very1

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.