A blog for young readers (and YA lovers) from the Providence Athenaeum.
The Providence Athenaeum is a unique library and cultural center in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Growing out of the Providence Library Company (fourth library in the United States), the Athenaeum as we know it was formed in 1836. Our handsome building on the corner of Benefit and College was completed in 1838.
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This blog is updated by one of our circulation assistants (and YA enthusiast), RJ. Follow us to find out what's new in our Young Adult corner, or just for a daily dose of literary shenanigans.
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In celebration of the 2012 summer reading theme across Rhode Island, Own the Night, every Monday our blog will feature two night-dwellers or otherwise creepy characters facing each other down. Vote on one below, or come on in to the Athenaeum to vote in person and see the full bracket of all the contenders!
This week brings us a battle of two returning champions that you wouldn’t want to run into in the dark – the river-dwelling Bunyip and the rooftop-dwelling Batman.
The Bunyip, a giant creature of Australian origins, beat out the legendary Chupacabra in Round Six. The Dark Knight himself, Batman, bested the very spirit of nightmares, the Boogeyman, back in Round Four.
Now the Australian myth takes on the guardian of Gotham. Will the Bunyip hear Batman coming in the dead of night? Does Batman have something for enormous legendary water mammals on his utility belt?
Only one will prevail. What do you think? Who’s left standing? Who will own the night?