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41 min ago |

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library's central branch has been named by Travel + Leisure as one of the 20 most beautiful in the world - the only Canadian one to make the list.


41 min ago | The Victoria Advocate

Libraries want to encourage readers, not jail them

As a retired librarian, I appreciate the Advocate's concern about libraries having trouble getting their books back, expressed in the editorial, "Libraries should drop jail policies on overdue books," on July 25. Having worked in both public and college libraries, I can say that we are a profession dedicated to serving our constituents.


Related Topix: Victoria, TX

4 hrs ago | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Libraries participate in Summer Youth Employment Program

This summer, MIT has partnered with the city of Cambridge to participate in the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program .


Related Topix: Education Etc., Syracuse University

8 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Want To See The World? Try A Library In Queens

The aggressive vibrato of the bandoneon hung in the air. While the tango singer spoke of romantic spats, hopeless drunkards and lonely whores, an elderly Argentine couple clasped hands.


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, Lower East Side (New York, NY), Jackson-Heights, NY, Woodside, NY, Corona, NY

9 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Peoria Library lands on National Register

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9 hrs ago | Mansfield Chad

First World War exhibitions at Mansfield Library

Mansfield in the Great War is a Nottinghamshire County Council exhibition taking place at Mansfield Library, West Gate, from 1st -31st August, during library opening hours.


10 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Are you a book hoarder? There's a word for that

How many books is too many books? What makes you a book hoarder? What do you do when you have too many? In Japanese, there's a word for it: tsundoku.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Entertainment

12 hrs ago |

Community stalwart dies aged 97

The lifelong Labour supporter, former councillor in Leyton and deputy mayor prior to the formation of Waltham Forest, was known throughout the community for her activism and support of public libraries.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

12 hrs ago |

Tax proposals in Kent County: Will you fund senior services, libraries or both?

Voters countywide will consider an Aug. 5 ballot proposal to replace an expiring tax for senior services with a larger levy.


Related Topix: Kent County, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Cedar Springs, MI, Sparta, MI

14 hrs ago | WJRT

Michigan libraries get $400,000 from man's will

Charles Heffer of Williamsburg left the money to the Kalkaska and the Elk Rapids libraries.


Related Topix: Williamsburg, MI, Kalkaska, MI, Elk Rapids, MI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Swindon Advertiser

Council to ask non-users about views on Swindon's libraries

The aim of the survey will be to find out what people think the shape of any changes to the service should take, in the face of budget pressures.


Naples Daily News

Lee, Collier libraries seeing uptick in readers You wona t find any...

With school getting ready to start back up in the fall, both library systems report a marked increased in usage for the summer months this year.


Related Topix: Estero, FL, Family, Kids

The Madison Press

London librarian erects 'Little Free Library'5:20 pm

London librarian Jack Phoenix built and installed an "official" Little Free Library in his apartment complex on Muirwood Drive.


Related Topix: London, OH


Controversial book will remain in Waukesha School District's libraries

"Looking for Alaska," a young adult novel that has drawn harsh criticism from some parents for being on library shelves in the Waukesha School District, appears to be safe from the chopping block.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Waukesha, WI, Whitewater, WI, University of Wisconsin Whitewater

East Bay jazz, from libraries to schools to workshops

One of my favorite East Bay series, San Ramon 's Jazz at the Library , has announced its 2014 season.


Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, UC Santa Barbara, Diablo, CA, Oakland, CA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Latest Worcester library head aims for 'positive momentum'

On Friday, Tracey Leger-Hornby spent her first morning running the Worcester Public Library by hosting a coffee hour for employees who have seen four head librarians come and go in the last five years.


Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wimbledon Guardian

Youngsters get creative as part of library reading challenge in Merton

The youngsters got creative as part of the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge at libraries across the borough.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

BBC News

NI libraries in e-book loan record

During July 2011, the first month of the service, a total of 363 e-books were downloaded.


Related Topix: Marketing, Computers

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Libraries add digital audiobooks, magazinesJuly 28th

That little red card that lets you check out books from any of Richmond County's libraries has gone high-tech.


Related Topix: Richmond County, NC

Courier News

Libraries become partners with One-Stop Career CentersLibraries...

Libraries become partners with One-Stop Career Centers Rep. Rush Holt visits East Brunswick Public Library to discuss libraries inclusion in WIOA Check out this story on Terrie McColl, president of the N.J. Library Association, on Monday presents U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., 12th District, with a plaque ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, Rush Holt, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, East Brunswick, NJ, Law, Employment / Labor Law