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57 min ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

Little Free Libraries Aim To Improve Literacy, Build Community

Five years ago, a small effort started in Wisconsin that's now grown into a global movement.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV

5 hrs ago | UnionvilleTimes.com

County libraries develop three-year strategic plan

The county's library system is charting a course for the future and has developed a new three-year plan to help the libraries better serve county patrons over the next three years.

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9 hrs ago | Sheffield Telegraph

Sheffield libraries saved from closure

Protests were held across the city when the council said it needed to save A 1.67m from the libraries budget because of Government spending cuts.

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Related Topix: South Yorkshire County, England, Derbyshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

13 hrs ago | Redhillandreigatelife.co.uk

Surrey readers' love of thrillers fuelling a big rise in ebook loans from county libraries

Surrey County Council said this week that the number of ebooks borrowed from its libraries in the first six months of this year climbed to 29,390, compared to 15,267 for the same period in 2013.

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Related Topix: Jack Reacher, Celebrities, Tom Cruise

17 hrs ago | AME Info

AUB Libraries joins US libraries to create a digital library of over 100,000 Arabic volumes

The American University of Beirut Libraries have joined Arabic Collections Online , a five-year project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi that aims to digitize and make accessible worldwide over 100,000 volumes of Arabic content.

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Related Topix: World News, American University, Middle East, Lebanon, New York University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bombala Times

Libraries put family history on display

TO mark the centenary of Australia's involvement in World War 1, Monaro Regional Librar-ies and local family history volunteers will hold a special photographic exhibition at Bombala Library during Family History Month in August.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Are classics being weeded out of Racine School libraries?

It's part of a process that many school districts go through each year. Still, some are concerned that librarians aren't being consulted beforehand.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Ripley and Heanor News

Have you say on mobile libraries

Residents still have three weeks to give their views on the future of Derbyshire County Council's mobile library service in a consultation to help the authority deal with budget cuts.

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Patch.com

Little Free Libraries Hope to Always Keep You Stocked With a Beach Read

The Long Beach Public Library , together with the City of Long Beach, has installed four Little Free Libraries on the boardwalk near the Franklin, Grand, Magnolia and Monroe Boulevard ticket booths.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, NY, Nassau County, NY

WUSA-TV Washington

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Celebrities, Paul McCartney

Marin Independent Journal

Marin History Watch: Mill Valley's first public library

On July 22, 1911, when Mill Valley's first public library opened its doors, visitors were greeted by new librarian Lillian Gardner, who was also the first person born in Mill Valley.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times of Oman

Private libraries in Oman top 57 mark

Muscat: Oman had 57 private libraries by last year-end, most of them in North Sharqiyah and Al Dakhiliyah, according to data released recently by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

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Related Topix: Oman, Middle East, World News

Swindon Advertiser

Launch of annual children's summer books challenge in Swindon

DOZENS of children visited libraries around the town on Saturday in an effort to keep their minds engaged during the long summer holidays.

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Spalding Today

Council leaders bid to save libraries offer

Plans to reform Lincolnshire's library service are in limbo after a High Court ruling to halt the transfer of them into the hands of community groups.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, World News, United Kingdom,

The Leaf-Chronicle

Tennessee offering family Bibles onlineTennessee offering family...

Tennessee offering family Bibles online Early Bibles served as the place where families marked milestones Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1rvYkOd The Tennessee State Public Library has put a database of family Bibles online and available for searching by the public.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Southern Adventist University

Bromsgrove Advertiser

Library changes could have been far worse, says council leader

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended a move to slash library services - saying it could have been far worse.

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Courier News

Libraries engage young readers with funLibraries engage young readers ...

Libraries engage young readers with fun Libraries find creative ways to engage young readers Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1muUtt1 Third-grader Calvin Clark of Highland Park sent in a book-review illustration as part of the Super Summer Reader program.

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Related Topix: Piscataway, NJ, Games, Board Game, East Brunswick, NJ

Sun Jul 20, 2014

IcNetwork

Scores of valuable maps still missing 15 years after they were plundered from National Library

Welsh celebrities have had their fair share of dancefloor action and tongue-lashing from the judges, but who is the best of the best from our homegrown toe-tappers? Scores of maps worth hundreds of thousands of pounds are still missing almost 15 years after they were stolen from the National Library of Wales.

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Central Kitsap Reporter

Public comment period opens for library site

Residents of Central Kitsap have about a month to make their opinions known about where the new Silverdale Library should be built.

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Related Topix: Silverdale, WA, Kitsap County, WA

Tony's Kansas City

TKC Breaking News!!! Celebrate Little Libraries Coming to Kansas City Westside En Espanol

Take a look at Kansas City Westside aka "best-side" getting ahead of the game and adding a unique accent and bilingual flair to the local library trend .

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