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1 hr ago | TeleRead

Kirklees considers "nuclear option" as UK libraries holocaust continues

The West Yorkshire town of Kirklees is contemplating closure of all but two of its 26 libraries, along with other services like braille books for blind readers, as one option while it seeks to more than halve its library budget.

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Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, World News

2 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Summer reads: Local libraries check out season's hot books

If you're still looking for a book to tuck into your beach bag, flip through a few of the novels below.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL, Walton County, FL, Auto Dealers, Okaloosa County, FL

4 hrs ago | Thetelegraphand Argus

100 jobs at risk in cuts to district libraries

Libraries in Cleckheaton , Birstall and Heckmondwike are under threat of closure after Kirklees Council announced it may shut all but two across the district, with the possible loss of 100 jobs.

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Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

5 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Librarian gets last laugh at rumble

In a pink cheerleading shirt and pigtails, 8-year-old Nicole Hester jumped out of her chair and screamed at the nearby men.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

9 hrs ago | The Daily News-Record

Menno Simons' Librarian Retires After 51 Years

Lois Bowman , 78, who retired after 51 years as the librarian for the Menno Simons Historical Library at Eastern Mennonite University, poses with her successor, Simone Horst, on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Eastern Mennonite University

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Little Libraries, big goal

Whitfield County just received a new library. And better yet, 26 more are on the way to the region.

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Related Topix: Whitfield County, GA, Murray County, GA

SFGate

IPFW librarian seeks funds for library in Kenya

Florence Mugambi has a dream. She wants to see a library built in her small hometown of Ontulili, in rural Kenya.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, World News, Kenya, Louisiana State University

West Sussex Today

Mythical theme for reading scheme

The annual scheme, run by charity The Reading Agency, aims to get primary school children to visit libraries and share a range of books.

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Dudleynews.co.uk

Snakes set to be among creepy creatures being shown off to borough bookworms

Children will be able to get up close and personal to creatures from Dudley Zoological Gardens when staff bring them along.

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Folio Weekly

Save Jacksonville's Libraries, Save Ourselves

In an increasing digital age, it is more important now than ever to preserve our local cultural icons.

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Related Topix: Alachua, FL, Duval County, FL

Mansfield Chad

Still time to have a say on the future of Debyshire 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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The Capital-Journal

Library offers more than just books

However, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is bucking tradition and giving patrons a chance to try new arts, crafts and exercise equipment through some recent pilot programs.

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Related Topix: Shawnee County, KS, Topeka, KS, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Marketing

Sat Jul 26, 2014

HeraldSun.com

A year of Dungeons & Dragons among the books

It's been a year since John Davis started offering a monthly Dungeons and Dragons game day at the Durham County Public Library's main branch.

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Related Topix: Durham County, NC, Durham, NC

Great Bend Tribune

Library holds huge food fight

The spaghetti was flying - as was the ketchup, mustard, whipped cream and Hawaiian Punch - Friday afternoon on the lawn of the Great Bend Public Library.

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Examiner.com

Amanda Knox and the Missing Library Book - a short story

How would Amanda Knox's trial testimonies, interviews and other statements be interpreted if she were to use them to explain another crime? This story is fictional but the quotes are taken verbatim from court documents and interviews Knox has given regarding her involvement with the murder of Meredith Kercher.

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Mission Local

Mission Moments: Hush at the Library

As I wait in line at the Mission Branch of the San Francisco Public Library, a mother and her child ask the librarian about a new library card.

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MLive.com

Nearly 50,000 items up for grabs at 40th annual Friends of Bay County Libraries Used Book Sale

John VanLooy is rooting through books ready to be sold at the Friends of the Bay County Libraries' upcoming used book sale.

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Related Topix: Bay County, MI, Bay City, MI

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: The time has come to better fund our Dallas libraries

Management took out the red pens and started slashing. People lost their jobs, and services from street repairs to parks to libraries were cut deeply.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBC News

Halifax libraries go digital with health information

Lara Killian of Capital Health and library database manager Dave MacNeil came up with a new digital health pamphlet system for Halifax Public Libraries.

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Related Topix: Canada,

GPB.org

Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama

Approving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. consumers "unlock" their cellphones, rather than having them remain linked to specific service providers.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

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