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3 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to real estate developer the Hudson Companies for $52 million was approved Tuesday evening at the library's board meeting. BPL has said the sale of the desirable Heights site is a method to finance systemwide renovations, improve service and create new housing .
7 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
Public libraries remain popular with millennials, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center Internet Project. It may come as a surprise to those of a certain age group, but millennials are more likely than their elders to say important information is not available on the Internet.
12 hrs ago | Staffordshire Newsletter
STAFFORD, Stone and Rugeley folk hooked on the Great British Bake Off are being urged to rush to borrow cook books from Staffordshire libraries. The BBC show starring renowned baker Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have been serving up a feast of drama in the competition.
16 hrs ago | KNDU
Tuesday is the last day the library at 902 7th St. in Prosser is open to the public until remodeling is done. Mid-Columbia Libraries' Prosser Branch is temporarily moving to 364 Chardonnay Ave. suites 5 and 6 on Wednesday.
Oxfordshire County Council is now rolling out plans to save costs by having 21 of the county's libraries run with the help of volunteers. County councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, the cabinet member for cultural and community services, said the volunteering model would be introduced in all the libraries by January.
A former Farmington Public Library employee is expected to be arraigned in district court next week on four counts of criminal sexual contact of a child, a second-degree felony. Mark Wolf, 56 of Farmington, was arrested on Aug. 6 after being accused of molesting his 10-year-old biological son over a period of at least two years, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
The Kingsbridge Library underwent a renovation several years ago. But many library facilities in the Bronx are old and in need of repair and expansion, according to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future.
Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple is releasing a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.
A 3D Printer will be making its way to the South Norwalk Library thanks to a grant from AT&T. "For us, our emphasis has been on innovation, technology and education and this really brings all of that together," said Harry Carey, Director of External Affairs for AT&T Connecticut.
New York City's aging library branches need more than $1 billion to fix a range of issues, including failing mechanical equipment, leaky roofs and overburdened electrical systems. The report notes that more than half of the city's 207 library buildings are 50 years old, adding that the deterioration of the buildings has caused extensive service disruptions.
Local school representatives gathered at the Onslow County Public Library this week to learn more about teaching in the household.
Funding cuts and an increased access to digital materials have prompted the Montgomery City-County Public Library system to begin cutting back operating hours. The Montgomery Advertiser reports most library branches will be closed on weekends beginning in October and all of them will start closing earlier on some weekdays.
Almost one-quarter of the books that were destroyed in the calamitous fire at the Glasgow School of Art have been replaced by national and international donors. Almost one-quarter of the books that were destroyed in the calamitous fire at the Glasgow School of Art have been replaced by national and international donors.
The College of Marin has joined the countywide library network, expanding access to books and other resources for both the college's students and faculty, and for library users throughout Marin. The Marin Automated Resources and Information Network, or MARINet, started in 1991 as a sharing system between city and county libraries allowing them to combine resources.
The Tory government gives grants to public libraries on a per-person formula, one which doesn't count anyone born in Alberta or moved here since 2010 as persons. In Canada's fastest-growing province - and the only one where fees for library memberships are common - it has left cities and towns to pick up slack to operate libraries that serve thousands more users every year.
Franklin County Library Director Lisa Lawrence proudly shows off a display of violins made by hand by local woodcrafter James Rhea.
September is that great time of year when the air is crisp, sunshine is plentiful and we begin to look forward to the holidays. And it's even more special because of the fact that it is Library Card Sign-up Month! Many of us have been cardholders for years and already understand the great benefits that we receive.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:29 pm
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