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2 hrs ago | Park Record

Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

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.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPod, Eugene, OR

5 hrs ago | It's Relevant

Video: $10,000 Awarded to Bring 3D Printer & Classes to Libraries

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.


8 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

New York Libraries Need $1.1 Billion For Repairs

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.


10 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

Home-school fair links students, resources

Local school representatives gathered at the Onslow County Public Library this week to learn more about teaching in the household.


Related Topix: Onslow County, NC, Education, Home Schooling, Jacksonville, NC

14 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Montgomery library system to begin cutting hours

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.


18 hrs ago |

'Miss Brooks' Story Nook' by Barbara Bottner: Adorable picture book about books

"Miss Brooks' Story Nook " by Barbara Bottner and illustrated by Michael Emberley is a picture book that will be equally loved by kids and librarians. The librarian is a fabulous character.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

Blaze-hit art school is boosted by book donations

Almost one-quarter of the books that were destroyed in the calamitous fire at the Glasgow School of Art have been replaced by national and international donors.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.


Marin Independent Journal

College of Marin library joins county's book sharing network

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.


Analysis: Provincial calculation shortchanges Calgary's public libraries

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.


Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Handmade violins

Franklin County Library Director Lisa Lawrence proudly shows off a display of violins made by hand by local woodcrafter James Rhea.


@ the Guernsey County Library It's Library Card Sign-up Month

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.


Related Topix: Guernsey County, OH, Opinion

Thetelegraphand Argus

Jevara Britton, aged nine, reading one of the books that were given away at Holme Wood library

A Bradford library was chosen as one of 200 libraries across the country to host a big book giveaway as part of Save the Children's national literacy campaign. The event, held on Saturday at Holme Wood library, was part of a scheme to encourage parents to read with their children and develop a love of books from an early age.


Historic Darby Free Library struggling to keep it together

In the cramped main room of the historic Darby Free Library, outdated electrical wiring prevents the air-conditioning from running at the same time as the printers. Cracks show in the ceiling of the brick building, which dates to 1872.


Related Topix: Delaware County, PA, Sharon Hill, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Little Free Libraries Promote Literacy in Rockford

Hundreds of free books are scattered across Rockford waiting for us to pick up and read as part of a community wide push to get more people reading. One of 14 little free libraries around town was set up and stocked on Saturday in the Signal Hill neighborhood of Rockford.


Related Topix: Rockford, IL


Man removed from library due to service dog?

A man said he was kicked out of San Diego's downtown library for bringing in his service dog. Bil Brierley told Team 10 he has had his service dog, Chase, for seven years.


Related Topix: San Diego County, CA

Northeast News

Kids "Team Up For Art" at the Kansas City Public Libraries This Fall

During the Westport Center for the Arts' "Kids Team Up for Art" at the area Kansas City Public Libraries, participants will focus on both individual skill building and the completion of a group project during the session under the guidance of professional artists. Libraries hosting the event include the North-East, Plaza, Lucile H. Bluford, Southeast and Waldo branches of the Kansas City Public Library.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Kansas City, MO, Events

The Dam Station

Water-Damaged Wahoo Library Reopens

The library this week resumed operating inside its own building after several months at a temporary location in the Veterans Memorial Building. The damage was caused by water from a line break in the library ceiling.


Williamson Daily News Online

Former librarian reminisces

Lil Felix/WDNPictured above are Mary Elizabeth Oney, her niece Bonnie and her two great-nephews, Wesley and Bradley.


Related Topix: Williamson, WV


Chabon novel chosen for Chicago reading initiative

Chicago residents are being encouraged to enter a world of superheroes through the city's popular One Book, One Chicago program. The Chicago Public Library Commission announced Friday it has chosen Michael Chabon 's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" for its 2014-15 initiative.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chicago Tribune

First ladies' key role in presidential libraries

In light of President Obama's upcoming Presidential Library, Chicago Tribune reporter Dahleen Glanton talks about the role of First Ladies in the forming of the respective libraries. In light of President Obama's upcoming Presidential Library, Chicago Tribune reporter Dahleen Glanton talks about the role of First Ladies in the forming of the respective libraries.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama