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16 min 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.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Entertainment

2 hrs ago | Guardian-series.co.uk

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.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

2 hrs ago | MLive.com

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.

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

4 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: London, OH

Waukesha

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.

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

Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1rLzWZe 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)

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

NorthJersey.com

Libraries, already helping job seekers, get government recognition - and funding

New Jersey libraries have been playing a key role in helping job seekers get back on their feet, and now they're going to get official recognition - and all-important funding - in continuing that role.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Rush Holt, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Science / Technology, Microsoft Office, East Brunswick, NJ

WNEP-TV Moosic

County Libraries to Combine Catalogs

Pike and Wayne counties are taking the innovative approach to help cut costs and offer more books, DVDs and other resources to residents.

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Related Topix: Wayne County, PA, Honesdale, PA

Examiner.com

Visit an August Art Display at Ozarks libraries

Five Springfield-Ozarks area libraries have art displays on exhibit during the month of August 2014 that speak to our mutual Ozarks Heritage interests.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Missouri

TeleRead

TARDIS mini-libraries prove libraries are bigger on the inside

Doctor Who fans everywhere will be able to tell you that the TARDIS , the Doctor's iconic time and space travel machine, is bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside - which is a fine metaphor for a library, whose content can encompass a universe and range far across time and space.

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Related Topix: Kenmore, WA, Kennewick, WA

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

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

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