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3 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Library a "little treasure" of South Chatham

Moments earlier, Perlstein, the one and only staff member of the South Chatham Public Library, had unlocked the front door of the one room building and tried the lights to no avail.


Related Topix: South Chatham, MA

6 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

Come on in: Two-year project on Roswell P. Memorial Library completed

No fanfare accompanied the reopening of the front entrance to the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library last week, but that's OK.


Related Topix: Watertown, NY, Opinion

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Deming Headlight

Comic legend Stan Lee signs up for library card

CHICAGO >> Legendary comic creator Stan Lee will serve as the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign up Month in September.


USA Today

What's a hardback? College libraries going bookless

That's what students at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Fla. found when the school's brand new library opened its doors last week.


Related Topix: Lakeland, FL, Electrical Engineering, Science, University of Chicago

Other Infamous Thieves Who Pillaged Libraries, Part VI

After pleading guilty to stealing documents, a judge sentenced self-proclaimed presidential historian Barry H. Landau to seven years in prison in June of 2012.


Related Topix: Maryland

Little free libraries reopen in Davison after book donations flood in following thefts

Since Aug. 27, Carter has received around 700 books and more than 60 emails -- from as far as Pennsylvania -- asking where people can send her donations to restock her library.


Related Topix: Davison, MI, Fenton, MI, Genesee County, MI


Libraries helping authors with e-publishing

A partnership between the Henderson County Public Library and the Daviess County Public Library is aiming to help new writers find a market with electronic publishing.


Related Topix: Henderson County, KY, Daviess County, KY, Henderson, KY

Assistance League of Diablo Valley Receives Grants from Local Civic Organizations

Assistance League of Diablo Valley Speaker Gen Camera accepts a check and commemorative book from Irene Davids-Blair , President of the Clayton Valley Concord Sunrise Rotary, while Margie Basile , Vice President of Public Relations/Communications looks on appreciatively.


WNYC-AM New York

Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Two years ago, the Chicago Public Schools budgeted for 454 librarians. Last year, the budget called for 313 librarians, and now that number is down to 254.


Related Topix: Lakeview (Chicago, IL), Kids, Family

Nova News Now

Canadian Library and Creative Arts award celebration in Wolfville

A celebration of a library award with live music, face painting and cake took place on Aug. 13 at the Wolfville branch and fun was had by all.


Related Topix: Canada,

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

Libraries closed, trash pick up pushed back for Labor Day

Just a reminder that Labor Day is a national holiday, so expect all banks, Post Offices and government offices to be closed on Monday.


CBC News

While ISIS destroys, University of Toronto team battles to preserve historic texts

Colin Clarke, left, appears with the Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents team that includes Sanja Ljaskevic, Dariusz Motyka, Alia Ahmad, Xiaowei Yin and Amir Harrak.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

Classic books and worthy new titles for young readers courtesy of North Jersey librarians

Clockwise from top left: "Harold and the Purple Crayon," I'm My Own Dog," "Stuart Little," "The Outsiders," "The Unfinished life of Addison Stone" and "When the Beat was Born."


Related Topix: Bergen County, NJ, Family, Kids, Fort Lee, NJ

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto library subscribes to novel music idea

A screen shot of Freegal's Palo Alto Library home page, with numerous albums, songs and videos available for download.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

The Aiken Standard

FOTAS: Children, dogs read together

A serious child sits on the kennel floor with a book in his hands, and a floppy-eared puppy sits attentively by his side with a look on its face that says, 'Tell me a story, I'm all ears.'


Related Topix: Aiken County, SC, UC Davis

The Washington Post

Library of Congress announces $200,000 in literacy prizes

Literacy organizations from Oregon to Turkey are among the winners of this year's Library of Congress Literacy Awards, announced Saturday at the National Book Festival in Washington.


Related Topix: Sports

The Republic

Library building's storm damage worse than thought

A southwestern Indiana library director says a library building in Vincennes recently damaged by a severe thunderstorm suffered more extensive damage than initially thought.


Related Topix: Vincennes, IN, Knox County, IN

Sat Aug 30, 2014

It's Relevant

Video: Stamford Libraries to Extend Hours

The Ferguson Library will be extending its hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 2. The Main Branch on Broad Street will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Harry Bennett Branch, Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch, South ... (more)


Related Topix: Stamford, CT


Thousands of library cards to be issued to students

On Friday, GK Risser sat with his sons inside the Crystal Cave, a special reading room in the children's area of the Salt Lake Main Library.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Salt Lake City, UT

Times News

Penn-Kidder Library Center opens to a...

One day a couple of years ago, Barbara Franzosa sat in a restaurant in Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville, and mentioned to the owner how much she missed the public library near her former home.


Related Topix: Albrightsville, PA