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2 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Committee OKs Brown's choice for state librarian

A state Senate committee has approved Gov. Jerry Brown's choice for state librarian, after initial concerns about the appointee's qualifications.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Dogs help young readers learn skills with a friend

A Detroit program pairs young kids with a four-legged reading buddy in the hopes that they'll gain confidence in their reading skills.

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The Item

Donated books bolster classroom libraries

Hillsdale School District teachers had the opportunity to add to their classroom libraries.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

O-R Online

Citizens Library gets clean audit

Gary Kissinger, a certified public accountant with the Washington-based firm, said the library passed its 2013 audit with an unmodified opinion, meaning the auditors found no discrepancies or misstatements in its financial statements.

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Related Topix: Washington, PA

The Now Newspaper

Looking to get 'cozy'? Surrey Libraries has you covered

Getting cozy doesn't necessarily mean slipping into a Snuggie and 100 per cent wool socks by the fire.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Knitting, Recipes, Chicago, IL

Psychology Today

Think Libraries Don't Matter? Think Again

There is a growing chorus of critics who argue that public libraries are no longer needed, and they are fueling efforts to cut public funding of libraries.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad

Createdigitalmusic.com

With History, Traktor DJ Just Became Perfect Mobile DJ Solution

With a mind-boggling amount of music released daily, the DJ might be more important than ever.

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Related Topix: Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

MLive.com

Saginaw libraries hosting back-to-school bingo giveaway

Though the weather outside was rainy on Tuesday, Aug. 19, children and families filed inside the Wickes Library, 1713 Hess in Saginaw, for an event called back-to-school bingo.

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Related Topix: Saginaw, MI

Redmond Reporter

Search continues for new King County Library System director

The search committee met this week to select the candidates it will invite for interviews, which will take place mid-September.

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Related Topix: King County, WA, Redmond, WA

CBC News

New open library network with a twist starts up in St. John's

Elling Lien, former editor of The Scope, started up Open Bookshelves using the publications boxes as locations for the open-network library.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Chronicle Live

Campaigners celebrating after library is saved from closure

R Cynthia Campbell, James Mackenzie, Angela Mackenzie and Lesley Middlemiss who have helped fight the closure of High Heaton Library High Heaton Library in Newcastle was facing closure after council cuts to the library service in 2012 put it under threat.

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The City Wire

Fort Smith library officials talk budget cuts following millage election loss

At the first Fort Smith Library Board of Trustees meeting following the failed millage increase election on Aug. 12, the board and management of the library are expecting budget cuts for the 2015 fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Local libraries targeted

"We started noticing that a lot of our new books and best seller books were missing when we were trying to find one for a patron who came in.

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Curbed

Libraries: Reading Room Takes Library Porn to Extremely Tidy Levels

Effectively compiling all the qualities architecture nerds love about library porn into one highly edited space, the incredibly sexy, utterly German Berlin Federal Library makes pretty much every last one of its scholarly competitors look like a ratty, magazine-stocked waiting room.

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Related Topix: Real Estate

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Granite Geek: 3-D Printers Help Turn Libraries Into Makerspaces

Actually, it's a Makerbot Replicator 2, and it's not as sinister as it might sound.

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Related Topix: Printers, New Hampshire

Horncastle News

Future of libraries has still to be decided admits Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council is still looking for "a way forward" on the controversial future of local libraries, the News can reveal.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England,

TheAlternativePress.com

Westfield Memorial Library Presents Cinema & TV The NJ Connection

On Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library hosts "Cinema and Television: The NJ Connection," presented by photographer Walter Choroszewski.

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Related Topix: New Jersey

The Arizona Republic

Mesa libraries pilot innovative technologies, programs

For years, libraries have been on the leading edge when it comes to piloting new technologies, but as libraries' offerings have evolved, their marketing and branding efforts haven't necessarily kept pace.

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Related Topix: Mesa, AZ, Marketing, Computers

Detroit News

Prosecutors: 'Megalomaniac' former Detroit library exec deserves 15 years

Former Detroit Public Library executive Timothy Cromer is a 'megalomaniac' and 'conman' whose $1.5 million kickback scheme should earn him a 15-year prison sentence, argued the U.S. Attorney's Office in a filing Monday.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, West Bloomfield Township, MI

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Maricopa County Libraries to offer digital streaming

Maricopa County Libraries to offer digital streaming Card-holders will have free access to movies, music and audiobooks through the libraries' partnership with hoopla digital service Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1oLGBS6 Starting Tuesday, the Maricopa County Library District will offer cardholders free online and mobile ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Computers

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