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Almost one-quarter of the books that were destroyed in the calamitous fire at the Glasgow School of Art have been replaced by national and international donors. Almost one-quarter of the books that were destroyed in the calamitous fire at the Glasgow School of Art have been replaced by national and international donors.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

With classrooms still closed, kids and parents flock to Metro Vancouver libraries

The weather may be cooling down, but the fall box office is heating up thanks to a host of new releases. Take a look at the 10 must-see films of the season, according to Postmedia News film critic Chris Knight.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Vancouver, Canada Travel

Southwest Times

Libraries trying to - fire' up PCHS students

Pulaski County High School students who sign up for a county library card this month will receive more than access to a wealth of resources. They'll have a chance to win a Kindle Fire, too.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Pulaski County, VA, Pulaski, VA


Poll: Young people still using libraries

When it comes to the Millennial generation, in most cases their digital devices are almost like extra limbs. They grew up with computers, and now rely on phones and tablets for social networking, convenience, and finding information.


Related Topix: Social Software

York Press

Free children's books up for grabs at Acomb and Clifton libraries

LIBRARIES and Acomb and Clifton are giving away free copies of the hit children's book Diaries of the Wimpy Kid. Both Acomb and Clifton Explore are taking part in a national campaign to help children read, and have been chosen by Save the Children to take part in its 2014 campaign to help tackle deprivation in the UK by boosting literacy.


The Post-Standard

Liverpool Public Library selects son of former director to take over top spot

The Liverpool Public Library Board of Trustees has selected the son of former director Fay Golden Taylor as the next director of the library. Dan W. Golden, a Syracuse native, will begin on Oct. 6. Fay Golden Taylor was the director for 23 years.


Related Topix: Syracuse, NY