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WHOOPS! Woman Returns Library Book... 67 Years Late

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.29.2016 | Weird News

A library book that was due more than 67 years ago was finally returned to Epsom Library in Auckland, New Zealand. "Myths and Legends of Maoriland" b...

Turning the Page: How the Librarian's Role Continues to Evolve

Robyn Shulman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

Do you remember walking into the school library during your elementary school years? For me, as an avid reader at a young age, I can easily recall various unique aspects about that magical room.

LOOK: 25 Breathtaking Libraries From Around The World

Upworthy | Jade Walker | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts

That's the theme of this year's National Library Week, an annual awareness celebration sponsored by the American Library Association....

Library Attendance Is Declining. Here’s Why

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts

For centuries, libraries have simply been places that house books. This meaning of the word is embedded right within it; the Old French librairie, use...

7 Gorgeous New Libraries Show Us The Future Of Book-Lending

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts

What is a library for? It’s a question that modern readers must reckon with. Even those who aren’t filling their could-be reading time with Netfli...

From Beer to Books and Tequila to Technology

Megan Egbert | Posted 04.06.2016 | Education
Megan Egbert

I never anticipated that these diverse careers would parallel each other in so many ways. However, through my job transformations one things has certainly changed. I never wonder if what I'm doing matters anymore.

Inside the Mind of James Patterson

Cristy Bertini | Posted 03.29.2016 | Books
Cristy Bertini

With over 300 million copies of his books sold worldwide, including 114 New York Times bestsellers and 67 New York Times #1 bestsellers (a Guinness Wo...

My Love Affair With Piles And Piles Of Books

Lori Duff | Posted 03.20.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

None of us know exactly how we are going to die, but if I had to take a guess now it would be that I'll get crushed to death under a pile of unread books.

Poor Children experiencing Trauma early in life are at High Risk to become Adults with Poor Life Outcomes: Element of Play to the Rescue

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

March 16, 2016 Brooklyn and Chicago align=center>The Hiram Kelly Branch, the second oldest branch of the Chicago Public Library, in Englewood neighb...

Chicago Public Library System (CPL), a Wonder of the World for Children

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

March 17, 2016 Chicago Public Library System (CPL), a Wonder of the World for Children Chicago Public Library, Rudy Lozano Branch I am overwhelmed ...

Human Library Lets You 'Check Out' People From All Walks Of Life For A Chat

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to other people, sometimes we do. Ronni Abergel a 42-year-old from Copenhagen, Denmark, i...

Koch Bros Gunning for Small Town Library

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Christian Zabriskie

The Koch Brothers are going after a small town library in Illinois. This is actually happening. Why would a pair of billionaires who largely control Republic politics care about a local small town library?

Library’s Half-Baked Attempt To Lure J.K. Rowling To Book Club With Cake Totally Works

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.09.2016 | Good News

Who knew getting J.K. Rowling to come to your book club was a piece of cake? After what may be the sweetest Twitter chat that ever was, the Orkney Lib...

College Adds New Spin To Studying, Installs Exercise Bikes In Library

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.29.2016 | Good News

Reading, writing and aerobics? Troy University in Alabama is making physical health part of its core curriculum by installing exercise bikes -- with a...

Cherchez la MIX:FEMME!

Paola K Amaras | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Paola K Amaras

On March 4th, the Cleveland Museum of Art is hosting MIX:FEMME. The event celebrates femininity and women's contribution to art and music, and allows...

Floating Library Proves Books Should Be Shared In Improbable Places

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts

Books can transport you to faraway lands and sunny escapes -- which may be just what readers need as winter winds down. But your reading material need...

A Philanthropy Of Books: What I Learned Through Donating K-12 Books To Schools In Sri Lanka

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Arnal Dayaratna

When I decided to donate some books to schools and libraries in Sri Lanka, the country where I was born, as part of a trip from December 2015 to Janua...

The World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler While we all know that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, this is one case in which evaluating some...

Murakami's Teenage Library Records Revealed By Japanese Paper

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.02.2015 | Arts

If everyone could see your youthful library checkout records, how would you feel? A debate over library privacy is raging in Japan after newspaper Kob...

The Power of Words and a Nudge

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media
Deborah J. Levine

The brilliant idea of drafting community reporters came from a publisher with massive political credentials. Combining the power of words with the power of grass roots advocacy was no doubt a natural strategy for Griscom.

Where to Philosophize in New York City

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.23.2015 | New York
Skye Cleary

New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.

Librarians Don't Like CISA

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Christian Zabriskie

Librarians care an awful lot about your privacy. It's not really all that surprising, we have always been the trusted keepers of secrets, the nonjudgemental face at the reference desk.

Conversation with Adam Parfrey (Part Two)

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Publisher Adam Parfrey was in town a few weeks ago for the Brooklyn Book Festival. I caught up with Adam at his hotel room to discuss the history of his publishing imprints Feral House and Process Media as well as several other things.

Today's Libraries (and Librarians) Have Shaken Off Stereotypical Images

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

Ten years, eight months. That's how long I've been an academic librarian. And, still, I love what I do.

How Education and The Library Saved My Life

Kevin Powell | Posted 10.15.2016 | Books
Kevin Powell

I want to be a writer. I had never before felt anything this sure. I did not dare share this decision with my mother, or my Aunt, or my cousin. Nor did I reveal this to my teachers or classmates or the boys in my 'hood. I did not want to be told that boys like me could not have such dreams.