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With a Book You Are Never Alone

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Bisila Bokoko

My first trip to Ghana was almost five years ago. Like many visitors who have traveled there, I fell in love with the people and the country; I returned from the trip with a desire to contribute, and help Africa develop and grow.

Five Libraries That Go Beyond Books

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Chris Barnes

Public libraries can often go underappreciated in the days of Netflix, Spotify and Kindle. But that doesn't mean they should go unnoticed. As many public libraries grapple with how to stay relevant in the digital age, a few are standing out for their unique offerings that provide their community with much more than books.

Why You Should Resolve To Use The Library Every Day In 2015

OverDrive | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
OverDrive

Every January millions of people make resolutions to improve themselves in some way. Whether it's to eat healthier, volunteer more often or learn a ne...

Breaking Down Barriers: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Nearly 50 others have now joined us in the practice of making a grant a day. As of Dec. 31, 2014, we have made 790 total grants in 55 countries.

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 03.04.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Unless lawmakers can be made to understand the critical role these and other educational professionals play in contributing to schools in which we can all be confident and proud, then many of these positions will remain in jeopardy to the detriment of the students and communities they serve.

Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

HuffPost Korea | Soo-Jin Park | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world. Bohbot, a French phot...

Librarians! What Are We Hiding?

Roz Warren | Posted 02.21.2015 | Books
Roz Warren

Are librarians still relevant? Useful? What does being a 21st century librarian mean, really? Who exactly are we? And how does the world see us? I decided to perform a quick Google search and find out.

Make New York City's Libraries a Higher Priority

Julie Sandorf | Posted 02.10.2015 | New York
Julie Sandorf

New York City's neighborhood libraries play crucial roles in the life of our city -- ones that often go unrecognized. Yet their need to improve their facilities grows greater, even as the public's reliance on them increases as well.

A Mongkok Morning

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Ever since I had arrived in Hong Kong, people had told me not to leave without going to Mong Kok, a neighborhood in Kowloon, just across the harbor from Hong Kong Island proper, that was home to the territory's second largest Occupy zone.

Close the Broadband Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Education
Jim Steyer

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools.

Steer Your Young Child to the Library

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

November is Picture Book Month and this week is National Young Readers Week, which got me thinking about libraries and the tremendous value they offer our young children.

My Salute to Librarians

Warren Adler | Posted 12.26.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

From the moment I entered the hushed, sacred precinct of the Brownsville Children's Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, back in the mid-1930s, I have been a passionate advocate of the public library.

Libraries: Do We Or Dewey Not Opt for Change?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Randee Mia Berman

We've come a long way from Dewey Decimals. I've always admired librarians, from stereotype bun to books. It's National Friends of Libraries Week and I've been flipping the pages of reminiscence.

The Top 10 Hotel Libraries in the World

Oyster | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We've seen many hotels that offer a small shelf of loaner books, but these hotels went above and beyond in creating a literary oasis for their guests.

A Saturday, A Sister And The Library

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

My older sister would take me to the library. She never came out and said we were going; it would just happen.

Beyond Guinness in Dublin, Part One: The Arts

Edward Schneider | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

We arranged most of our time in Dublin with the arts and history in mind, and in those areas the place shines, as it does in urban beauty, walkability and general pleasantness -- thanks in no small part to its populace, who live up to their reputation for easy friendliness.

A Case for Community in Cultural Planning for New York

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

Today I add new learning about the importance of "community" to discussions underway about including a comprehensive cultural plan requirement in the New York City Charter.

Defending Your Child in the Face of Strangers

Caren Chesler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

"Yes, it says you had a friend return the book with a rip in it," Cheryl said, and deftly swerved her chair around to grab the book off a shelf behind her and opened it to the vandalized page.

5 Package Managers for Node.js Developers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.26.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

Programmers know package managers as an easy way of distributing reusable libraries and plugins. By using one, you're literally saving yourself a lot of time spent setting things up, upgrading things, or even pushing things to production servers. A good package manager can be a life saver!

School in a Library Sparks Widespread Interest

John M. Eger | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

The San Diego Downtown Library and E3 Civic High celebrate their first anniversary this weekend. There is a lot to celebrate.

Islands of Safety: Libraries and Books, Part 2, Orphanages

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
James M. Lynch

Why you might want do this I don't know, but let's pretend anyway that you're a 3-year-old boy in Mumbai and your parents and sister just died, l...

One More Reason Why Libraries Are Magical Places

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books

The Reanimation Library breathes new life into old books

Millennials Are Actually MORE Likely To Read Books, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books

The novel, it seems, is alive and kicking.

The Fight for Miami's Libraries

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 11.05.2014 | Miami
Christian Zabriskie

In many ways it is a microcosm of the larger fight for libraries across the Unites States. It will hopefully be seen as a turning point when our citizens demand more from their elected leaders and the social fabric can be rewoven.

The 25-Year-Old 'Secret' That New Parents Need to Know

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

When his daughter Olive was born, Jason used his skills as a journalist and his "investigative toolkit" to identify the resources and skills he needed to make himself "a better parent."