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Couple Threatened With Jail For Overdue Library Books

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Crime

A Michigan couple faces more than three months in jail and hundreds of dollars in penalties for two overdue library books. Catherine and Melvin Duren...

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.

Still Relevant? A Talk With a Librarian

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Historically, libraries have always been a cultural community center for people. Now, because of technology, the roles of libraries have expanded exponentially.

The Things Librarians Find in Books

Roz Warren | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Roz Warren

I don't want to remain untouched by a book. Why should the book want to remain untouched by me?

Library Book Returned 33 Years Later, From 7,000 Miles Away

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books

When teachers returned to a Michigan school after summer vacation Friday, they were greeted with a surprising package, and a reminder of the positive ...

Teen Banned From Homecoming Dance For Overdue Library Book

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

Florida high school freshman Dominique Stearns has the perfect new dress and shiny shoes ready for her first homecoming dance -- a dance that she's no...

Are Publishers Long Overdue In Offering Libraries eBook Titles?

Molly Raphael | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Molly Raphael

To the surprise of many readers, public library e-book "shelves" now sport gaping holes. The Witness by Nora Roberts? Unseen. The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark? Missing. Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs? DOA.

Library Sends Cops To 5-Year-Old's Home For Late Books

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.04.2012 | Books

A five-year-old girl from Charlton, Mass. burst into tears after a local library sent Police Sergeant Dan Dowd to her house to retrieve the child's tw...

Is It Best to Buy or Borrow Books?

Dave Astor | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Now stepping into the ring: buying books vs. using a library! That bout might never make pay-per-view, but it's a contest often on the minds of avid readers.

Man Accused Of Stealing From Library, Selling Books Online

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

Police have warned libraries in Chicago's western suburbs to take a careful inventory of their books and multimedia after arresting a Glen Ellyn man w...

Crazy Stories From A Librarian | By JOSH SHAFFER | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

For three years, Katie Knight patiently accepted the daily indignities of a librarian serving on the front lines of literacy: the dental floss someone...

Funding Cuts In New York Mean Queens Libraries Can't Buy New Books | By Reuven Blau | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

Looking for the latest Stephen King novel, James Patterson thriller or Candace Bushnell page-turner? Don't try the Queens library. For the firs...

University of Denver Plans To Remove Majority Of Books From Its Library

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 06.27.2011 | College

But plans at the University of Denver to permanently move four-fifths of the Penrose Library's holdings to an off-campus storage facility and renovate...

Most Frequently Reread Library Books (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked HuffPost Readers to tell us which books they reread the most. But we also wondered which library books people most frequently reread. It wasn...

Library Stripped Completely Bare By Residents | Rachel Hurn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, the Stony Stratford library, in the district of Milton Keynes, England, experienced a run. As in "a run on the library," in which more than...

Beyond Bestsellers:

Seattle Times | Mary Ann Gwinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Seattle Times runs best-seller lists on our Sunday books page every week; one national list, another from a selected local bookstore. All good, bu...

Library In An Airport

The New York Times | NICOLA CLARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Opened with little fanfare over the summer, the library -- the first ever at a major international airport -- has 1,200 books in more than two dozen l...

9 Of The Worst Library Books (PHOTOS)

Mary Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mary Kelly

Every library has them: titles in the collection that we stumble upon and think, "What is this doing here?"

New York Schools Streamline Trade-Book Purchasing, Cut Out Small

The New York Times | JO CRAVEN McGINTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Scores of salespeople traversed the city, going from school to school, peddling so-called trade books: the novels, works of nonfiction, test guides an...

Borders Helps Replace Stolen Books From Children's Library

Seattle Times | Susan Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders bookstore in Tacoma has teamed with the Port Orchard Library to encourage area residents to help replace some of the 1,300 children's picture ...