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Steer Your Young Child to the Library

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 11.13.2014 | 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.

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.

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.

Save Miami-Dade Libraries Because an Educated Community Is Priceless

John Quick | Posted 11.18.2014 | Miami
John Quick

You can't have a world class city with a decaying library system. Libraries are inextricably linked to education and quality of life factors that are central to the future economic growth of Miami-Dade County.

Let's Raise ISHAR!

Maureen Seaberg | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Seaberg

About an hour ago, an historic Indiegogo campaign launched. Founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra, ISHAR (Integrative Studies Historical Archive and Reposito...

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

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

Technology Gives me a Headache

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I miss my Underwood typewriter. The only time I worried about it crashing was when it sat too close to the edge of my desk.

Claire Fallon

How The Public Library Turned Me Into A Reader

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.25.2014 | Books

Books are my passion and my job, so imagine my profound embarrassment several months ago when I had to admit something shameful: I did not yet have a ...

Every 10 Years

Myra Demeter | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Some of the questions seemed like trick questions and some were straightforward. Birth date, city of birth and first name were easy. Others, like the question about "hair color," were more challenging. Did they mean What is your original hair color?

5 Ways Libraries Cultivate Community Art

Erinn Batykefer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Erinn Batykefer

Creativity -- like information --should be accessible to everyone in a community, and the library is the perfect democratic space to make that happen.

Freeze! It's the Library Police!

Roz Warren | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Library Squad! A group of enraged middle-aged librarians. We're brainy. We're relentless. We'll hunt you down. We'll never give up. We know the Dewey Decimal system and we're not afraid to use it. And we always get our book. And if you resist? We'll shush you. Permanently.

World's First Library of Mistakes Opens in Edinburgh

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Now, 2,000 volumes of books dedicated solely to chronicling tales of financial mismanagement have been collected in what is being billed as the "World's First Library of Mistakes."

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

Christine French Cully | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Christine French Cully

Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not.

George W. Bush Slips In A Dirty Joke During Civil Rights Speech

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush spoke at a Thursday summit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. He discussed having the sett...

Inspiration Fuels Creativity - An Afternoon at The Huntington

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

We all need our batteries recharged to fuel creativity and provide inspiration. Springtime in Southern California is enthralling and one of the best...

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

WATCH: You Probably Had No Idea Your Library Could Do This

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A panel of experts joined HuffPost Live to discuss initiatives aimed at teens during National Teen Tech Week, when libraries showcase the non-print se...

The Single Most-Stolen Item In A Library (And It's Not A Book)

Roz Warren | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

The truth is that we're living in an era where anyone, of any age, can view all the naked tushies they want, whenever they want, online.

SANAA Architects win Daylight Award, Talk About Light in Architecture (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) have won the 2014 Daylight Award for the design of the Rolex Learning Center EPFL in Laus...

Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour

Maya Stein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Maya Stein

It's been two years since I've been on the road with my bicycle and typewriter, and I have to say, I've missed those long, contemplative hours between towns, and the unexpected pleasure of finding instant home in the faces of the strangers I met.

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.

From Career-Changer to 'Reform'-Fighter

John Owens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
John Owens

What does it take to transform a middle-aged publishing executive from the suburbs into a fire-breathing fighter for public schools and an outspoken o...

A Library For All -- Part Two

Isabel Sheinman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Isabel Sheinman

We are not alone in realizing that education is a tool and an extremely high-impact way to assist people in raising themselves out of poverty and the dire circumstances in which they find themselves.

Dude reads like a lady

Roz Warren | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

As he handed me his library card, I waited for the disclaimer. Sure enough, he announced, "These aren't for me. They're for my wife."