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Check Out This 1960s Comic Book Ad For Public Libraries!

Boing Boing | Cory Doctorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nick Page found this 1960s comic book advert extolling the virtues of public libraries. Especially poignant as public libraries around the world strug...

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...

Oprah, Michael Jackson, Woody Allen: Libraries Of The Rich and Famous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Celebrities may live glamorous lives, but at the end of the day, we'd like to think that a good number of them curl up at home with a good book. And t...

WATCH: Weird Library!

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Libraries can be places of exploration and discovery. Libraries can be places of information and learning. Libraries can also be really, totally, abso...

The Changing Role of Libraries in the Digital Age

Steve Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Haber

As America shifts in the way it consumes literature and other content, one thing has not changed -- the library must continue to play a central role in providing open and free access to information and ideas.

Library Book Returned After76 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — Mark McKee can finally rest easy after returning a library book that he borrowed 76 years ago. In 1934, then aged 13, Mc...

Digital Public Library

Berkman Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"We're grateful to Berkman for coordinating this historic effort to create a Digital Public Library of America and to fulfill the vision of an open, d...

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...

7 Libraries That Will Amaze You (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We've gathered together images of amazing libraries before and now we're back again. From Cornell University to a castle in France, here is a collecti...

eBooks At The Library: How To Borrow An eBook

Harwich Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The title you want might also be available as a downloadable audiobook, something you can get from the library without even coming here! And now you m...

$3 Million In Books Donated To School Libraries In Africa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some 300,000 overstock books already began their journey to Africa on November 24, when they left the publisher's warehouse in Mankato, MN, and made t...

Library Lust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most roundups of beautiful libraries focus on what's inside. And while we love vaulted ceilings and overflowing bookshelves as much as the next guy, w...

Library Cuts Condemed By Authors

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

Writers Philip Pullman, Kate Mosse and Will Self have criticised government cuts that could see up to a quarter of librarians lose their jobs over the...

Protests at the Future Site of the George W. Bush Library

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Over 100 peace activists showed up to protest, including New York City artist Laurie Arbiter, who helped organize a March of the Dead and carried a sign asking "Does America Have a Conscience?"

Bookstore Bingo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With eBook sales up, you'd think we'd overhear fewer ridiculous things in bookstores. But it seems there's no end to the crazy scenarios booksellers e...

As eBooks Gain Popularity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What is being lost with with the loss of these institutional libraries? The integrity of information is one: as anything can be altered or even delete...

Thomas Jefferson Dreamed Of Knowledge As 'Common Property'

The New York Review of Books | Robert Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can we create a National Digital Library? That is, a comprehensive library of digitized books that will be easily accessible to the general public. Si...

Make Life Easier: Ask a Librarian

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

Librarians: they're like superheroes in that they save you during finals and have secret lairs. Image courtesy of Flickr user Monika Bargmann. Licens...

'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom' Makes 'Most Read' Library List

Lancaster Eagle Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Well, that's one of the most-read first-lines to come out of the Fairfield County District Library. As one of the library's most-read titles, "Chicka ...

Anger As A Private Company Takes Over Libraries

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A private company in Maryland has taken over public libraries in ailing cities in California, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, growing into the country's ...

Ray Charles Memorial Library Open In L.A.

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LOS ANGELES — On what would have been his 80th birthday, Ray Charles has joined the likes of past presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan wit...

Vatican Library Exposed

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 85km of shelving in the Vatican's Secret Archives holds manuscripts and publications accumulated over more than 800 years. On the day of his visit...

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...

A Lesson Well Learned

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

Back when I was a wee lad, video games were not the all-consuming life force that they are today. Kids went outside, they read, and more importantly, they were rewarded for reading.

Library's Outrageous Overdue Fine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

WINONA, Minn. — Librarians at Winona Public Library were thrilled this week when someone returned a book that had been checked out some 35 years...