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Make New York City's Libraries a Higher Priority

Julie Sandorf | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 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.

My Salute to Librarians

Warren Adler | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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."

Islands of Safety, Part 2: Libraries and Books

James M. Lynch | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

It might help to remind yourself in the middle of a crazy, life-in-your-face week that a trip to the library can change your whole mood and the hushed semi-silence and respectful calm it brings might offer you the change in perspective you need, the recharging of your batteries that you long for.

This Is A Floating Library. Every City Should Probably Have One.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books

Who said water and books don't mix!

Walking in Your Shoes

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy Some time ago I was coaching a woman (whom I will call Lindsay) who was struggling with a difficult situation with a colleague, B...

Why We Need Libraries More Than Ever

Gina Sheridan | Posted 10.11.2014 | Books
Gina Sheridan

Close your eyes and imagine your public library. Who do you see inside? Yourself? Quiet readers? Students? A hip librarian behind a large wooden desk? A cat named Dewey wending its way through the stacks? This doesn't begin to scratch the surface!

14 Stunning Book Illustrations Brought To Life

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books

Any reader will tell you that books are magical, thanks to a unique ability to educate and inspire. But when text and images are brought to life in ne...

Making the Internet Work for Democracy

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

Political space -- the time and interest of elected leaders -- is not guaranteed to last. We need to make the benefits of an Internet-connected society more visible and permanent.

The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

It's a reminder that even in the digital age, libraries can be inviting public spaces -- and that their beauty extends beyond the gilded, frescoed libraries of old.