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Walking in Your Shoes

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.03.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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.

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 ...

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

5 Amazing Libraries You Must Visit

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

To safeguard libraries from analog death, modern book houses are spruced up with crazy cool architectural cues and new forms of media to keep you people comfortable and entertained while being informed.

Libraries Are About To Start Lending The Internet

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books

As libraries around the country make the shift to web-savvy information and resource hubs, two of the nation's largest public library systems will soo...

The Fast-Paced World of the Past

D. Joshua Taylor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Technology
D. Joshua Taylor

One thing in family history is certain - there is always something more to uncover and another story to tell. Technology and innovation will only push forward our ability to discover something more.

Disadvantaged Youth Most Affected By Loss of Summer Reading: Recommended Reading List

Quassan Castro | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Poor children are most vulnerable to decline in reading skills during the summer. Ninety percent of reading achievement loss for disadvantaged youth takes place during the scorching summer months.

10 Ideas for a Simple, Healthy Summer

Amy Arndt | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Arndt

What if we decided to make the summer of 2014 a simple, healthy one? Do you long to turn off the gadgets and make some great memories? Wouldn't it be nice to feel better by making some simple healthy choices?

Is a Book Publicist Worth the Money?

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Of course, I had no idea how much money a publicist would cost, and I was gobsmacked by their fees. Finally, though, I found a publicist who used to work at a big traditional house and seemed experienced and smart. Here's what I've learned in that time.

24-Hour Read-In Emergency Bookshelf

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

There you are, boldly standing up for libraries in your community. You are part of a solid day of reading, a full 24 hours of it, voice after voice going on in a constant stream around the clock, each person taking it in 15-minute shifts to read.

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.

Ten Things We Love/Hate About Libraries

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

We've been blogging a lot about the future of libraries. Today's post draws inspiration from the cult film, Ten Things I Hate About You.

The Librarian and the Porn Star

Roz Warren | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

There was nothing unsavory, sad or sleezy-looking about Mr. Keller. He looked happy, fresh-faced and engaging. (And, anatomically, more than qualified for his chosen profession.) In my youth, I definitely would have partied with him.

A Day in the Life of New York City Libraries (VIDEO)

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 07.20.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

Far from being hallowed marble halls they are lively, active, dynamic places where people make real change in their lives. See for yourself: Modern libraries are dynamic, diverse, exciting centers of social change.

Trendy Wendy: What's Up With Wrapped Book Fake Lit Displays?

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kimann Schultz

In a recent issue of Veranda I spied, stacked on the tables of an opulent mcmansion, piles of paper clad, indistinguishable books, matchy-matched in a creamy tan color.

The Library Fight in Plain Sight

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

It is time to talk seriously about branch libraries. It is time to focus on the community libraries that are within walking distance of nearly each and every New Yorker.

Why We Absolutely Need To Care More About Libraries

Kevin O'Kelly | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Kevin O'Kelly

The bottom line is libraries and the institutions associated with them are predictable and convenient targets for anyone taking an axe to a government budget. While the services they provide are vital, they're relatively invisible to the powerful.

How Innovation and Technology Are Shaping Libraries of Today

Frankie Rendón | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Frankie Rendón

With the help of innovation, re-imagination and vision, libraries are embracing new technologies while creating dynamic community centers filled with life.

Henry Rollins Loves EveryLibrary

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Christian Zabriskie

Libraries across the nation, large and small, north and south, east and west, are getting hit as low-hanging fruit in budget battles everywhere. Fortunately we have very loud supporters like Henry Rollins and EveryLibrary.

Start a Protest in Your Library

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

In our last post we talked about the future of academic library spaces. We encouraged everyone to dust off the shelves and to begin to think differen...

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Barbara K. Stripling | Posted 06.16.2014 | Books
Barbara K. Stripling

The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discovering new authors and using computers to research.