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Note Vows To Reclassify Lance Armstrong Books As 'Fiction'

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | Books

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A prank note in an Australian library declaring that disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's books would be moved to the fiction sectio...

Public Libraries -- Then and Now

Diana M. Raab | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

The little laminated library card was my first license into freedom, and a reminder that no matter what happens in my little world or the world-at-large, knowledge cannot ever be taken away.

3 Questions About How Your Family Uses Libraries

Posted 01.04.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: There are approximately 121,785 libraries in the United States. Bu...

Surprising $10 Million Donation Gives Library Users A Wonderful Life

The New York Public Library | Posted 03.03.2013 | New York
The New York Public Library

By AMY GEDULDIG and ANGELA MONTEFINISE She was like a character out of a heartwarming, holiday movie - literally. New York City's own Mary Bailey wa...

Our Guides to Knowledge: Celebrating 'I Love My Librarian Award' Winners

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Today, librarians are the men and women who help us to find our way along the electronic highway, and there are no more intellectually rigorous, imaginative, and professional tour guides one could find, online or off.

Building Rural Libraries Close to Heaven

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

How do you bring the world to a remote Andean village? More than the world, how do you give kids in your birth village access to knowledge beyond the school curriculum and local folklore?

Got MOOC?

Patricia McGuire | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

Is the MOOC movement really about improving higher learning or just scratching the crass commercialism itch?

John Celock

Tea Party Sympathizers Target Kentucky Library

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

A group of Tea Party sympathizers in Pulaski County, Ky., is trying to shut down the county library system's special taxing district over a tax hike, ...

Is the Reading Public Excessively Cheap?

Nina Badzin | Posted 01.20.2013 | Books
Nina Badzin

We don't expect most other forms of entertainment to come without a price. Most of us pay for cable or satellite TV. We pay for the Internet connections in our homes. Compared to other ways we entertain ourselves, books are not that expensive.

The Mystery of the Missing E-Books

Art Brodsky | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Art Brodsky

Has anyone seen a "used" e-book? No. Not a one. Because they don't exist. Every e-book purchased is a new e-book. The reason for that is that book publishers have come to control the market for e-books in a way that other industries envy.

Why Libraries Need To Stay Open

Caitlin Moran | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Caitlin Moran

A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination.

I Voted for Libraries

Rachael Berkey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Rachael Berkey

It's Election Day in the U.S. and it's pretty much the only thing on my mind. I even stepped out of the house without a book in my purse. I know. I don't understand this either.

Play Games At Your Library November 3

Jenny Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jenny Levine

International Games Day @ your library is an annual initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.

Literary Treasures: The American Antiquarian Society at 200

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Nancy Rubin Stuart

At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.

The Future of Libraries in a Digital Culture

Patricia Martin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
Patricia Martin

Until recently, public libraries had little reason to innovate. Then Google arrived. More disruptive technologies followed, causing an identity crisis for librarians. Now the profession is re-thinking its purpose.

To Celebrate Teen Read Week We Ask Authors, "What's Your Favorite Teen Book?"

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
The Los Angeles Public Library

Teen Read Week is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), and it's a time where librarians encourage teens to read for the fun of it.

When Ray Bradbury Fell In Love With Books

Posted 10.02.2012 | Books

Excerpted from The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Introduction © 2012 by Ray Bradbury, Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...

Where Are All The Librarians Of Color?

Haipeng Li | Posted 11.14.2012 | Books
Haipeng Li

Libraries are necessary to support these dreams, since they are the public institutions that new Americans and diverse groups rely on the most to support continued education, and English language and technology skills needed to thrive and compete in today's competitive global market.

5 More Things Every First-Semester College Student Should Do

Anna Leahy | Posted 10.26.2012 | College
Anna Leahy

Last week, we offered advice for students starting their first semester of college. This week, we get to some practical advice that no one else may bother to mention to you.

The Library Voice is Dead

Eva Glettner | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

Since the library doesn't have any rules against children running wild, that would be okay, right? No. It wouldn't.

WATCH: Daniel Handler, Maira Kalman Sing Ode To Libraries

Posted 07.19.2012 | Books

We love Daniel Handler. We love Maira Kalman. So, needless to say, when they teamed up for their book "Why We Broke Up" (which came out last December)...

I Read a Comic About Cat Poop and Laughed

Rachael Berkey | Posted 09.17.2012 | Books
Rachael Berkey

Gene Ambaum collaborates with writer Sophie Goldstein on two family-friendly, pet-friendly graphic books about messy pets. And yes, the book is about exactly what you think it's about: cat poop.

Abandoned Walmart Transformed Into Chic New Library

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

For McAllen, Texas, one man's abandoned Walmart is another's public library. After inheriting the abandoned structure, architecture firm Meyer, Sc...

WATCH: How Citizen Power Saved a Library

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers

The city of Troy was facing a budget shortfall, and was considering closing the Troy Public Library for lack of funds. It would only take a miniscule tax increase to save the library, but anti-tax groups organized against it. Then, the community -- with help from the Leo Burnett ad agency -- went to work.

Book Dilemma

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 08.23.2012 | Books
Michael Rugnetta

So, a few weeks ago, I was reading a book from the library. It was pretty good. I had about 20 pages left...and then, I lost it. I believe I lost i...