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Obama Can't Decide

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Where will President Barack Obama put his presidential library? Four years from the end of the Obama presidency, Chicago and Honol...

WATCH: Library Of The Future?

Posted 03.08.2013 | Books

Miami Ad School students Max Pilwat, Keri Tan and Ferdi Rodriguez have come up with a concept video about how public libraries could share book sample...

Freegal: Emphasis on the the Free Public Library of Cool

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

I write here about my experience not as an administrator since I am not one of those, or even as a librarian although I am one of those. I offer this opinion only as an impenitent bin rat that has collected songs going back to the original days of vinyl.

WATCH: Bizarre, Hilarious 80s Librarian Workout

Posted 02.28.2013 | Books

Librarians: we know you're stuck sitting in a chair most of the day. Why not get fit with this insane, super bizarre librarian workout from 1987?! ...

The Case For Libraries

Foz Meadows | Posted 04.17.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

If someone too poor or otherwise unable to buy a specific product is given that product for free, has the product's creator lost a sale?

New Presidential Library Opening This Year

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 02.15.2013 | Books

MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- George Washington's 1796 farewell address contained a stern warning to the nation about partisan politics, or the "dangers of fac...

Bestselling Author Slams Libraries

Posted 02.14.2013 | Books

Most authors support public libraries - but not Terry Deary, author of the children's series Horrible Histories. He told The Guardian that "the concep...

LOOK: Book Lovers Tie The Knot In Dream Location

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 02.07.2013 | Weddings

Barbara Morrow and David Kurland share a life-long love of libraries. So when they decided to get married, they knew just where to do it. Morrow an...

Possibly the One Thing Almost All Americans Agree On: Libraries (in the Digital Age)

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.03.2013 | Books
Impatient Optimists

Pew found that 91 percent of Americans (16 or older) say that public libraries are important to their communities, and 76 percent say libraries are important to them and their families. I can't think of another idea, place, or issue that 91 percent of Americans support.

It's OK to Be Loud in the Library

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

Modern life is complicated; libraries and cultural organizations, particularly in the public realm, are struggling with ways to reach diverse populations. We think libraries can do both.

Islamist Rebels Torch Timbuktu Library, Priceless Manuscripts

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books

(Adds details, background) DAKAR, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Islamist fighters fleeing Mali's ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu as French and M...

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.