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Most U.S. Readers Unaware Of eBooks At Libraries

Reuters | Joseph O'Leary | Posted 08.22.2012 | Books

By Joseph O'Leary NEW YORK (Reuters) - Though Kindles and Nooks are becoming almost as common as books, more than half of all U.S. read...

How the Little Free Library Is Reinventing the Library

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.21.2012 | Books
Russell C. Smith

What if the library was scattered all around a city, instead of in one central location and in a handful of branches spread out around neighborhoods?

Library Worker Sentenced To Jail For Stealing Overdue Book Fines

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | Books

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A New York library worker who admitted stealing more than $160,000 in overdue book fines and other revenue has been sentenced to...

How to Combat the Dwindling College Resources for Underserved Students

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

After the NACAC conference, I couldn't get these statistics out of my head. I wanted to do something about the dearth of information available to the underserved.

Are Publishers Long Overdue In Offering Libraries eBook Titles?

Molly Raphael | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Molly Raphael

To the surprise of many readers, public library e-book "shelves" now sport gaping holes. The Witness by Nora Roberts? Unseen. The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark? Missing. Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs? DOA.

Read and Comprehend (Nearly) Everything

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

The true intellectual is a glutton for reading material. Magazines and scholarly journals, biographies and other nonfiction, novels and short stories, poetry and street posters: all beg for attention and study.

I Could Write a Book About My Book Ordeal!

Dave Astor | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Celebrity entertainers and politicians have no problem getting their memoirs published. So a book partly about celebrity entertainers and politicians should have had no problem getting published, right?

'Fifty Shades' Now Banned From Libraries In 3 States

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" from shelves or deciding n...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Banned From Florida Libraries

Posted 05.08.2012 | Books

The erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may have topped recent bestseller charts, but it's proven a little too hot for librarians in east central Flor...

The Legacy of the Digital Generation: Part II

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 07.04.2012 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

This is an exciting time to work in libraries -- technology affords us the opportunity to make accessible materials that have for years been kept in dark rooms in protective boxes.

The Main Thing Is That We Keep Reading

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Mary Walker Baron

As an avid reader I take pride and comfort in my library of printed works. I own a digital reader from which I frequently, well, read. I love my books. I like my digital reader.

New Hampshire Resident Brings 'Little Library' Trend To Town

exeter.patch.com | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact

New Hampshire's first "Little Library" is located right here in Exeter. Resident Bjarni Brown recently set up the mailbox-sized library containing ...

The Legacy of a Digital Generation

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

Most of us have trouble remembering a single instance where we produced a tangible remnant of ourselves -- solid, irrefutable evidence that we existed in this day, this month, this year.

The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries In The World

Flavorwire | Emily Temple | Posted 04.20.2012 | Travel

We’re suckers for beautiful libraries here at Flavorpill, as you might have noticed from our lists of beautiful college libraries and beautiful priv...

A Place to Eat, a Place to Learn

Jesse Seaver | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

We all need a place to eat, and we all need a place to learn. The more support we have in these two areas when we are young, the better our chances of not growing up to be hungry adults. For most children, the primary environment in which they eat and learn is school.

NYPL Embraces the Future of Libraries - Today

The New York Public Library | Posted 06.10.2012 | New York
The New York Public Library

As interest grows around next steps for our libraries, I wanted to address some of the questions we have received. But first, I want to state up front: our absolute priority is to preserve the integrity of the Library and its collections.

'Hunger Games' Again On List Of Challenged Books

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- The more popular "The Hunger Games" trilogy becomes, the more reasons some parents and educators have found to question whether it belongs...

National Library Week: Why We NEED To Save Our School Libraries

Brad Meltzer | Posted 06.09.2012 | Books
Brad Meltzer

In our schools today, there are many Mrs. Spicers, teachers who work away from the spotlight, going about the business of inspiring their students to aspire to greatness. This is especially true of our school librarians.

This Is No Joke -- Edible Books

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 05.30.2012 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

It is that time of year when academic pursuits are put on hold for one day as culinary competitions sweep through the academy in celebration of the International Edible Book Festival.

Libraries: More Popular Than Ever, And Struggling Badly

Larry Eichel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Larry Eichel

Revenue-challenged local governments have cut back on contributions to library budgets -- at a time when libraries are being asked to perform a new and changing range of functions.

Libraries Urge Major Publisher To Reconsider eBook Decision

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wh...

A Look at Unhappy Literary Characters

Dave Astor | Posted 04.24.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

I recently read Freedom, and one thing that struck me was how unhappy the Patty Berglund character was for much of that excellent novel. And one couldn't always figure out why Patty was so glum.

Libraries, Sexual Content and the Internet: Striking a Balance Between Rights, Access, And Comfort

Barbara Jones | Posted 03.26.2012 | Books
Barbara Jones

Recent sensational media reports about "porn in libraries" do not reflect the reality of library services today or promote meaningful dialogue in our communities. Libraries provide professional services and access to information for their entire community.

What Is The Most Literate City In The U.S.?

USA Today | Posted 01.25.2012 | Books

For the second consecutive year, Washington, D.C. , is ranked as the most literate city in the country, according to an annual statistical survey to b...

Turkey Breaks Into Library

AP | Posted 01.24.2012 | Books

DEADWOOD, S.D. -- Authorities in Deadwood, S.D., investigating an apparent break-in at a public library were surprised to discover the culprit: a 20-p...