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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...

Sussex, WI: Libraries Rethinking Dewey Decimal System

sussex.patch.com | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

"I don't think libraries should be difficult to use. Why should you have to teach someone how to use a library?"...

What Is The Future Of Libraries?

Susan H. Hildreth | Posted 03.14.2012 | Books
Susan H.  Hildreth

People depend on libraries now more than ever. I see three big goals for libraries: provide engaging learning experiences, become community anchors, and provide access to content even as the devices for accessing that content change rapidly.

Education Reform: Where's the Debate?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

Schools do not operate in a vacuum. Poverty has devastating effects on a child's social and emotional development. For our poorest students, just getting to school can be a challenge.

Library Sends Cops To 5-Year-Old's Home For Late Books

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.04.2012 | Books

A five-year-old girl from Charlton, Mass. burst into tears after a local library sent Police Sergeant Dan Dowd to her house to retrieve the child's tw...

Stacking Up: 10 Beautiful Libraries And Bookshops Around The World

BootsnAll | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

Bookworm or not, travelers can enjoy libraries as distinguished architectural landmarks or monuments to a country's literature, culture and history.

PHOTOS: 11 Best Moments Of Architecture In 2011

Jacob Slevin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

I'm pleased to say that 2011 was an exciting entry into a new decade of architecture, especially given the prologue put forward by the close of the pr...

Thousands Of Rare Books, Journals, Writings Burned In Egypt

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.18.2012 | Books

CAIRO — Volunteers in white lab coats, surgical gloves and masks stood on the back of a pickup truck Monday along the banks of the Nile River in...

Things You Love About Your Local Libraries

Posted 12.15.2011 | Books

We've been seeing (and reporting) lots of news about local libraries closing, library budget cuts and layoffs in our communities. In light of this, we...

What You Can Do To Support School Libraries In Crisis

Carl Harvey II | Posted 09.14.2012 | Books
Carl Harvey II

As the leader of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and an educator, I am struck by the lack of support for school libraries from federal and local governments. Do decision makers fully realize how their lack of support will hinder the education of America's next generation?