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Book Justice for All

Colleen Jaurretche | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Colleen Jaurretche

Lending and owning books is basic to culture and the building of community, and essential to democracy. It is a gesture of basic humanity that we cannot afford to lose.

Don't Blame These Book Problems on the Author!

Dave Astor | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

So, with an affectionate nod to Peeves the Poltergeist of Harry Potter, here are a few book-related pet peeves that aren't the authors' fault.

Shelve This, Bill Maher

Teri Markson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Teri Markson

I will state right up front that I am a librarian. I am also a big fan of Bill Maher. But as far as I'm concerned he really stuck his foot in it on Oct. 14 when he said, "We have the Internet. We don't need a library at all."

National Book Festival 2011 (Photo Gallery)

Jeff Malet | Posted 11.30.2011 | Books
Jeff Malet

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D.C. Finds Money To Save Sunday Library Hours

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although the District of Columbia's public library system was preparing to eliminate Sunday hours at the Martin Luther King Jr. central ...

Is It Best to Buy or Borrow Books?

Dave Astor | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Now stepping into the ring: buying books vs. using a library! That bout might never make pay-per-view, but it's a contest often on the minds of avid readers.

Libraries: Information and Knowledge Spaces II

Carla Leitao | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Libraries are located at a unique intersection of spatial design. They are spaces that store, articulate and distribute formats (media), which are vessels of information.

The Gift of Reading: Public School Library Makeovers (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

In communities across the country, Target is sharing its love of education. In partnership with The Heart of America Foundation, Target team member ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten Most Frequently Banned Books

Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

To mark Banned Books Week (Sept 24-Oct 1), we've created an infographic to highlight the most banned or challenged books of last year. Click below to ...

Meet America's Smallest Library

Posted 11.12.2011 | Books

On September 3rd, "America's littlest library" - a library based inside a British telephone booth - officially opened in Clinton Corners, NY. It's 3...

America's Littlest Library

Rocco Staino | Posted 11.11.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

The Book Booth may be red in color but is green in nature. It does not have plumbing or electricity but is lit for evening use via a solar light. Its motto is Readcycling that gives life to used books.

Georgia Woman Faces Jail Time For Son's Library Giggling Episode

Posted 11.08.2011 | Crime

Donnetta Foster admits to throwing a fit after she and her giggling baby were kicked out of a Georgia public library, but the 20-year-old mother hardl...

Are Libraries Breaking The Law?

Posted 10.31.2011 | Books

Earlier this month, a U.S. court of appeals ruled against a graduate student importing textbooks from Thailand and selling them online. This ruling ma...

Bestselling Author Writes Story To Save Libraries

Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

Best-selling author Karin Slaughter releases a new short story tomorrow - with all of her proceeds going to local libraries. According to a press r...

My Favorite Libraries: "Your Informal School, College and University"

Meg Campbell | Posted 10.18.2011 | Books
Meg Campbell

In an increasingly isolated human world, libraries are gathering places which confirm the shared social endeavor of learning together.

Smart Events For Bookworms At LA Libraries

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.17.2011 | Los Angeles

On July 18, Los Angeles' public libraries reopened their doors on Mondays after nearly a year of being closed on Mondays due to budget cuts. Celebrate...

What States Have The Highest Concentrations Of Librarians?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on August 3, 2011 1:11 PM | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books

Earlier this summer, the Oxford University Press’ Social Explorer analyzed the evolution of the library profession through 120 years of census data....

Library Marriage Proposal

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on August 2, 2011 2:57 PM | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books

To match our romantic bookstore marriage proposal story from last week, reader Stephanie Campisi sent us the story of library marriage proposal....

Librarian Says Her First Amendment Rights Were Violated

mlive.com | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books

Sally Stern-Hamilton’s literary work — a disturbing look at life in the library — wound up on the shelves at Mason County District Library....

Thinking Outside the Sandbox on Avoiding the Summer Slide

Laura Bornfreund | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education
Laura Bornfreund

Students regress about a month during summer break. But for children from low-income families, it can be even more, especially when it comes to reading growth. And over time, this phenomenon snowballs.

Readers Thank Their Librarians

Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

The e-book has undoubtedly been gaining popularity for quite some time now, and this summer has seen a bigger boom in the e-reader market than ever be...

Lucas Kavner

Missouri School District Bans 'Slaughterhouse-Five'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

The school board in Republic, Mo., voted 4-0 to eliminate Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" and Sarah Ockler's "Twenty Boy Summer" from the high s...

Summer Book Club for Kids

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 09.25.2011 | Books
Jenny Rosenstrach

As soon as I drew up summer reading lists with point systems and rewards, my 7-year-old was curled up with the dog on the couch reading Amulet (10 points) and her sister was asking why the library has to be closed on the Fourth of July.

Philip Pullman: 'Why We Must Stand Up To The Book Barbarians'

Telegraph | Peter Stanford | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

To casual passers-by, Kensal Rise Library in north-west London is just another red-brick, late-Victorian municipal building, noticeable only because i...

Why We Need Library Rental Fees

The Atlantic | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

As a municipal official (selectman) and taxpayer, I often wonder why government evenly distributes taxes when there are clearly ways to lower the burd...