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My Yes Vote on the 2012 Budget

Joe Moreno | Posted 01.16.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

From the very beginning this budget process has been transparent, inclusive and reasonable and the mayor deserves a lot of credit for doing the majority of what he said he would during the campaign.

Why It's Time To Speak Up For Libraries

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

If information is power, then public libraries are the essence of democracy and freedom. Yet they are under threat from a litany of cuts.

Michigan Town Tearing Out Its Streetlights In Cost-Cutting Measure

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

The economic slowdown has put countless people out of work and eliminated millions of dollars in homeowner wealth. States and cities haven't been immu...

Amazon Goes Into The Library Business

Posted 01.03.2012 | Books

Today, Amazon announced a new twist on e-book reading: it has opened a lending library. Members of Amazon Prime, their $79 annual subscription serv...

Librarians To Mayor Emanuel: 'We Shall Not be Shushed!'

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

More than 100 city librarians, community members and other Chicago Public Library supporters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office in City Hall...

The Museum As Transcendent Space

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

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Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

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....