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Let-Them-Eat-Cake-Attitude Threatens to Destroy a Network of Public Assets

Scott Turow | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books
Scott Turow

I count myself as one of millions of Americans whose life simply would not be the same without the libraries that supported my learning. We cannot take that opportunity away from so many Americans who need that help urgently now.

LAPD Vs. Libraries: Cops Oppose Library Funding Measure, Fearing Cuts to Police Budget

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The union that represents LAPD officers came out strongly today against Measure L, an item on the March 8 ballot that would set aside funding for the ...

My First Love Was a Library

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I fell in love with our local library in first grade. It was a gorgeous building designed by McKim, Mead and White. I didn't know its history until recently. What I did know was that I felt excited,

WATCH: Weird Library!

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Libraries can be places of exploration and discovery. Libraries can be places of information and learning. Libraries can also be really, totally, abso...

The World's Eight Smartest Hotels (PHOTOS)

Tiffany Hawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tiffany Hawk

Hoteliers love to tout their technology, so it's no big surprise that many are adding e-readers to their lists of amenities. But a handful of chic properties are offering an even more extraordinary perk: real books.

The Changing Role of Libraries in the Digital Age

Steve Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Haber

As America shifts in the way it consumes literature and other content, one thing has not changed -- the library must continue to play a central role in providing open and free access to information and ideas.

The Children's Book: The Heavenly Hell of Childhood

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In the life of a reader--and by a reader I mean someone who has always read for pleasure--it is doubtful that any books have as much impact, in the en...

Library Book Returned After76 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — Mark McKee can finally rest easy after returning a library book that he borrowed 76 years ago. In 1934, then aged 13, Mc...

Beyond Bestsellers:

Seattle Times | Mary Ann Gwinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Seattle Times runs best-seller lists on our Sunday books page every week; one national list, another from a selected local bookstore. All good, bu...

7 Libraries That Will Amaze You (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We've gathered together images of amazing libraries before and now we're back again. From Cornell University to a castle in France, here is a collecti...

eBooks At The Library: How To Borrow An eBook

Harwich Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The title you want might also be available as a downloadable audiobook, something you can get from the library without even coming here! And now you m...

Your Baby Can Read? That's Nice, But It's Not What Toddler Story Time Should Be About

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Reading to children isn't about pressuring your kid into becoming some sort of prodigy who can wow your friends at parties by reading index cards at six months.

$3 Million In Books Donated To School Libraries In Africa

schoollibraryjournal.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some 300,000 overstock books already began their journey to Africa on November 24, when they left the publisher's warehouse in Mankato, MN, and made t...

Library Lust

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most roundups of beautiful libraries focus on what's inside. And while we love vaulted ceilings and overflowing bookshelves as much as the next guy, w...

Grant Money for Genealogy Initiatives - Seriously.

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Smolenyak

In these difficult economic times, even the exploding field of genealogy is feeling the pinch. Libraries and archives are convenient (and regrettable)...

Bookstore Bingo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With eBook sales up, you'd think we'd overhear fewer ridiculous things in bookstores. But it seems there's no end to the crazy scenarios booksellers e...

Get Thee to a Library! Unsung Hero of 41st St: Library Way

Lily Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lily Bevan

Where better to joke about the tumultuous nature of literature than on a plaque the size of a puddle on the approach to one of the most important libraries in the world.

Letting Go of The Past: An Author's View

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

The freeing up of physical space has also freed my mind. I don't find myself dwelling much any more on the things that didn't happen for me in my writing life, the wrong turns ...

As eBooks Gain Popularity

publishingperspectives.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What is being lost with with the loss of these institutional libraries? The integrity of information is one: as anything can be altered or even delete...

PHOTOS: 14 Most Beautiful Libraries In The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Libraries are one sight that we will never tire of seeing. They are peaceful, restorative, and awe-inspiring: The perfect antidote to a day of rushing...

SunChips Bags Are Too Noisy: Yet Another Reason We Suck

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Olien

With all of the country's problems, not to mention the world's legitimate packaging problems, this is the one issue that consumers decide take into their own hands?

'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom' Makes 'Most Read' Library List

Lancaster Eagle Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Well, that's one of the most-read first-lines to come out of the Fairfield County District Library. As one of the library's most-read titles, "Chicka ...

The Most Dangerous Building On Campus

William L. Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
William L. Fox

It may astonish, but the library is, arguably, the most dangerous building on the campus map because youth, like their forever curious elders, are going to equate danger with excitement.

A Picture Of Persistence: How a Photography Collection Was Born

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

In honor of the NYPL's new exhibition, we've asked Julia Van Haaften, the curator who founded our Photography collection 30 years ago, to share the story of the collection's creation.

'Drawn In Brooklyn': How Have Picture Books Inspired You?

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sammy Perlmutter

Like her list of inspiration, Blackall's art has a patchwork quality, living somewhere between Edwardian fashion plates, Japanese woodcuts and a more colorful Chas Addams.