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Library Closings

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...

When Libraries Close, Where Do All The Books Go?

The Independent | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

Libraries axed under coalition spending cuts could be resurrected in pubs, shops and GPs' surgeries if radical proposals being studied by ministers ar...

New Jersey City Preparing To Close ALL Its Libraries

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CAMDEN, N.J. — The library board in Camden, one of the nation's poorest cities, is preparing to close all three of its libraries by the end of t...

It Takes a City to Raze a Library

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

For many, libraries are the only safe haven around, and yet Boston, Massachusetts, Jacksonville, Florida, and Los Angles, California are just three of the cities considering closing libraries to deal with budget shortfalls.

Boston Public Library May Cut 10 Branches

The Boston Globe | Andrew Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Boston Public Library is considering closing up to 10 of its neighborhood branches and laying off one-quarter of its staff, cuts that would irrevo...