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52 min ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn Public Library approves $52 million sale of...

The sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to real estate developer the Hudson Companies for $52 million was approved Tuesday evening at the library's board meeting. BPL has said the sale of the desirable Heights site is a method to finance systemwide renovations, improve service and create new housing .


5 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Millennials still checking out public libraries

Public libraries remain popular with millennials, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center Internet Project. It may come as a surprise to those of a certain age group, but millennials are more likely than their elders to say important information is not available on the Internet.


9 hrs ago | Staffordshire Newsletter

Inspired by the Great British Bake Off? Then head to Staffordshire libraries, says council boss

STAFFORD, Stone and Rugeley folk hooked on the Great British Bake Off are being urged to rush to borrow cook books from Staffordshire libraries. The BBC show starring renowned baker Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have been serving up a feast of drama in the competition.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Staffordshire County, England

13 hrs ago | KNDU

Prosser Library to Relocate Until Remodeling Project is Done

Tuesday is the last day the library at 902 7th St. in Prosser is open to the public until remodeling is done. Mid-Columbia Libraries' Prosser Branch is temporarily moving to 364 Chardonnay Ave. suites 5 and 6 on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Prosser, WA

17 hrs ago | Business News

Apple makes it easier to delete the new U2 album from iTunes libraries

Apple has responded to criticism of its deal to give away U2 's new album to iTunes users by making it easier for them to delete the tracks, if they don't want them. The Irish band released the album Songs of Innocence last week as a free download for iTunes users, as part of Apple's launch event for its new iPhones and Apple Watch.


Related Topix: Online Music, iPod, Apple, Startups, Dance, Spotify, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Witney Gazette

Judith Wardle: "For the sake of the libraries I hope this works."

Oxfordshire County Council is now rolling out plans to save costs by having 21 of the county's libraries run with the help of volunteers. County councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, the cabinet member for cultural and community services, said the volunteering model would be introduced in all the libraries by January.


Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England,

Farmington Daily Times

Former Farmington library employee arraigned on charges of child sex abuse

A former Farmington Public Library employee is expected to be arraigned in district court next week on four counts of criminal sexual contact of a child, a second-degree felony. Mark Wolf, 56 of Farmington, was arrested on Aug. 6 after being accused of molesting his 10-year-old biological son over a period of at least two years, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.


Related Topix: Farmington, NM

New York Daily News

Many Bronx libraries in need of repair

The Kingsbridge Library underwent a renovation several years ago. But many library facilities in the Bronx are old and in need of repair and expansion, according to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future.


Park Record

Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple is releasing a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPod, Eugene, OR

It's Relevant

Video: $10,000 Awarded to Bring 3D Printer & Classes to Libraries

A 3D Printer will be making its way to the South Norwalk Library thanks to a grant from AT&T. "For us, our emphasis has been on innovation, technology and education and this really brings all of that together," said Harry Carey, Director of External Affairs for AT&T Connecticut.


WNYC-AM New York

New York Libraries Need $1.1 Billion For Repairs

New York City's aging library branches need more than $1 billion to fix a range of issues, including failing mechanical equipment, leaky roofs and overburdened electrical systems. The report notes that more than half of the city's 207 library buildings are 50 years old, adding that the deterioration of the buildings has caused extensive service disruptions.


Jacksonville Daily News

Home-school fair links students, resources

Local school representatives gathered at the Onslow County Public Library this week to learn more about teaching in the household.


Related Topix: Onslow County, NC, Education, Home Schooling, Jacksonville, NC

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Montgomery library system to begin cutting hours

Funding cuts and an increased access to digital materials have prompted the Montgomery City-County Public Library system to begin cutting back operating hours. The Montgomery Advertiser reports most library branches will be closed on weekends beginning in October and all of them will start closing earlier on some weekdays.


'Miss Brooks' Story Nook' by Barbara Bottner: Adorable picture book about books

"Miss Brooks' Story Nook " by Barbara Bottner and illustrated by Michael Emberley is a picture book that will be equally loved by kids and librarians. The librarian is a fabulous character.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

Blaze-hit art school is boosted by book donations

Almost one-quarter of the books that were destroyed in the calamitous fire at the Glasgow School of Art have been replaced by national and international donors. Almost one-quarter of the books that were destroyed in the calamitous fire at the Glasgow School of Art have been replaced by national and international donors.


Marin Independent Journal

College of Marin library joins county's book sharing network

The College of Marin has joined the countywide library network, expanding access to books and other resources for both the college's students and faculty, and for library users throughout Marin. The Marin Automated Resources and Information Network, or MARINet, started in 1991 as a sharing system between city and county libraries allowing them to combine resources.


Analysis: Provincial calculation shortchanges Calgary's public libraries

The Tory government gives grants to public libraries on a per-person formula, one which doesn't count anyone born in Alberta or moved here since 2010 as persons. In Canada's fastest-growing province - and the only one where fees for library memberships are common - it has left cities and towns to pick up slack to operate libraries that serve thousands more users every year.


Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Handmade violins

Franklin County Library Director Lisa Lawrence proudly shows off a display of violins made by hand by local woodcrafter James Rhea.


@ the Guernsey County Library It's Library Card Sign-up Month

September is that great time of year when the air is crisp, sunshine is plentiful and we begin to look forward to the holidays. And it's even more special because of the fact that it is Library Card Sign-up Month! Many of us have been cardholders for years and already understand the great benefits that we receive.


Related Topix: Guernsey County, OH, Opinion

Thetelegraphand Argus

Jevara Britton, aged nine, reading one of the books that were given away at Holme Wood library

A Bradford library was chosen as one of 200 libraries across the country to host a big book giveaway as part of Save the Children's national literacy campaign. The event, held on Saturday at Holme Wood library, was part of a scheme to encourage parents to read with their children and develop a love of books from an early age.