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1 hr ago | Business Journal

First Look: Library's new Driving Park branch opening Saturday

The Columbus Metropolitan Library will open its new Driving Park branch Saturday.


1 hr ago | OC Weekly

Do Zines Deserve a Space in OC's Public Libraries?

In 2012, Ziba Perez Zehdar re-discovered zines, those little anti-authoritarian pieces of self-published paper long printed by everyone from science fiction fans to early LGBT activists to punk rockers and the Riotgrrrls.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Orange County, CA

4 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Little libraries build community and love for books

When her son Jack Gavron heads to college in the fall, Mindy Fox will get a library.


Related Topix: Leawood, KS

4 hrs ago |

'To Kill a Mockingbird' is now an e-book

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" celebrates its 54th birthday today, and for the first time, it's available as an e-book.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, Monroeville, AL

7 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Biggest strike for decade shuts East Lancashire services

Services were disrupted across the county as several trade unions co-ordinated industrial action to take place on the same day.


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

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced birdhouse libraries promote literacy

Large, bright-colored birdhouses are being placed throughout Merced County, but they aren't meant to shelter birds; instead, they lodge children's books.


Related Topix: Merced, CA, Merced County, CA, South Dos Palos, CA, Dos Palos, CA

The Straits Times

Libraries should promote learning, not police values

On Wednesday, news of the National Library Board's withdrawal of some books was reported in the mainstream media.



Students Build Free Little Libraries in Rockford

The YMCA has teamed up with the Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Council to challenge two teams of interns to build little free libraries.


Related Topix: Rockford, IL

Fort Morgan Times

Poetry: One typewriter key at a time

Type Riders II Amy Tingle, left, and Maya Stein write poems on their typewriters using the phrase "jump for joy" as their inspiration and titles.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Fort Morgan, CO

Evanston Review

Evanston Library loses friend and innovator

Children's librarian Gay Catherine "Gigi" Galich was an innovator behind many of the Evanston Public Library's popular programs.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

Public sector workers strike over pay, pensions and cuts

North Finchley library worker Cathy Yilmaz, is joined by fellow public sector workers outside North Finchley Library this morning Library staff, binmen and teaching assistants are among dozens of public sector workers taking part in a day of strike action over pay, pensions and cuts today.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, Hertfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Essex County, England, World News


Court revives librarian's sexual harassment claim

A Minnesota appeals court has revived a sexual harassment claim filed by a library administrator in Wabasha County District Court.


The Star Press

No more interlibrary loan for Daleville

Trying to read every last book in an extensive series, or hoping to find a nonfiction volume that's not on the shelves at the Daleville Community Library? Unfortunately, patrons of the Daleville library don't have the option of requesting materials through the interlibrary loan program anymore.


Related Topix: Daleville, IN, Social Software, Yorktown, IN

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Northwest News and Tribune

Local libraries offer chance to win $500

BRANDON – Library patrons are being urged to “Take Flat Andy with you!” for a chance to win a $100 or $500 prize.


Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, Tampa, FL


Minneapolis Police Need Public's Help Investigating 'Little Library' Arson

Minneapolis Police are asking for the public's help to find out who set fire to a "little library" on July 6. "Little libraries" look similar to mailboxes.


Prescott Valley Tribune

Are libraries obsolete?

Trib Photo/Sue Tone Prescott Valley mother Janine Smith and daughter Erika, 12, visit the PV Library every two weeks, and have since Erika was a baby.


Related Topix: Prescott Valley, AZ

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Ribbon to be cut July 16 for Franklin County's first Little Free Library

Franklin County's first Little Free Library, sponsored by Conococheague Institute in Welsh Run, will open with a ribbon cutting July 16. The library, measuring four square feet, is located in the back yard of a home at 11810 Mercersburg Road, Mercersburg, at the crossroads of Pa.


Related Topix: Franklin County, PA, Mercersburg, PA, McKean, PA, Opinion

Mt. Airy News

Mount Airy Library opens Meet the Authors series

The Mount Airy Public Library opened its Meet the Author luncheon series on Monday featuring local writer Tom Perry, who spoke about his book, "A Dinky Railroad."


Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC

Laughing Squid

Footage of The New York Public Library Book Ops Sorting Center Filmed by a Drone

"Flying Around Book Ops" is a short video by photographer Nate Bolt featuring drone footage of the massive book sorting center in Queens, New York that provides material for the 150 branches of the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries .


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY

Financial News & Daily Record

Libraries seek $3 million budget increase from city

After several consecutive years of budget reductions, the Jacksonville Public Library has submitted to the mayor's office a request for more than $3 million in the 2014-15 budget compared to last year's budget.


Related Topix: Duval County, FL