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3 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

Plea for volunteers at Corsham library as staff prepare for campus move

Book lovers in Corsham are needed at the town library as staff prepare to relocate its collection to the new community campus.

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5 hrs ago | Market Rasen Mail

Library campaigners receive letter from Prime Minister's office

Campaigners who visited Downing Street as part of their fight against cuts to Lincolnshire's library service have received a response from the Prime Minister's office.

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6 hrs ago | Sthelensstar.co.uk

How the digital revolution is taking hold at St Helens' libraries

Sue Williamson, pictured far left, at the offiicial e-book launch today, with library staff and guests including the Mayor of St Helens Andy Bowden THE head of St Helens library service has described her mission to innovate and create change as she looks to drive forward its modernisation.

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8 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Vt. library bathrooms clogged by drug needles

A Vermont library is resorting to locking its public restrooms to curb a persistent problem of drug paraphernalia clogging the drains.

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9 hrs ago | Miami New Times

Library Supporters Rally to Fight $20 Million Cuts at Budget Meeting This Morning

At 9:30 this morning, the Miami-Dade County Finance Committee will meet for a first discussion on budgets for the upcoming fiscal year -- chief among them the county's beleaguered library system, which is facing a further $20 million cut without new taxes.

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11 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

PS Vita Gamers Can Download Their PSP And PSone Libraries

The PS Vita is a pretty handy handheld console if you like to take your gaming with you on the go but if you were looking for additional games to play, perhaps relive some games from the glory days of the Sony PSP and the PSone , you might be interested to learn that PS Vita owners can now download their entire PSP and PSone library, a feature ... (more)

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Related Topix: PSP, Video Games, Gadgets

15 hrs ago | Weekender

'Tyrannosaur Canyon' author eager to discover Scranton

Douglas Preston: April 25, 7 p.m., the Theater at Lackawanna College . Tickets are free with a library card from any library.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Vocal, Science, Paleontology

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBC News

Will books survive as libraries turn the page in the digital age?

"We're going to see more and more electronic books because they are easier to distribute, there are fewer book stores, and it's easier for publishers to get to their marketplace," says Ken Roberts, a specialist on library and technology issues.

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Contra Costa Times

Brentwood eyes bigger library

Are brick and mortar libraries a thing of the past? A group of Brentwood residents doesn't believe that is the case for their city.

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Related Topix: Brentwood, CA

The News and Tribune

Booting Up: Jeffersonville Township library updates to user-friendly computer system

Features of the new Jeffersonville Township Public Library computer system: Text message notifications of holds and fees Easier-to-navigate interface More search parameters and the ability to save searches Reading list of past and future books checked out Ability to register online for a library card HEADS UP All currents users' passwords will ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jeffersonville, IN, Clarksville, IN

Examiner.com

Library offers AARP driver course to save patrons money on car insurance

Seniors can save money on their auto insurance premiums by taking an AARP Smart Driver Course at their local library or community center or doing it online, since no driving is involved.

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Related Topix: Health, AARP, Greenville County, SC, Fountain Inn, SC

Asbury Park Press

Turn the page on hunger! There's still time to donate at Monmouth libraries

Time is running out to turn the page on hunger in April! Help fill the pantry shelves at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by donating food items at Monmouth County Library branches -- and participate in a free drawing to win an eReader.

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Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ

Dallas Observer

Dallas Has 'Most Poorly Funded Public Library in the United States,' Advocates Say

For a city run by a former librarian for most of the past decade, Dallas' libraries haven't gotten a lot of love.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Texas

SFGate

NH professors criticize book dump at UNH library

Some professors at the University of New Hampshire say they are appalled that the school's librarians are throwing away thousands of books to make way for a new collection.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire

WMUR-TV Manchester

Thousands of UNH library books found in dumpster

AS A PRECAUTION. THAT CRASH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. SOME PROFESSORS AT U. N. H. ARE GETTING READY TO THROW THE BOOK AT THE UNIVERSITY'S LIBRARIANS AFTER LEARNING AN EFFORT TO CLEAR SPACE ON THE SHELVES OF THE DIAMOND LIBRARY.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Forfar Today

Great book give away at local libraries

Staff from Angus Libraries are hoping to inspire more reading in local communities by giving away special books as part of World Book Night celebrations on Wednesday, April 23. 250,000 World Book Night books will be given out all over the country by a network of reading enthusiasts and institutions who particularly hope to reach part of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Tayside County, Scotland,

KTVN Reno

Washoe County Library Accepting Food for Fines

For the next week you can pay your overdue library fines with food and help the food bank at the same time.

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Patch.com

So Long, Sparkles: Minooka Library Turtle to Get New Home

The Minooka library is getting ready to say goodbye to a good pal. Sparkles the turtle, a longtime resident of the Minooka branch of the Three Rivers Public Library District, will move to a new home at the Stickney-Forest View Public Library later this month.

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Related Topix: Minooka, IL, Forest View, IL

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Earth Day celebration taking place at Ashe County Library

The Ashe County Public Library will be hosting an Earth Day celebration starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. At 4 p.m., the library will host a story walk outside, allowing children to walk and look at signs which consist of the story book's pages.

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Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Home Gardening, Home

Deseret News

See which books were most frequently challenged in American libraries in 2013

This month, the American Library Association released its 2014 State of America's Libraries report , along with the 2013 list of the top 10 most frequently challenged books.

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Related Topix: 9, Vocal, Mark Twain, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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