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2 hrs ago | Truro Daily News

Public saying goodbye to Spring Garden Memorial Library

Joanne McCarthy O'Leary, local history and genealogy librarian for 19 years, poses for a photo outside the Spring Garden Memorial Library on Tuesday.

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3 hrs ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Novel idea to issue crime tips across the borough

Librarians across the borough are making an exception for Dudley police officers and allowing them break the silence to speak about home and personal safety.

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Related Topix: West Midlands County, England, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Staffordshire County, England

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Students benefit from having NH library card

Electronic tablets and smartphones can be important learning tools for today's students, but the most versatile item available to them is the same one their parents and grandparents used: the library card.

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Dallas Morning News

Restore full funding to Dallas public libraries

Performing artist Dorayne Breedlove enacts the story "Where the Wild Things Are" with children at the Prairie Creek Branch Library in Dallas.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Opinion

Christian Science Monitor

Floating libraries take to the water

Water sports and hanging out on boats are always popular in the summer to try to cool off - now some book fans are making it easy for you to peruse a novel while you float.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What's new at the Libraries this fall

Welcome back! The MIT Libraries have been busy over your summer vacation. We've made improvements, added new resources, expanded our services, and lined up great events for the fall.

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BBC News

Lessing leaves her library to Zimbabwe

Celebrated author Doris Lessing has bequeathed her entire book collection to the city library in Harare, it's been reported.

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Related Topix: Zimbabwe, Africa, World News,

Montreal Gazette

Bolduc backtracks on 'clumsy' libraries comment

Education Minister Yves Bolduc has apologized for saying Quebec's school libraries have enough books and can handle budget cuts.

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Lansing State Journal

Book hoarders find ways to deal with collections

How many books is too many books? What makes you a book hoarder? What do you do when you have too many? In Japanese, there's a word for it: tsundoku.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

Dallas Morning News

No shushing: Irving ISD librarian teaches kids the love of reading

There aren't many wonder drugs in this earthly life, gifts that do nothing but good and that you can't get too much of.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Irving, TX, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

New York Daily News

Brooklyn Public Library launches book recommendation service

From left: librarians Deborah Markowitz, Jeff Lima, Rakisha Kearns-White, Sarah Johnson, Nomi Naeem, Sheila Schofer, Rachel Payne and Amy Mikel.

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American Library Association

United for Libraries welcomes Texas public library groups as members

Hundreds of Friends of the Library groups, Foundations and Boards of Trustees in Texas are now group members of United for Libraries, thanks to a statewide membership purchase by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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The Florida Times-Union

One of Us: Alison Pulley brings art history background to Mandarin Branch Library

Alison Pulley, left, works with Derek, 4, and Taison McGeathey, 7, during Art Club on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, held at the Mandarin Branch Library in Jacksonville.

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Related Topix: Riverside (Jacksonville, FL), Jacksonville, FL, Avondale (Jacksonville, FL), University of North Florida, Opinion

WMDT

Caroline Co. Libraries Hosting Reading Education Assistance Dog Program

CAROLINE CO., Md. - A local library is hoping to help little readers, work on their confidence, with a monthly program involving a furry friend.

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Related Topix: Caroline County, MD, Denton, MD, Federalsburg, MD

Bangor Daily News

Library without books debuts at Florida's newest college

The library opening with the first day of classes on Monday at Florida's newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs - but not a single book.

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Related Topix: Florida, Lakeland, FL, Orlando, FL

Kirriemuir Today

Funding for innovative library projects

Public libraries across the country are being given the opportunity to help future-proof their services thanks to a 200,000 funding boost from the Carnegie UK Trust.

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Related Topix: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Dunstable Today

You'll be amazed at what's on offer

Almost 5,000 children have already taken up the Summer Reading Challenge in Central Bedfordshire this year.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Bedfordshire County, England, Buckinghamshire County, England,

This is The West Country

BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

UNISON is warning Devon County Council not to let the consultation responses it received on its proposals for the future of the library service to fall on deaf ears.

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The Inter-Mountain

W.Va. goat's milk used for soaps

Marilyn Grossman has the kind of career that doesn't come with a blueprint: Along with her husband, Brad, she raises Saanen dairy goats, in part for their protein-rich milk, but mostly so the milk can be turned into natural, hand-crafted soaps they say are especially beneficial for people with allergies.

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Related Topix: Elkview, WV, Charleston, WV, Cross Lanes, WV, Marketing

Oxford Times

Parishes team up to keep librarian on the books

Councillors in Milton-under-Wychwood, Shipton-under-Wychwood and Ascott-under-Wychwood have agreed to pay more than A 7,000 between them.

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