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Nearly 50,000 items up for grabs at 40th annual Friends of Bay County Libraries Used Book Sale

John VanLooy is rooting through books ready to be sold at the Friends of the Bay County Libraries' upcoming used book sale.


Related Topix: Bay County, MI, Bay City, MI

6 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Editorial: The time has come to better fund our Dallas libraries

Management took out the red pens and started slashing. People lost their jobs, and services from street repairs to parks to libraries were cut deeply.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBC News

Halifax libraries go digital with health information

Lara Killian of Capital Health and library database manager Dave MacNeil came up with a new digital health pamphlet system for Halifax Public Libraries.


Related Topix: Canada,

Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama

Approving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. consumers "unlock" their cellphones, rather than having them remain linked to specific service providers.


Related Topix: Cellphones, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

Business Journal

San Antonio rolling out new 'digital library'

San Antonio Public Library officials on Thursday launched the first five installations of its Digital Library Project throughout the city.


Evesham Journal

Summer reading challenge launched

BOOKWORMS are being encouraged to bury their head in a good book with the launch of this year's summer reading challenge.


Lansing State Journal

Capital Area District Libraries seeks renewal of millage, says it's doing more with less

Leaders at the Lansing area's library system would like patrons to know they have succeeded at doing more with less over the past three years.


Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Ingham County, MI, Haslett, MI, Okemos, MI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Capital murder defendant: 'I'm suffering actual injury' over lacking jail law library

Calvert presented a wide varsity of motions to the court. These motions included a request for photographs of evidence collected from Calvert's possession such as a red and white target, a personal safe and other items.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Health

The Victoria Advocate

Libraries should drop jail policies

This has disturbing implications for both how the library protects its publicly funded collection and the negative perception created by issuing warrants for readers' arrest.


Related Topix: Copperas Cove, TX, Killeen, TX

Lincoln exhibit visits the Kennewick branch of the Mid Columbia Libraries

Jordan Perkins, 9 of Richland, wears a Lincoln hat Thursday as she reads about Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit at the Kennewick branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries.


Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA

Courier News

Love of baseball, libraries leads Rutgers grad to HallLove of...

Love of baseball, libraries leads Rutgers grad to Hall Matt Rothenberg is the manager of the A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center Check out this story on Matt Rothenberg, who received a master's degree in library and information science from Rutgers' School of Communication and Information in 2009, is the ... (more)


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Cooperstown, NY

Sentinel & Enterprise

Ashburnham library trustees seek help in director search

Library trustees are looking for a town resident to serve on a search committee to select a new library director, following last week's resignation of longtime director Cheryl Paul-Bradley, who is still being investigated for her handling of library funds.


Related Topix: Ashburnham, MA, Marlborough, MA


The future of libraries

As technology progresses, and more and more reading tools shift to an online model, libraries continue to see a decreasing book circulation - but doesn't mean they're facing a drop in demand.


Related Topix: La Crosse, WI, Holmen, WI

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Officials promise September ribbon-cuttings for new libraries

Brittney Lohmiller / Savannah Morning News - Colin McWhirter applies a joint compound to the drywall inside of the new Garden City library July 17. The new library will house more than 37,000 books and magazines, 40 computers, children's spaces and study rooms.


Related Topix: Garden City, GA, Chatham County, GA, Energy, Whitemarsh Island, GA

WCHS-TV Charleston

Little Free Libraries Aim To Improve Literacy, Build Community

Five years ago, a small effort started in Wisconsin that's now grown into a global movement.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV

County libraries develop three-year strategic plan

The county's library system is charting a course for the future and has developed a new three-year plan to help the libraries better serve county patrons over the next three years.


Sheffield Telegraph

Sheffield libraries saved from closure

Protests were held across the city when the council said it needed to save A 1.67m from the libraries budget because of Government spending cuts.


Related Topix: South Yorkshire County, England, Derbyshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Surrey readers' love of thrillers fuelling a big rise in ebook loans from county libraries

Surrey County Council said this week that the number of ebooks borrowed from its libraries in the first six months of this year climbed to 29,390, compared to 15,267 for the same period in 2013.


Related Topix: Jack Reacher, Celebrities, Tom Cruise

AME Info

AUB Libraries joins US libraries to create a digital library of over 100,000 Arabic volumes

The American University of Beirut Libraries have joined Arabic Collections Online , a five-year project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi that aims to digitize and make accessible worldwide over 100,000 volumes of Arabic content.


Related Topix: World News, American University, Middle East, Lebanon, New York University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bombala Times

Libraries put family history on display

TO mark the centenary of Australia's involvement in World War 1, Monaro Regional Librar-ies and local family history volunteers will hold a special photographic exhibition at Bombala Library during Family History Month in August.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy