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1 hr ago | Montreal Gazette

Quebec investing nearly $19 million in public libraries

Quebec Culture Minister HA©lA ne David announced on Thursday that 172 libraries will receive financial aid to help them purchase new material for their collections.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

Weekly Packet

Beatrix Gates blurs the line between life and art

Beatrix Gates sits at her kitchen table in Brooksville and muses on the act and art of writing.


Related Topix: Brooksville, ME, Painting, Arts, Penobscot, ME, Poetry

Journal Gazette

Indiana Tech library awarded $10,000 LSTA grant

Indiana Tech has received a $10,000 grant to integrate mobile technology into McMillen Library to foster lifelong learning among students.



Download a great read this summer from Merthyr Tydfil libraries

Readers can download free e-books and e-zines from local libraries - as long as they are a member of a library in Wales Merthyr Tydfil Library is reminding readers that they can download free e-books and e-zines from local libraries - as long as they are a member of any library in Wales.


Related Topix: Merthyr Tydfil County, Wales, World News, United Kingdom

Canada NewsWire

TNT Lands Rights to Lionsgate's Hunger Games and Divergent Franchises

Under the agreement, TNT will become the first basic cable network with access to all four Divergent films at the same time.


South County Spotlight

It's take a book, leave a book at little libraries across town - Thursday, 21 August 2014 01:00

As a girl growing up in North Portland, Zahler had a goal to read every book at her local library.


Related Topix: Tualatin, OR, Metzger, OR

Northern Michigan News

Reed City Area District Library to ask voters for millage again

Voters in Osceola County recently turned down a millage and bond proposal that would have supported the newly formed Reed City Area District Library.


Related Topix: Reed City, MI, Osceola County, MI

City Pages

NorthernMNer breaks down his viral 'libraries not libertarians' Ferguson tweet

A teacher poses outside the Ferguson Public Library, where she's organizating educational activities for kids whose classes were canceled as a result of the unrest there.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO


Committee OKs Brown's choice for state librarian

A state Senate committee has approved Gov. Jerry Brown's choice for state librarian, after initial concerns about the appointee's qualifications.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Dogs help young readers learn skills with a friend

A Detroit program pairs young kids with a four-legged reading buddy in the hopes that they'll gain confidence in their reading skills.


The Item

Donated books bolster classroom libraries

Hillsdale School District teachers had the opportunity to add to their classroom libraries.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

O-R Online

Citizens Library gets clean audit

Gary Kissinger, a certified public accountant with the Washington-based firm, said the library passed its 2013 audit with an unmodified opinion, meaning the auditors found no discrepancies or misstatements in its financial statements.


Related Topix: Washington, PA

The Now Newspaper

Looking to get 'cozy'? Surrey Libraries has you covered

Getting cozy doesn't necessarily mean slipping into a Snuggie and 100 per cent wool socks by the fire.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Knitting, Recipes, Chicago, IL

Psychology Today

Think Libraries Don't Matter? Think Again

There is a growing chorus of critics who argue that public libraries are no longer needed, and they are fueling efforts to cut public funding of libraries.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad

With History, Traktor DJ Just Became Perfect Mobile DJ Solution

With a mind-boggling amount of music released daily, the DJ might be more important than ever.


Related Topix: Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Saginaw libraries hosting back-to-school bingo giveaway

Though the weather outside was rainy on Tuesday, Aug. 19, children and families filed inside the Wickes Library, 1713 Hess in Saginaw, for an event called back-to-school bingo.


Related Topix: Saginaw, MI

Redmond Reporter

Search continues for new King County Library System director

The search committee met this week to select the candidates it will invite for interviews, which will take place mid-September.


Related Topix: King County, WA, Redmond, WA

CBC News

New open library network with a twist starts up in St. John's

Elling Lien, former editor of The Scope, started up Open Bookshelves using the publications boxes as locations for the open-network library.


Related Topix: Canada,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Chronicle Live

Campaigners celebrating after library is saved from closure

R Cynthia Campbell, James Mackenzie, Angela Mackenzie and Lesley Middlemiss who have helped fight the closure of High Heaton Library High Heaton Library in Newcastle was facing closure after council cuts to the library service in 2012 put it under threat.


The City Wire

Fort Smith library officials talk budget cuts following millage election loss

At the first Fort Smith Library Board of Trustees meeting following the failed millage increase election on Aug. 12, the board and management of the library are expecting budget cuts for the 2015 fiscal year.


Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR