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2 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Two years ago, the Chicago Public Schools budgeted for 454 librarians. Last year, the budget called for 313 librarians, and now that number is down to 254.

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Related Topix: Lakeview (Chicago, IL), Kids, Family

5 hrs ago | Nova News Now

Canadian Library and Creative Arts award celebration in Wolfville

A celebration of a library award with live music, face painting and cake took place on Aug. 13 at the Wolfville branch and fun was had by all.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

Libraries closed, trash pick up pushed back for Labor Day

Just a reminder that Labor Day is a national holiday, so expect all banks, Post Offices and government offices to be closed on Monday.

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CBC News

While ISIS destroys, University of Toronto team battles to preserve historic texts

Colin Clarke, left, appears with the Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents team that includes Sanja Ljaskevic, Dariusz Motyka, Alia Ahmad, Xiaowei Yin and Amir Harrak.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

NorthJersey.com

Classic books and worthy new titles for young readers courtesy of North Jersey librarians

Clockwise from top left: "Harold and the Purple Crayon," I'm My Own Dog," "Stuart Little," "The Outsiders," "The Unfinished life of Addison Stone" and "When the Beat was Born."

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Related Topix: Bergen County, NJ, Family, Kids, Fort Lee, NJ

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto library subscribes to novel music idea

A screen shot of Freegal's Palo Alto Library home page, with numerous albums, songs and videos available for download.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

The Aiken Standard

FOTAS: Children, dogs read together

A serious child sits on the kennel floor with a book in his hands, and a floppy-eared puppy sits attentively by his side with a look on its face that says, 'Tell me a story, I'm all ears.'

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Related Topix: Aiken County, SC, UC Davis

The Washington Post

Library of Congress announces $200,000 in literacy prizes

Literacy organizations from Oregon to Turkey are among the winners of this year's Library of Congress Literacy Awards, announced Saturday at the National Book Festival in Washington.

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Related Topix: Sports

The Republic

Library building's storm damage worse than thought

A southwestern Indiana library director says a library building in Vincennes recently damaged by a severe thunderstorm suffered more extensive damage than initially thought.

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Related Topix: Vincennes, IN, Knox County, IN

Sat Aug 30, 2014

It's Relevant

Video: Stamford Libraries to Extend Hours

The Ferguson Library will be extending its hours of operation beginning Tuesday, September 2. The Main Branch on Broad Street will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Harry Bennett Branch, Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch, South ... (more)

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Related Topix: Stamford, CT

KSL-TV

Thousands of library cards to be issued to students

On Friday, GK Risser sat with his sons inside the Crystal Cave, a special reading room in the children's area of the Salt Lake Main Library.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Salt Lake City, UT

Times News

Penn-Kidder Library Center opens to a...

One day a couple of years ago, Barbara Franzosa sat in a restaurant in Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville, and mentioned to the owner how much she missed the public library near her former home.

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Related Topix: Albrightsville, PA

Daily Herald

Survey planned for Cook Memorial library patrons

Cook Memorial Public Library District residents will be surveyed about their library habits and their opinions of the district's facilities this month.

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Related Topix: Libertyville, IL, Vernon Hills, IL

Darlington and Stockton Times

New look for Yarm library

Stockton Council's Reuben Kench with Yarm Branch Librarian Ivan Limon looking at plans to refurbish the library.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Durham County, England

Observer

Dunkirk library to offers basic computer classes

The Dunkirk Free Library, along with public libraries in Jamestown and Olean, will offer area residents the opportunity to learn basic computer skills starting Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Dunkirk, NY

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Brooklyn Paper

Bay Ridge: Top that! Boro pols fund new roof for Bay Ridge Library

Borough President Adams and Councilman Vincent Gentile have allocated money from their capital budgets to re-top the Ridge Boulevard literature lender.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

TwinCities

St. Paul's remodeled Highland, Sun Ray libraries to open in November

In November, St. Paul bibliophiles will get reacquainted with the Highland and Sun Ray libraries, which closed a year ago for nearly $14.8 million in renovations.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN

KRVN-AM Lexington

Florida Polytechnic University Is Ditching Books

Florida's newest university spent $60 million on a state of the art library but doesn't plan on stocking it with any physical books.

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Patch.com

Someone's Stealing Suburb's Stories

The Little Free Library movement began simply in 2009 when Tod Bol wanted to pay tribute to his schoolteacher mother, an avid reader.

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Related Topix: Davison, MI, Flint, MI

Business Journal

When it comes to city services, San Antonians love their library

San Antonio Public Library officials want to make it easier for library patrons to access books, music and movies on their smartphones and tablets.

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