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  1. Snacks an added incentive for teen summer readingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Thunder Defayette, 11, enjoys his free uncorrected proof of Captive and a bag of chips in the teen zone at the Oak Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Library. The GVPL teen program, All That and a Bag of Chips, opened to younger kids this year, welcoming those aged 10 to 18 at branches across the region.

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  2. Accidental Institutional Skills, Like GenealogyRead the original story

    16 min ago | Times & Seasons

    Strange thing: Simply by working to accomplish their primary mission, large institutions develop skills and capacities somewhat or even entirely unrelated to that primary mission. So, for example, the US Army is very good at education, because it has to teach thousands of average students how to do complicated tasks like repairing a tank or hitting the right sequence of buttons to fire an advanced weapons system.

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  3. APJ Abdul Kalam 1st death anniversary: This is how the noble soul...Read the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | India.com

    ... played in the party. We came up with many ideas for commemorating the occasion and finally decided to open a 100 libraries across rural India. A 100 libraries for a 100 years on earth. Kalam was very happy with the idea. We decided to begin working ...

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  4. Libraries plan to stop summer brain drainRead the original story

    41 min ago | The Advertiser News (North)

    The Sussex County Libraries are offering a variety of fun programs this August to help re-engage kids' critical thinking skills in time for school to start again. George Fischer from Picatinny Arsenal will be at the Sussex-Wantage Branch in Wantage at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to lead hands-on experiments exploring conductivity and magnetic fields, and to talk about the cool science behind liquid nitrogen.

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  5. RIT Grant to Digitize Cary Graphic Design ArchiveRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Printing Impressions

    ... and art communities. Established at RIT in 1969, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection is one of the country's premier libraries on graphic communication history and practices. Originally comprised of 2,300 books from the estate of Melbert B. Cary Jr., ...

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  6. Library, Thompson partner on reading programRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ReporterHerald.com

    This summer, the Thompson School District and the Loveland Public Library worked together to spark a love of reading in students enrolled the district's literacy camp.

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  7. SPLASH Consortium joins LINK+ resource sharing network to strengthen community access to informationRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Library Technology Guides automation update

    July 26, 2016 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is proud to announce the Solano Partner Libraries & St. Helena Consortium in California will join the LINK+ network, powered by Innovative's resource sharing technology.

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  8. Little library offers big ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

    ... the little library to a fence post at his house and then made more to give away and soon there were Little Free Libraries all over his community. There are now more than 40,000 of them around the world. "It was just time to get it done and I've made ...

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  9. The 21st-century LibrarianRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Book trade news from Book2book

    There's a stereotypical image of a librarian in popular culture: someone older, in thick-rimmed glasses and overly modest clothing, guarding the silence in a room full of books with all-powerful shushes. But as the internet has largely replaced brick-and-mortar libraries as the go-to resource for information gathering, librarians' purview is no longer confined to just books.

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  10. This Library's Sweet New Design Uses Ice Cream Tubs As WallsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | PSFK

    A new building in Indonesia uses cheap, durable buckets to turn an old stage into a safe space for learning Public libraries are important community spaces but they aren't always first for funding. However, Dutch architecture firm Shau is helping to create a series of micro-libraries in Indonesia, the first of which ingeniously uses ice cream tubs.

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  11. Longtime Schaumburg library trustee Miller diesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    Debby Miller of Hoffman Estates, who served as one of the guiding trustees of the Schaumburg Township District Library for more than four decades, died Saturday at the age of 78. "She was a strong advocate for libraries not only in Schaumburg Township, but across the nation," said Anita Forte-Scott, the vice president of the library board, who served with Miller for a decade. During her time on the library board, Miller also had various roles with agencies such as the North Suburban Library System and American Library Association.

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  12. Whitby Public Library earns top marks in citizen satisfaction surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | DurhamRegion.com

    A customer satisfaction survey by the Town in May found that 89 per cent of residentsn are either satisfied or very satisfied with services provided by Whitby Public Library. Communications engagement librarian Erin Anderson picked out some books from the shelves. July 21, 2016.

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  13. Centennial commemoration brings attention to preserving legacy of noted historian Icabod FlewellenRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Plain Dealer

    A celebration for the late African-American historian Icabod Flewellen, who would have turned 100 years old on July 6, was held at the Greg L. Reese Performing Arts Center, located within the East Cleveland Public Library. A multimedia slideshow narrated by librarian/archivist Rita Knight-Gray kicked off the event, providing an overview of Flewellen's life, and his importance to the Cleveland area.

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  14. It's Time For The Killing Joke To DieRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Film School Rejects

    While the book has been called the one of the definitive Batman and Joker stories, it has also received a large amount of criticism for its treatment of Barbara Gordon, who is paralyzed and sexually assaulted by the Joker as a means of taunting Batman. It's an opinion with which Moore seems to agree, as he has since distanced himself from the story.

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  15. Kentville creating a heaven for book lovers in converted churchRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CBC News

    ... here is so enthusiastic about it, and so are we," she said. Mathieu said, in recent years, the AVRL has upgraded libraries in Hantsport, Port Williams and Berwick, and are discussing improvements for Annapolis Royal and Bridgetown. "Six of our ...

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  16. .com | Durban woman tells of being saved by 'guardian angel' from sinking carRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News24

    Many people claim income inequality is one of the causes of social upheavals we hear about and see every day - a wrong and misleading assertion, says Phumlani Majozi . Durban - A mother of three who nearly drowned during Durban's torrential rains on Monday says she has a young "guardian angel" to thank for getting her to safety.

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  17. Local authors sought for Great Writers, Right HereRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Fauquier.com

    The Fauquier County Public Library invites local authors to the second Great Writers, Right Here - a local authors fair, Friday, Sept.

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  18. Deadline for community library contracts is extendedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Penarth Times

    ... develop young people's reading." A cabinet meeting in February, originally saw the establishment of the community libraries with a May 31 deadline for the signing of legal agreements. The main issues involve leases, transfer of assets, applications ...

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  19. Ingram Introduces Ingram Academic ServicesRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Library Technology Guides automation update

    ... and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and ...

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  20. Temporary public library opens in northern Kanawha County for 1st time since floodRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

    Nearly five years after relocating to new space at the Elkview Crossings Mall off Interstate 79, the public library for Kanawha County's Elk Valley communities is open once again temporarily in its former location along Route 119 in Big Chimney. The Elk Valley Express Library, with books, DVDs, public computers and free Wi-Fi, opened at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 4636 Pennsylvania Avenue in Big Chimney.

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