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Announcement: Bullying -- The American Association of University Women, Bridgeport branch will hold a general meeting and presentation, open to the public on Sunday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the main library. Sandra Vonniessen-Applebee from the Hamden Anti-Defamation League will address ...
Patrons with late fines can clear them by donating canned or nonperishable food items to Martin County Library System sites during regular hours of operation April 2-8. Donations will be given to House of Hope, a nonprofit agency that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and other services ...
Cuomo's stance on libraries as proposed in his budget for 2018 -- once again he has dissed libraries by reducing both state library aid and the Public Library Capital Aid program. libraries are part of New York's education system, chartered by the Regents, under Education Law and Regulations, and ...
MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University Libraries' Laws of Illinois website has been officially recognized as a Bicentennial Project by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission. The application for project recognition was supported by Macomb Mayor Mike Inman and the McDonough County ...

The best-selling author and inspiration behind the new show "Instinct" has increased his annual donations for classroom libraries from $1.75 million to $2 million. Scholastic Inc. said Monday that Patterson is distributing 4,000 gifts of $500 each to teachers around the country, from Mechanic Falls, ...
"We thought an only-female author library would be such an incredible opportunity," said Sky Friedlander, 27, director of The Strand's Books by the Foot, which creates custom book collections for commercial spaces, personal libraries and even TV shows, such as "Saturday Night Live." "I've curated a lot ...
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. The best-selling author has increased his annual donations for classroom libraries from $1.75 million to $2 million. Scholastic Inc. told The Associated Press on Monday, March 19, 2018, that Patterson ...
David Morris, who writes extensively about libraries, says public libraries are uniquely American. Europe long had subscription libraries. But the residents in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in the early 1800s, decided their library should be taxpayer funded with anyone of any income allowed access, ...
Gwinnett County libraries will host programs on the histories of the Centerville and Sugar Hill communities this week, offering residents a chance to maybe get answers to the name questions. Both history programs are free for Gwinnett County residents, or anyone else who loves history, to attend.
Librarians and library supporters are urged to visit the ALA Washington Office's Action Center, and check the ALA's Fund Libraries page. There you can track whether your representative has signed the FY2019 letters, see your representative's history of support for libraries, and access other resources.
Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to several free story times to celebrate National Save a Spider Day, Wednesday, March 14. Peter O'Brien, author of the book "What Are You Doing Up There, You Spider?" and Louise I. Lynch, entomologist and science educator, will share O'Brien's book as well as ...
The “Libraries Rock” adult reading program runs from March 12 to April 27, an extra week this year because Jana Kehn, adult services librarian, has arranged for a fun wrap-up party. The first event Blarney Stone Sip and Paint Rock Painting Party will have great eats and green drinks, but won't cost any ...
NORMAL – Bloomington and Normal libraries are looking to get local children more excited about reading. The two libraries are partnering with Unit 5 and District 87 to get library cards to mail the cards to local grade school students who don't already have one. Normal Public Library Outreach Librarian ...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the county budget for fiscal year 2018-19 at its weekly meeting on Monday, but not before getting an earful from the public about the importance of public libraries. "I don't know how you got to this point, but if in your heart you feel that ...
The Bettendorf Public Library will host two music events March 15 at the library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Local musician Don Mitchem will perform at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Community Connections program series. The monthly series features lectures and performances that focus on local topics.

The internship was part of a program offered by the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, a Chicago-based association of libraries, universities and archival institutions, including the University of Chicago. The consortium members hold collections related to African-American and African diasporic culture, ...
Pima County Public Libraries have a unique approach to helping those who are new to the city and country. Librarians are helping immigrants and refugees from all over the world adapt to U.S. Culture by helping their degrees earned overseas recognized here in America. Henri Nzeyimana was born in ...
Take that away and virtually all federal support for public libraries disappears. While the institute doesn't represent a massive amount of money—by one accounting, its $230 million was 0.006 percent of the federal budget in 2016—it has been crucial for sustaining libraries, especially those in struggling ...
More than a quarter of libraries in East Sussex will close, county councillors have agreed. Following a 12 week public consultation, the cabinet approved officers' recommendation to shut seven of 24 libraries and provide a "sustainable library service" while saving £653,000. Petitions against the closures ...
WUWM's Marti Mikkelson parses the recent primary election for Wisconsin Supreme court with Marquette Law professor Ed Fallone. Then, learn how libraries are evolving to include much more than books, records, and microfiche. We get some advice from the Danish on how to be content during a long ...
To survive in the digital age and stay relevant, public libraries have adapted and embraced both the physical and virtual. ... The libraries in Butler County are: Andover Public Library, Augusta Public Library, Douglass Public Library, El Dorado's Bradford Memorial Library, Leon Public Library, Potwin Public ...
The libraries at three elementary and one junior high school in Naperville School District 203 will be renovated for new uses this summer. For the past several years, District 203 has transformed outdated school libraries across the district into 21st century learning commons, where furniture can be adjusted ...
The promotion took place on three platforms: First, there are the physical programs themselves, aimed at bringing people into multiple libraries within the system for fun, education and discussion. Then there's the online campaign, which highlighted library users' own stories and shared a multitude of ...
CAPITAL REGION -- The Argyle Free Library is among some local libraries that have run into an issue with book donations. It's not that they don't have enough. Just the opposite, actually. “The record donation has created a slight problem though . . . the building cannot support the weight of so many books,” ...
Beyond the stacks, public libraries have always been community spaces, creating an ideal environment to provide valuable programs and services for all individuals. As with every age, older adults face new challenges each day. Libraries in the Fox Cities create opportunities and offer resources aimed to ...
Library Journal late last week released its 2018 Budget Survey—which shows mixed news for libraries nationwide. The good news: overall, library budgets are continuing to increase slightly. The not so good news, uncertainty over federal funding, and tax reform are raising concerns. According to LJ's Lisa ...
Take that away and virtually all federal support for public libraries disappears. While the institute doesn't represent a massive amount of money—by one accounting, its $230 million was 0.006 percent of the federal budget in 2016—it has been crucial for sustaining libraries, especially those in struggling ...
Services at Welsh public libraries are declining as the number of paid staff falls, figures have shown. Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) figures reveal full-time paid staff fell from 1,112 in 2012-13 to 890 in 2016-17 - a 20% drop. Meanwhile, the number of volunteers increased ...
Missouri Universities' Libraries Move to Digital Collections. University libraries across Missouri and Kansas are spending more of their budgets on online resources and subscriptions, as well as prioritizing facility space for people and computers instead of books. Feb. 21, 2018, at 5:34 p.m.. Missouri Universities' Libraries ...
The Henry County Public Library System recently announced its fourth year of a partnership with the Food Pantry of Henry County, a cooperative venture that benefits the community, the food pantry and library customers. Through Feb. 28, the five library branches will encourage visitors to donate ...
For many years, okay, many decades, I worked in public libraries. It was work that I loved and in which I believed, beyond the day to day aspect of supporting myself and my family. One of the pieces of public library work that I was always particularly proud of was the role libraries have played in the history of ...
“We hear a lot about the haves and the have nots and libraries are a great way to close that gap,” El Rito Library Director Lynett Gillette said to the Rio Arriba County Commission, Jan. 25. She's holding a mineral used during the Curiosity Cabinet Kids program, which teaches third-through-sixth graders ...
When we have the materials people want to read, people use the libraries.” But it's one of only two metro libraries that borrows some of the books it lends out. Gwinnett County is the other, and it plans to spend $50,000 this year on leased books, after spending $65,700 in its first year, in 2017. Michelle Grice ...
Yvonne F. Reff believes a new service that allows north country libraries to recycle hardcover books could help prevent thousands from being tossed into a landfill. Ms. Reff, the executive director of the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, said it joined a pilot program offered by the Development Authority of ...
“Some things don't get checked out over years and years and years so they get transferred out there,” said Travis Willmann, communications coordinator for UT Libraries. “It's impossible to not do something with the books, to move them off-site so we can have room on campus for students who want to study ...
If you're looking for ways to make the most of yours, let Worthington Libraries help. To make the process as painless as possible, we offer a suite of tax services to help you through the tax season. Although changes from the IRS mean the large selection of tax forms many expect to find at libraries no longer ...
A few years ago, Cobb County took a big bet on baseball in the form of a substantial investment in the development of SunTrust Park. Many citizens were displeased at the deal, concerned about how much of their tax money was going to subsidize the move; longtime Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee ...
The Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge was open to all Vanderbilt students and organized by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, in conjunction with the Wild Bunch Fund, Design for America, the Wond'ry and DIVE (Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience). “We were astounded by all the ...
Local libraries are gearing up for their annual chess tournaments. Slots are open in both the junior and senior divisions. The junior division is kindergarten through grade 4; the senior division is grades 5 to 8. First- and second-place winners will move on to the countywide finals, hosted by the Westmoreland ...
Do you want to learn about journaling to keep yourself organized? Learn more about journaling at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31. Gloria Miller will help participants experiment with various resources and writing exercises. The class if free. Registration is required. To register, call 330-832-9831 ext. 312 or ...
ST. LOUIS- You can't check out books nor use the computers at all 17 St. Louis public libraries. The libraries has had power outages since Thursday night at 5:30 p.m., and they don't know when it will be restored. All locations will still be open at their normal hours. Due to an AT&T network outage at all of ...
If Deerfield middle school students were designing their own libraries, they would probably have the relaxed vibe of a coffee shop or the look of a sleek computer store. "When I asked the kids what they wanted their library to be like, they said, take Starbucks and an Apple store and mesh the two together," ...
The Week in Libraries: January 26, 2018. Among the headlines this week: ALA names an executive director; Facebook's flawed plan to fix the fake news problem; and check out some of the best pics from the annual library "shelfie" day. by Andrew Albanese and Annie Coreno |. Jan 26, 2018 ...
Ten north country libraries now have access to high-speed fiber optic internet services thanks to federal discounts on telecommunications services. The Depauville Free Library in Jefferson County was one of the first 10 locations to go live with its new fiber optic connection on Jan. 9. Library Director Karen ...
As the Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System, I know this cut will hurt rural libraries. After a decade of underfunding libraries, the Governor's most recent cuts bring library funding to 2002 levels. Yet libraries are now operating in a technology landscape that requires high levels of expertise and ...
We've probably all heard the predictions, that in the current disruptive internet and digital age, traditional public libraries don't have much of a future. They've heard it too, but instead of panicking, they've adapted and modified their mission. Public libraries in Nebraska are changing their focus and ...
This cartoon by Chris Obrion went viral on social media in 2015 when the Library Journal posted it to its Facebook page. Although originally created for The Roanoke Times, which re-ran it last year alongside an editorial by the president of the Roanoke Public Library Foundation, I actually saw it earlier this ...
It may be an hourlong drive to the nearest Barnes and Noble, but that doesn't mean Dubois County residents can't expand their libraries closer to home. Throughout the county, Friends of the Library groups host used book sales that allow patrons to purchase cheap books — $1 for a hardback and $.50 for a ...


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