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Does The Library Of The Future Have Books?

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The Library NEWS || Forbes.com — Remember that warm feeling you used to get when you walked into a library? The feeling that you were surrounded by books and reading lamps and wood-block furniture softened from decades of reader use. Do you love that feeling? Me, too. Well, here’s hoping that you can get that same feeling from QR codes, ...

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Library Patrons Get Surprise Treat From Members Of Dance Philadelphia Argentine Tango

Library Patrons Get Surprise Treat From Members Of Dance Philadelphia Argentine Tango

The Library NEWS || PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Folks at the Free Library of Philadelphia were treated to some surprise performances by members of Dance Philadelphia Argentine Tango. “I just kind of looked up and there was music and there were people twirling around on the floor! So yes, it was a great surprise. I’m not quite sure what’s going on,” ...

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Colorado Library Opens Outpost Inside Kmart

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The Library NEWS || libraryjournal.com — Like many libraries trying to do more with less, the Aurora Public Library, CO, was looking for a cost-effective way to expand its footprint in the community. What it found was a most unlikely partner. Last month, the library opened its newest satellite branch inside a local Kmart, in a 600-square foot space formerly ...

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Overdue Book Returned 41 Years Late To Ohio Library, With $299.30

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The Library NEWS ||  huffingtonpost.com — A self-proclaimed “slow reader” surprised a library in Ohio by returning an overdue book — 41 years late. Champaign County Library posted a picture to Facebook on Wednesday of the book titled “The Real Book About Snakes,” along with a note and $299.30 in cash. “Sorry I’ve kept this book so long but I’m ...

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British Library hush is broken by a row over reading room rules

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The Library NEWS || guardian.co.uk, A fierce debate on the British Library’s policy of admitting undergraduates is playing out on the pages of the London Review of Books. But should librarians throw out the ‘intruders’? A debate about the British Library‘s policy on reading room passes currently playing out in the pages of the London Review of Books brings to ...

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The Download: Digital Commons, the library of the future?

The Download: Digital Commons the library of the future

The Library NEWS || The Washington Post –   Make no mistake: Libraries aren’t just for books anymore. The D.C. Public Library debuted Digital Commons at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on G Street NW last week. The 11,000 square-foot technology center features 80 computers loaded with the latest software, a hands-on display of e-reader devices and a 3D printer. ...

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A library is not just about books: it’s also a place for the vulnerable

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The Library NEWS || The Library Campaign has accused the government of hiding the exact impact of cuts that could cause the closure of a further 400 UK libraries by 2016. As a long-term supporter of the campaign to keep libraries open, I’ve signed petitions and shared articles promoting the virtues of free access to books. I believe in the ...

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Brand Library restoration: A return to grandeur

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The Library NEWS || One year into the $9.5-million renovation and seismic retrofit of Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center, the original 1904 mansion of city father Leslie C. Brand is starting to look like itself again. Drab “popcorn” ceilings installed during the estate’s 1956 conversion to a library have been stripped away and replaced with hand-painted Victorian stencil work ...

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