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The WHO Library || Library and Information Networks for Knowledge

WHO Library

The Library News || The WHO Library is the world’s leading library on public health. It provides access to knowledge from WHO as well as to other sources of scientific literature produced around the world. WHO Library resources and expertise also provide scientific evidence and knowledge to low- and middle- income countries through a set of low-cost/high-use initiatives. Networks and ...

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Upper Dublin, Wissahickon Valley public libraries partner for library card signup program

Library card

The Library News || Local library visitors can check out a lot more than just books this month when they sign up for a library card. The Upper Dublin and Wissahickon Valley public libraries are partnering for the fourth annual “September is Library Card Sign Up Month” program, which offers new and current cardholders significant discounts at local businesses during ...

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Imagination Library aims to spark a love of reading in KC-area children


The Library NEWS ||   The choo-choo train story made 3-year-old Katelyn Sims giggle and wiggle and squeal. She was having a great time in her mother Elisha Sims’ lap as Mom read Watty Piper’s “The Little Engine That Could” to the toddler. “I think I can. I think I can,” Sims read. Two weeks ago, the book had arrived by ...

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Does The Library Of The Future Have Books?

digital library

The Library NEWS || — 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


The Library NEWS || — 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

Overduo Book

The Library NEWS || — 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

British Library reading room

The Library NEWS ||, 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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