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Niamh Greene: Despite the Buzz of Technology, The Magic of The Library Lives on

Niamh Greene

The Library NEWS || Irish children love to read. New figures released by the Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency show that children’s authors dominated the ‘most-borrowed-from-the-library’ lists in Ireland in 2012, with kids’ books representing a whopping 46% of all books borrowed from the 336 libraries around the country. How fantastic that, despite the distractions of the Internet, the ...

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Ebooks: The Final Chapter for Libraries?

e-book The Final Chapter for Libraries

Ebooks: The Final Chapter for Libraries?. The Library NEWS || Will ebooks kill public libraries or give them a new lease of life? Nicole Kobie explores the delicate politics of lending electronic books. Click a link and gain access to a million ebooks for free. It isn’t piracy, and it isn’t a new Amazon Kindle service: it’s your local library. ...

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University of South Florida to Restore Library Hours after Student Protest

University of South Florida to Restore Library Hours after Student Protest

University of South Florida to Restore Library Hours after Student Protest. The Library NEWS || TAMPA — Students gathered outside the University of South Florida library Thursday afternoon, prepared for another night of camp-outs to demand the ability to study at all hours of the night. Melissa Garzon passed out pens, encouraging students to write letters to administrators, when news ...

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Library Budget Increases Slightly

Library Budget

Library Budget Increases Slightly. The Library NEWS | PANAMA CITY — The local library budget is set to grow by 3.1 percent in the next fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1, but don’t expect the slight increase to generate any new programs. The extra funding is partly due to the $74.1 billion state budget — the largest in Florida’s history ...

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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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