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Alphabet partners with local library to deliver books to students

Schools and libraries have been closed for months, but some kids aren’t going to get away with playing video games all summer. Kelly Passek -- a middle school librarian in Montgomery County, Virginia -- is sending out summer reading via drones. After... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2020-06-12 18:18:26 UTC ]
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You can now rent BBQ grills from Finnish libraries thanks to COVID-19

Even before the pandemic, Finnish libraries were usually more versatile than most libraries around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed hundreds of millions of people’s lives in countless ways since it went global in February of this year. Working from home quickly became a norm, online... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2020-05-27 07:20:21 UTC ]
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How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter in place orders throughout the country haven’t just brought the economy to a grinding halt, but frozen civic infrastructure as well. Sure, water still flows from our taps, police and firefighters are still on the job, but your local library l... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2020-05-11 15:00:59 UTC ]
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Sonos can now stream free audiobooks from your local library

Even if social distancing has helped you to achieve the nigh impossible task of watching your entire Netflix queue, there’s still a trove of media to consume. Sonos has teamed up with OverDrive -- makers of the audiobook lending app Libby -- to let c... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2020-04-30 14:37:36 UTC ]
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20 of the Best Free Kindle Books You Can Read in Isolation

These twenty great free Kindle books are available to read free on your Kindle through Prime, Unlimited, sales, or your local library's ebook collection. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-15 10:35:32 UTC ]
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PSA: Enjoy free digital movies, audiobooks, and more through your local library

Your local library might have closed its physical doors, but its digital holdings are still open to the public—and at all hours.Free loans on ebooks, movies, audiobooks, and magazines represent just one aspect of your library’s offerings for enrichment. Your library might also let you read... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2020-04-08 10:00:00 UTC ]
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LinkedIn’s SlideShare is a vast emporium for pirated e-books. Authors are paying the price

From bestsellers to textbooks, stolen content is easily found on a 14-year-old hosting service operated by Microsoft’s social network. Mid-level writers are hurt the most. If you want to purchase a copy of The Institute, Stephen King’s latest novel about supernatural kids, you could find it at... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2020-01-15 13:00:52 UTC ]
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Article saying libraries should be replaced by Amazon meets with resounding opposition

Public libraries should be replaced by Amazon stories, argued Panos Mourdoukoutas in an article published on Forbes’ website Saturday. "At the core, Amazon has provided something better than a local library without the tax fees," wrote Mourdoukoutas, an economics professor at Long Island... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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My reading life

Vaseem Khan’s life changed after discovering the the local library as a child—and now he hopes to inspire others through his Quick Reads contribution. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Your local library’s ebooks will now show up in Google searches

Google has made life a little easier for those who like to check out ebooks from their local library. Now, when you search for a book through Google, results for libraries near you that carry that ebook will show up along with outlets where you can... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2017-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hay residents given extension to save library

Residents in Hay-on-Wye have been given longer to find an alternative to funding their local library after a deadline passed yesterday (31st October). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries and schools need free author visits, so I set up YA Shot

Cuts to library funding in schools and community mean author visits are a luxury that only some can afford, that’s why author Alexia Casale founded the YA Shot festival and programme to partner libraries and schools for author visits – here’s how your library system can apply to be part of YA... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Alaska parents call for James Dawson book ban

James Dawson has spoken of his frustration that a group of parents in Alaska are trying to get his non-fiction YA title This Book is Gay banned from the local library, saying there are some “hate-filled people in this world”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Moran condemns 'weepingly few books' in local library

Caitlin Moran has written about austerity and libraries in her column for the Times Magazine in which she has said libraries are being starved of funding so they will become "weak mutant ghosts." Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kestrel memoir to Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury has signed a memoir from Richard Hines, whose experiences training kestrels as a boy inspired his brother Barry's 1968 novel, A Kestrel for a Knave. Hines grew up in Hoyland Common, a mining village in south Yorkshire, close to the ruins of Tankersley Hall where he discovered nesting... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Price Transparency as Sales Strategy

Over the past few semesters the University of Kansas Bookstore and a growing number of independent college stores have begun taking advantage of the way students comparison shop for textbooks by sharing their competitors’ prices on their own store’s Web sites and/or pricing books dynamically... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pew study: library patrons largely unaware of ebook offerings

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 62 percent of respondents didn't know whether or not their local library had ebooks. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter ebook loaners coming to your Kindle, if you're Primed

Amazon will never run out of copies of Harry Potter ebooks from its Lending Library. Thanks to a new agreement with Pottermore, on June 19th the entire seven-book collection will be among the 140,000 plus you can grab, provided, of course, that you're an Amazon Prime member. If you've forked... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2012-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle Library Lending program

Last April, Amazon announced the Kindle Library Lending program would let Kindle users borrow books from more than 11,000 U.S. libraries. Today, the program officially launched at all participating libraries. Users can search their local library's website, and when they find a book, they can... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon opens digital lending across US

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 12:05 Amazon has made books for the Kindle available across 11,000 local libraries in the United States. Customers can search for books on their local library's website and choose a book to borrow. Once selected, customers can choose... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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