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New York City's fiscal crisis that never was

Ten months ago, Mayor Eric Adams warned of the need for “painful” cuts to the city’s budget, affecting everything from early education to trash pickup. He spoke of a looming fiscal crisis spurred by the cost of caring for tens of thousands of migrants flooding the city from the Texas... Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2024-07-02 19:33:04 UTC ]
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City’s new $112B budget undoes cuts as Adams looks to re-election

Mayor Eric Adams announced a deal on a $112 billion budget with the City Council on Friday, reversing a small but notable fraction of his unpopular cuts as he looks toward a difficult re-election bid next year.The spending plan for Fiscal Year 2025 also makes some new investments at the urging... Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2024-06-28 21:14:47 UTC ]
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The First American Union Understood The Necessity of Public Libraries and Education: Book Censorship News for June 28, 2024

In an era before public libraries and widespread public education, the first U.S. union knew their importance. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-06-28 13:00:00 UTC ]
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The Quiet Crisis Facing U.S. Public Libraries

The latest IMLS data show library visits are half what they were a decade ago—where is the response from library leaders? Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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They Came For The School Library. Now They’re At The Public Library in Escambia County, Florida

At least two books in Escambia County Public Libraries were relocated following complaints by the same person behind book bans at Escambia Schools. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-06-17 17:35:58 UTC ]
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See You At The Library, Brave Books’s Storytime, Back in 2024

Brave Books is bringing its right-wing See You at the Library Storytime events to public libraries again in August. Now is the time to prepare. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-06-10 15:54:09 UTC ]
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Hay Festival 2024

The events will showcase writers and speakers from countries in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa to UK audiences, and feature up-and-coming UK writers selected as part of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2023 list.This specially selected event series brings together our work with the... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2024-05-24 10:51:02 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: May 17, 2024

Among the week's headlines: ALA reports that library advocates stepped up for federal library funding; Alabama passes new rules for public libraries; and librarians in Montana pulled off an ice cold protest against the state library commission. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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On Politics: Eric Adams' library cuts would sever a vital lifeline

One of the great embarrassments of New York, the richest city in America, is how money can’t be found to keep public libraries open every single day.It is, truly, a matter of priorities. Other far-reaching, progressive policy proposals can come with enormous upfront costs — municipal or... Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2024-04-29 15:50:14 UTC ]
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How Public Libraries Are Targeted Right Now—It’s Not “Just” Books: Book Censorship News, March 29, 2024

The methods of destabilizing and dismantling public libraries may not look like how you think they would. Here's how it's happening right now. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-03-29 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: February 29, 2024

“At a time when books are being banned in schools and public libraries in unprecedented numbers, it’s alarming how writers have been reproached simply for signing letters that call for peace.” Maris Kreizman on the Jewish Book Council’s new initiative. | Lit Hub Politics The best book covers in... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-02-29 11:30:17 UTC ]
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For libraries, e-book lending is a new chapter – and a new challenge

The “Netflix model” of leasing e-books to public libraries is expensive, full of limitations, and potentially a boon for censorship, librarians say. It’s a growing business model that shifts power to publishers and makes access harder for patrons. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2024-02-22 16:28:54 UTC ]
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L.A. Public Library to Publish Books

The Los Angeles Public Library has become one of the few public libraries in this country with its own press. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-17 17:54:25 UTC ]
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Book Banning Will Not Stop at Schools: Book Censorship News, January 12, 2024

Public libraries need to prepare for what's happening at school libraries to happen to them. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-12 11:40:00 UTC ]
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Another Round of Public Library Bomb Threats

Minnesota public libraries have had a wave of bomb threats called in over the last week, closing institutions early & increasing fear. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-11 14:27:23 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: January 9, 2024

“I took refuge in the public libraries early and began a life-long love affair with them, one which has sustained me ever since.” Stephen McCauley’s love letter to the places that made him a writer. | Lit Hub Hisham Matar, Aube Rey Lescure, Nathaniel Stein and more take the Lit Hub... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-01-09 11:30:07 UTC ]
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The Most Popular Books in US Public Libraries 2023

Surveying the data reported from 19 public libraries across the country, here are the top 10 most popular books in 2023. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-12-21 14:40:59 UTC ]
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Hoover, Yarros Top OverDrive’s List of Most Borrowed E-books for 2023

Overall, OverDrive reps said 2023 was another banner year for library e-books, with North American public libraries seeing a 55% increase in digital checkouts in 2023. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Two Wins for Public Libraries This Week at The Polls

Patmos Public Library is finally being funded after two previous losses and Pella Public Library retains its independence. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-11-08 15:08:37 UTC ]
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All The Public Libraries Offering Free Access to Banned Books: A Comprehensive Guide

A comprehensive guide to the public libraries offering free access to banned books. Here's where and how. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-23 10:40:00 UTC ]
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