Closed libraries are offering parking lot Wi-Fi, e-books, and Zoom story time

Even when shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, libraries are coming up with creative ways to serve their communities. On March 16, the El Dorado County Library in California closed its doors to patrons after a state-wide stay-at-home order. But that hasn’t stopped the library, which serves nearly 100,000 cardholders, from using its resources to help its community.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-15 07:00:32 UTC ]
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Libraries that close due to coronavirus should keep the Wi-Fi on, says ALA.

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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for "The Library Book," Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-26 21:09:36 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for “The Library Book,” Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Some people want help cheating on crossword puzzles. Others have more personal queries. “There is a guy who calls the library... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Tesco taps Kobo to offer Binkbox Books libraries when it closes

Unlike Blinkbox Movies and Blinkbox Music, Tesco hasn't found a buyer for its underperforming Blinkbox Books service. We expected the ebook platform to quietly fade into the night, along with customers' purchases, but it seems Tesco has a parting gi... Continue reading at Engadget

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Crazy about books? These 5 L.A. book events offer inspiring stories from Los Angeles and beyond

As we descend into the hazy thick of summer, this week’s book events remind us that one day in a life has the power to change everything. Indeed, it’s all that ever changes anything. In the memoir corner, we have a traumatic encounter at the train station, a knock on the door of a rundown... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads 'The Library Book'

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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

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A library staffer has been fired for burning Trump and Ann Coulter books in his free time.

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The Joy of Diverse Stories: One Book at a Time

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New York Public Library’s most checked-out books say a lot about what we read and why

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My Library Story: How L.A. saved the books

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Libraries Offer Free—Readable—E-book Version of 'The Mueller Report'

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Time to Read launches 'Book Bingo' in north west libraries

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