Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better

In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said libraries aren't as necessary as they once were when it comes to finding information. However, 94 percent said a library improves a community's quality of life. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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For the Love of Libraries: Four Authors on What Makes Libraries Wonderful

Writer's Digest asked four authors about what libraries mean to them. Here’s what the greats have to say about what makes libraries so great. The post For the Love of Libraries: Four Authors on What Makes Libraries Wonderful by Ericka McIntyre appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-23 15:22:30 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight: How to Make Libraries Indispensible

School library expert Suzanna L. Panter shares the latest trends and issues affecting librarians in the field, ahead of the Texas Library Association annual conference. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Colson Whitehead and This American Life among Pulitzer 2020 winners

Author wins fiction prize for The Nickel Boys while the first ever prize for audio reporting goes to an episode of the hit podcastColson Whitehead, This American Life and writers from the New York Times are among this year’s Pulitzer prize winners.During an online, at-home video, the Pulitzer... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-04 20:00:59 UTC ]
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Making the Switch from Little Free Libraries to Little Free Pantries

A number of little free library volunteer stewards -- both registered and unregistered with the Little Free Library organization – have switched from filling the mounted boxes in front of their homes with free books to filling them with household items. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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American Library Association Cancels 2020 Annual Conference

In a stark sign that the U.S. is still in the early stages of the battle to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for June 25-30 in Chicago, has been canceled for the first time since the end of World War II. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘Short Life in a Strange World,’ paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder help an author make sense of his existence

Toby Ferris traveled across Europe to see all of the Dutch Renaissance painter’s surviving work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Kiley Reid | 'Those things aren’t her fault, but the fallacy of the American Dream makes her think that it is'

What is it like to be paid to be part of someone’s family? Kiley Reid’s début explores the uneasy nature of "transactional relationships". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, a.k.a. the Astro Poets, are here to make sense of modern life

The Twitter personalities discuss their new book and making astrology — as well as poetry — accessible. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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9 Best Slice-of-Life Manga to Make You Feel Refreshed

When we think of manga, we picture action-packed fantasy stories that feature young teens. But a closer look at the ... Continue reading at Book Riot

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I Found My American Dream at the Public Library

In his op-ed for Forbes last year, Panos Mourdoukoutas, a professor of economics at LIU Post in New York, suggested that Amazon stores should replace libraries to save taxpayers money. Following the backlash this preposterous suggestion created, Forbes took the article down. But the outpouring... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-12 08:48:09 UTC ]
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A year in the life of the Cerritos Library Book Club for Adults

They meet one Wednesday a month in the wood-paneled boardroom of the art-filled Cerritos Library, with its life-sized replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex and 15,000-gallon saltwater fish tank. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A year in the life of the Cerritos Library Book Club for Adults

They meet one Wednesday a month in the wood-paneled boardroom of the art-filled Cerritos Library, with its life-sized replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex and 15,000-gallon saltwater fish tank. They are mostly retired and most sincerely avid readers. They are polite and funny and kind. They are... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A First: APA Research Sees 50 Percent of Americans Listening to an Audiobook

The use of smart speakers is on the rise, as is car listening, in reported audiobook consumption in the Audio Publishers Association's 2019 annual survey. The post A First: APA Research Sees 50 Percent of Americans Listening to an Audiobook appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards Include Daciūtė’s ‘Fox’ in Translation

The lengthy list of Youth Media Awards from the ALA includes the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for young readers' content translated into English. The post American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards Include Daciūtė’s ‘Fox’ in Translation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Libraries 'central' to nation’s culture strategy, campaigners make case to ACE

The Library Campaign (TLC) is appealing to Arts Council England (ACE) for funding and support in recognition that public libraries are “the bedrock of the nation’s entire culture strategy”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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120,000 American libraries just got even cooler thanks to Grow with Google

Google is giving you one more reason to love libraries. As everyone knows, libraries are cool. They are open to all (even ghosts, according to Ghostbusters), and can beat any Black Friday sale by offering free books on every subject every day (see the Instagram below). And way before WeWork was... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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American Publishers Cite 3.6-Percent Rise in Trade Revenue, First Half of 2018

While audiobook sales grow, the AAP's new report show children's book sales struggling and declines in education and scholarly revenues. The post American Publishers Cite 3.6-Percent Rise in Trade Revenue, First Half of 2018 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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American Publishers, Libraries Cheer Marrakesh Treaty’s US Congressional Introduction

Still requiring passage and the president's signature to pass into US law, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act now has been introduced with a level of bipartisan support rare in this age of political rancor. The post American Publishers, Libraries Cheer Marrakesh Treaty’s US Congressional... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Google and Facebook make up less than 5 percent of publishers’ digital revenue

Revenue from third-party platforms represented 16 percent of publishers' total digital revenue in the first half of 2017 -- nearly unchanged from a year earlier. The post Google and Facebook make up less than 5 percent of publishers’ digital revenue appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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