L.A. County and city libraries will reopen soon. Here's what to expect

Face masks and social distancing will be enforced. Signs will direct foot traffic, and furniture and bookshelves have been reorganized. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-16 15:00:47 UTC ]
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Libraries Reopen in COVID-19 Hot Spots: Are Library Staff Being Protected?

In considering whether staff are being protected as libraries reopen during the pandemic, we take a look at some Arizona libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-18 10:35:00 UTC ]
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St. Mark's Comics to Reopen in Brooklyn’s Industry City

St. Mark's Comics, the venerable East Village comics, graphic novel and pop culture retailer that closed in 2019 after 36 years, announced plans to reopen with a new store in Industry City in Brooklyn on July 30. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Okayama City libraries let patrons sterilize their books with the power of UV light.

Another win for technology! Library users in Okayama City are able to check out library books without fear of illness, thanks to a high-tech ultraviolet light sterilizer that cleans books thoroughly. The sterilizer also blows air on the books to clear off potential dust. Said one library-goer,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-08 16:44:03 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #2: Angela Craig, Director of the Charleston County (SC) Public Library

In this week's episode, hosts Nicole A. Cooke & R. David Lankes talk with Angela Craig, director of the Charleston County (SC) Public Library about what it’s like to run a library…one week at a time. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries to reopen on 4th July as lockdown eases

Libraries in England will be able to reopen from 4th July as the country's lockdown measures continue to ease, Boris Johnson has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-22 22:02:41 UTC ]
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Libraries Strive to Stay ‘Community Living Rooms’ as They Reopen

Safely lending books is just the beginning. Libraries are figuring out everything from how to remain welcoming spaces to how to respond to changing reader behavior. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-11 09:00:22 UTC ]
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Changes Loom as Public Libraries Begin to Reopen

Observers in recent years have argued that if public libraries didn’t already exist in America, we wouldn’t be able to invent them. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the question now is: Can we reinvent them? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NYC libraries will reopen for limited service “very soon.”

Even with their physical locations shuttered, libraries have been an invaluable resource to everyone stuck at home and desperate for new reading material. According to Time Out New York, the NYPL has seen a 864% increase in digital library card sign-ups since March. Still, the loss of the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-04 15:02:50 UTC ]
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This Mexico City Artist Created an Instagram-Based Library

A curious account popped up in my Instagram feed this past August that put my ideas about the limits of lending libraries to the test. The account, @tlacuilobiblioteca, which advertises itself as a public lending library, announced a slate of obscure titles in Spanish and English up for grabs in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-28 08:47:50 UTC ]
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Kensal Rise Library to reopen after epic community battle

Kensal Rise Library will be reopened this weekend with a guest appearance from long-time supporter Tamsin Greig following an epic eight-year battle over its future. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-23 12:42:53 UTC ]
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City to invest $1.4M in public libraries for census outreach

An investment from the city will help public libraries perform census outreach and provide internet access throughout the city to ensure all New Yorkers are counted in the 2020 Census, the de Blasio... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-08-01 19:48:34 UTC ]
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New York City’s Public Libraries to End Film Streaming Through Kanopy

The libraries cited unsustainable costs in ending the service. Cinephiles took to social media with their reactions. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-06-24 23:21:19 UTC ]
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Jessica Kingsley and Espoo City Library win International Excellence Awards

UK publisher Jessica Kingsley, Espoo City Library in Finland and the Fang Suo Commune bookshop in China were amongst the winners of this year’s International Excellence Awards at London Book Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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No more library fines for most young readers in L.A. County

Leilany Medina, 11, loves books so much that she’d like to become a librarian. But even she sometimes forgets to return books on time, especially if she hasn’t quite finished. And she’s racked up some late fines. But local libraries are providing a way out for such book lovers, and creating new... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fourteen Lancashire libraries set to reopen

Fourteen libraries in Lancashire could reopen after being closed last year following a change in council leadership. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bargain hunters strike book bonanza on opening day of City Library sale

When Palmerston North City Library staff arrived at work on Friday morning, the queue for the first day of the three-day book sale had already formed. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In the UAE: Sharjah Publishing City, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Library Drones

News from the Sharjah Book Fair: as the Publishing City rises in Sharjah, nearby Dubai gets a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And UAE libraries contemplate drone deliveries. The post In the UAE: Sharjah Publishing City, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Library Drones appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Scottish Poetry Library to reopen following expansion

The Scottish Poetry Library is set to reopen to the public tomorrow (29th October) following an “extensive” £380,000 renovation. The cabinet secretary for Europe, culture and external affairs, Fiona Hyslop, will officially open the library alongside the National Poet of Scotland, Liz Lochhead,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Why are some cities cracking down on little free libraries?

Little free libraries are sprouting up all over the world. However, some US cities are using their zoning codes to shut down these neighborly ventures.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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