NYC public libraries are suspending all programs through March, but will remain open to readers.

This morning, both the Chief Librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library and the President of the New York Public Library released statements announcing that they would be cancelling public library programs for the rest of March, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing. At the moment, the libraries will […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-12 16:51:47 UTC ]
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Among the stories making news this week: veteran bookseller and library advocate Tim Coates releases a reader-focused survey; more drama over Drag Queen Storytimes; and what to expect from all the talk of antitrust action in the tech sector. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Comics in Libraries and Schools at the New York Public Library

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San Diego Reader Launches eBook Publishing Program to Re-Introduce Great Writing to New Readers

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