San Antonio plans one of the nation's first bookless libraries

The $1.5-million San Antonio library – which will have computers, tablets, and e-readers, but no paper books – will be like 'an Apple store.' Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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San Antonio launching 'bookless' BiblioTech library in fall, places its eggs in digital basket

Hardbound books, apparently, are soooo 20th century -- at least for the upcoming BiblioTech library in San Antonio, Texas' south side. When the shiny, new public library opens its doors to bookworms this fall, visitors will notice something important missing: actual books. Instead, the facility... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AWP Conference in San Antonio to Proceed as Planned

The annual AWP Conference will be held despite any threat from the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This year's event, which takes place from March 4-7, is being held in San Antonio, Tex. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Brave Books, Kirk Cameron Plan Public Library Events August 5; Public Libraries Need to Prepare

Kirk Cameron is encouraging a national story time event in US public libraries August 5. Here's what library workers need to know. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-05 10:37:00 UTC ]
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What Are Libraries Doing for National Library Card Sign-Up Month?

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Let's take a look at some of the activities librarians have in store this month. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-09-08 10:32:00 UTC ]
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School libraries aim for world record on National Libraries Day

School libraries will be celebrating National Libraries Day with a Guinness World Record attempt... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Expands National Reach

With events in Kansas and Washington, and statewide expansion elsewhere, country music icon Dolly Parton welcomes supporters of her Imagination Library, a philanthropic program that mails one book a month to each enrolled child under the age of five. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Attacks On The Nation’s Libraries Are About Class As Much As Censorship

If the more than 100 bills in state legislatures aiming to ban books fail, lawmakers want to cut library budgets — which could mean cuts to resources for America's most vulnerable. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2023-04-28 09:45:11 UTC ]
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National Library Week to Include 'Right to Read Day'

“ALA calls on readers everywhere to show our commitment to the First Amendment by doing something concrete to preserve it,” said ALA president Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The NBF Plans Limited In-Person National Book Awards Ceremony

The National Book Foundation announced plans to return this year’s National Book Awards ceremony to an in-person ceremony, to be held at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street on November 17. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA to Biden Administration: Don't Overlook Libraries in Infrastructure Plan

ALA President Julius C. Jefferson Jr. said that not including libraries in the administration’s plan would be a “missed opportunity” and urged librarians to contact the White House. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Passage of American Rescue Plan Boosts IMLS, Federal Library Funding

The bold $1.9 trillion measure signed into law yesterday includes $200 million in pandemic relief funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the largest single increase in the agency's history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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2021 WonderCon, San Diego Comic-Con Stay Virtual; CCI Plans November In-Person Event

Comic-Con International announced that it will once again replace WonderCon, its annual spring convention in Anaheim, and the San Diego Comic-Con in the summer, with free virtual events in 2021. In addition, CCI plans to launch a new and as yet unnamed in-person pop culture event in November 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Welsh government announces £2.25m rescue for National Library of Wales

The Welsh government has announced a £2.25m rescue package for the National Library of Wales after proposed cuts at the institution sparked uproar. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-05 03:34:48 UTC ]
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CILIP calls for National Library of Wales cuts to be abandoned

CILIP,  the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, has called for planned cuts to the National Library of Wales to be abandoned, ahead of a debate in the Senedd today (3rd February). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 06:32:21 UTC ]
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Virtual library 'a wake up call' for sector over promised national website

The free provision of e-books for children by Oak National Academy has been branded a "wake up call" for a sector still awaiting its long-discussed shared website for all public libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-21 04:54:52 UTC ]
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Oak National Academy launches virtual library with NLT

Online classroom platform Oak National Academy is launching a new virtual library in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-17 12:35:54 UTC ]
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World Book Day plans outreach with book club and library collaboration

​A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has revealed at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 19:52:05 UTC ]
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Controversial Guildhall Library plans put on hold

Plans to move Guildhall Library's vast collections to the London Metropolitan Archive as part of a consolidation of services have been put on hold pending a consultation and more detailed plans. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-23 04:55:30 UTC ]
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National Poetry Day follows lockdown poetry passion with bumper plans for October

National Poetry Day is holding a mass 24-hour "share-a-poem" festival alongside hundreds of mini events to celebrate poetry on Thursday 1st October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-15 10:46:22 UTC ]
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