Tired of buying airport books? These airports are installing Little Free Libraries.

A great idea! Marshall University students in Bret Masters’s building technology class are currently building bookshelves to install Little Free Libraries in Yeager and Huntington Tri-State Airports. The idea for the project was originated by Kelli Johnson, associate librarian at Marshall, when she took a pre-pandemic trip through San Diego’s airport, which had its own […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-02 18:12:16 UTC ]
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The New York Public Library is giving 500,000 free books (for keeps!) to kids and families.

We’ve said it many, many times before and we’ll say it many, many times again: libraries represent the best of America. Today’s entry: the New York Public Library will give away 500,000 books this summer to help kids, teens, and families build their at-home libraries. In addition to English,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-09 14:17:10 UTC ]
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The New York Public Library makes four banned books free nationwide on its e-reader app

The New York Public Library made four banned books available nationwide on SimplyE, its free-reader app. The titles include Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and Catcher in the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-04-13 23:48:05 UTC ]
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How to save money on buying books – or get them for free

From using your local library and supporting independent bookshops, to borrowing virtuallyMany websites offer ebooks and audiobooks at no cost. Project Gutenberg lists more than 67,000 out-of-copyright titles which can be read online or downloaded in a wide range of formats. Similarly, Librivox... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-01-31 07:00:45 UTC ]
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On Buying Books in Airports

Going to bookstores and libraries as a bookworm offer important experiences, but what buying books in an airport can offer may surprise you. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-11-23 11:36:00 UTC ]
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The Free Book Bus, A Death Positive Library, and Other Good Bookish Things That Happened This Week

Lots of good bookish things happened this week, including research that proves libraries lead to healthier, more equitable communities. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-10-29 10:42:00 UTC ]
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A library staffer has been fired for burning Trump and Ann Coulter books in his free time.

Cameron Williams, a former staffer at Chattanooga Public Library and a local Black Lives Matter activist, has been fired from his library job three months after being accused of “improperly” burning books written by Donald Trump and Ann Coulter. In December, as the Chattanooga Times Free Press... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-17 17:26:28 UTC ]
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17 Little Free Libraries to Buy

Want a Little Free Library or lending library for your home? Here are 17 awesome Little Free Libraries to buy right now. - Kelly Jensen Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-23 11:32:00 UTC ]
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Excellent Little Free Library Book Labels, Stickers, and Stamps

Get a stamp or Little Free Library book labels so your patrons remember where their new favorite book came from. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-21 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Study: Library Patrons Tell Researchers They Buy More Books

New BookNet Canada research indicates that consumers who borrow books from libraries also purchase more books per month than those who don't use libraries. The post Canadian Study: Library Patrons Tell Researchers They Buy More Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-29 03:14:45 UTC ]
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Libraries Offer Free—Readable—E-book Version of 'The Mueller Report'

By publishing a real, functional ebook edition of 'The Mueller Report,' the nation's libraries are picking up where the federal government slacked off. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Little Free Library Marks a Decade of Book Sharing

It has been a year of joy mixed with sorrow for Little Free Library, but the Wisconsin nonprofit just keeps growing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card

All you need is an internet connection, a library card, and a good e-reader to dive into your next page-turner. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2017-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books

A snapshot of today’s educational ebook market, and where influencers think it is heading. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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This Beijing Subway Now Has A Library Of Free E-Books For Passengers

Riders can stop playing Angry Birds and download something a bit more enriching.On the subway in Beijing, as in most cities with underground Wi-Fi connections, commuters usually spend their rides mindlessly staring at their phones, scrolling through emails or playing games. But now riders on one... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Yes, Library Borrowers Really Do Buy Books: 3.2 a Month

OverDrive surveyed library users and found they buy an average of 3.2 books (both print and ebooks) each month, with 35% buying after borrowing. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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A New York Library Bans Pride Displays and LGBTQ Kids’ Books, And Other Library Censorship Stories from Pride Month

Libraries from California to North Carolina to Utah to New York have seen their Pride displays challenged or removed this month. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-06-30 10:41:00 UTC ]
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This village was a book capital. What happens when people stop buying so many books?

Redu, Belgium, was for decades a destination for book lovers. But now more than half of its bookstores have closed. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-26 14:43:23 UTC ]
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Nemo the Library Fish’s New Job, La Revo Books, and More Good Book News This Week

A library goldfish finds a new job as a therapy fish and more good book news this week. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-11-12 11:41:00 UTC ]
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Sheikh Mohamed Funds Book Buying at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Another unexpected boost for publishers, as Abu Dhabi's crown prince puts the equivalent of US$1.6 million into play for book purchases. The post Sheikh Mohamed Funds Book Buying at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-05-24 18:01:11 UTC ]
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