What Do Libraries Do?: 7 Services Your Public Library (Probably) Offers

"What do libraries do?" You may be surprised by these seven basic services your public library offers for free, including job search help. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-01 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Offering Services to Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

Taking a look at libraries offering services to seniors during the pandemic, with programs for memory care, vaccine roll-out, and more. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-03 11:33:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-books to Public Libraries

The potential deal would be a breakthrough moment in the library e-book market as Amazon currently does not make its digital content available to libraries. It would also be a major coup for the Digital Public Library of America's upstart e-book platform and its SimplyE library reading app. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Transforming the digital offer for public libraries

As the national library of the United Kingdom, the British Library’s mission is to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment.  This means making our own buildings and online offers engaging for everyone, as well as working in partnership... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 13:05:14 UTC ]
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Libraries Offer Many Services, But Reading Is Foundational

PW library columnist Sari Feldman on how putting books first has proven to be a winning strategy for her library. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Experts demand urgent overhaul of England’s public library service

Report says libraries are at a crossroads and calls for national strategy and government investment in digital resources such as Wi-Fi• Library usage falls significantly as services shrink• Authors claim victory after Liverpool drops library closure plansAlison FloodLibraries are a “golden... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Report Urges Library Leaders to Address Decline in Public Library Usage Stats

In 'The Freckle Report 2021,' veteran London-based bookseller, library advocate, and former Waterstones managing director Tim Coates warns that U.S. public library usage is in decline—and he suggests library leaders must do more to reverse the slide. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Libraries Respond to 'Globe and Mail' Essay Attacking Public Libraries

Canadian librarians push back against a recently published editorial arguing that public libraries are "a net harm" to literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action on Bill to Provide Relief Funding for Public Libraries

With the August recess looming and a second round of coronavirus relief in the works, $2 billion in funding for libraries hangs in the balance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics in Libraries and Schools at the New York Public Library

NYPL and New York Comic Con are partnering to offer a day of professional programming on graphic novels for librarians and teachers on October 5, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Here is a preview of the schedule, which will be finalized closer to NYCC. Admittance requires... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library to investigate 'single digital presence’ for public libraries

The British Library is leading an 18-month project to determine the possibility of a single digital presence for UK public libraries, backed by more than £260,000 worth of funding. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A History of Racism in American Public Libraries

A deep dive into the history of racism in American public libraries, including the effects of Jim Crow laws and racism in libraries today. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-08 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Canadian libraries increasingly scrapping late fees to boost access to services

Long considered a tool to encourage patrons to return materials on time, in the past few years hundreds of public libraries have decided late fees do more harm than good by keeping away low-income and disadvantaged readers.  Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2021-02-21 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Food, Shelter, and the Public Library

If there is any American institution that connects the threads of literacy, learning, and community welfare, it is the local public library. But without access to healthy food and safe housing, writes PW columnist Sari Feldman, no community can fully thrive, a fact driven home during this... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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2020 was a great year for at least one thing: digital book loans from public libraries.

If you, like me, could really use some nice library-oriented news right about now, you’re in luck. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the impossibility of going to physical libraries for much of the year, readers borrowed record numbers of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines from public... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-07 15:34:02 UTC ]
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Little Free Libraries Across All 7 Continents

Take a book, give a book. Learn more about Little Free Libraries and how they're making appearances across all seven continents. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-04 11:37:00 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #9: Ilona Kisch on Public Library 2030

It’s largely accepted as a truism that libraries connect and work together—interlibrary loan, consortia, union catalogs. However, working together and connecting is not a simple task. Add in different histories, cultures, languages, political systems and you begin to get a sense of what... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Are Chicago Public Libraries Still Open Amid Soaring COVID Rates?

Demand an explanation for why Chicago Public Libraries are open to in-person services while COVID positivity rates soar above 15%. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-27 15:17:51 UTC ]
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Dr. Ruha Benjamin and Ocean Vuong have won the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize.

Earlier this morning, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced the winners of the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for nonfiction and fiction/poetry. The Award, one of the few major literary prizes from a public library system, comes with a $5,000 purse. Previous winners include... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-23 17:59:11 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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