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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GalleyMatch Offers A New Dating Service for Publishers and Book Clubs

Authors Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp have launched GalleyMatch, a matchmaking program that gets galleys into the hands of book clubs directly from publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: December 7, 2018

Among the week's headlines: The 2018 'I Love my Librarian' award winners are honored at a reception in New York; ALA offers a legislative update as the 115th Congress enters its final weeks; and what does Tumblr's decision to police its platform for pornography say about the future of the internet? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public Library Lending Chart: Child nears finishing Line with Reacher

In a LibScan chart dominated by crime fiction series and Jeff Kinney, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher remains UK library-goers’ detective of choice. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CBeebies creator Pickard says subscription models can plug public service screen gap

Nigel Pickard’s TV career spans more than 30 years of creating shows for children, including stints as controller of BBC Children’s, for which he oversaw two new channels, CBeebies and CBBC. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: September 7, 2018

Among this week's headlines: Librarians react to another change in the library ebook market; Google pulls a no-show at a Senate hearing; And if you're looking for office space in Chicago, hit up the ALA. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public's library support 'needs to shift to activism'

The public should be "weaponised" into supporting libraries as part of a shift towards activism, attendees at the annual conference for the library and information association were told. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banksy offers to help save Bristol's libraries

Graffiti artist Banksy has offered to help support Bristol's threatened library service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&T, Penn Foster Team to Provide Education, Training Via Public Libraries

The partnership will make Penn Foster’s extensive library of courses, degree, and certificate programs available to public library patrons nationwide through Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marvel comics arrive in Hoopla's public library app

Comic books are a brilliant medium, but keeping up with the latest releases can be expensive. If you live in the US, it's worth checking out Hoopla; the service is supported by more than 1,500 public libraries, and offers free digital access to DC, I... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Platt Boutique Jewelry and Kit Vintage bring clothes and jewelry together in Fairfax district; DTLA Ritz-Carlton offers spa services with a chocolate twist

Retail Happenings: Plus the Mighty Co. opens on Melrose Avenue, and women's label the Great sells its first shoe, the Boxcar boot. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Medium adds Bloomberg and other publications to subscription service

In a push to monetize its publishing platform, Medium added a $5 Netflix-style subscription last March. The system includes a way for members to "clap" different posts to give creators a percentage of their membership fee as well. Now Medium is bring... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Palmer offers free library tour with Barrington Stoke

A children’s author will do free events at libraries throughout the UK this summer after revealing how they “changed his life”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins to Offer Multi-User E-Book Access to Libraries

In a major announcement ahead of this week’s 2017 ALA Annual Conference, HarperCollins has agreed to make a selection of its ebook backlist available to public library users on a multi-user model, via Midwest Tape’s hoopla digital platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2017: How Baker & Taylor Is Helping Public and School Libraries Work Better Together

Stop by the PW BookExpo Librarians’ Lounge (Booth 875) to speak with Baker & Taylor representatives, who will be om hand throughout BookExpo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kobo is the next to offer an ebook subscription service

All-you-can-read ebook subscriptions are nothing new (just ask Amazon), but Kobo is just now joining the fray. It's launching Kobo Plus, a service that offers unlimited reading of eligible books (currently 40,000 titles) for a flat monthly fee. Wh... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Torfaen libraries threatened with 2.5 day service reduction

Two libraries in Torfaen, Wales, could see their book loan services reduced to just two-and-a-half days per week in order to help make £250,000 worth of savings, the South Wales Argus has reported. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Heartbreaking' cuts to Swindon library service finalised

Swindon Council's scrutiny committee has passed plans to close two thirds of the town's libraries by the end of August 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections

From colouring and picture books for children to work by adult authors including Maira Kalman, new project will celebrate the library’s role in the life of the cityA treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and more are set to fire the imaginations of authors in a new venture... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Public Library, Macmillan Launch Publishing Partnership

The agreement will create and publish a program of print and ebooks for adults and for children, inspired by the library’s collections. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public Library Lending Chart 2016

Lee Child completes a hat-trick of number ones across formats in this week’s charts pages, although Paula Hawkins may yet overtake him before 2016 is out. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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