Your next trip to the library could include an Oculus Rift

Public libraries aren't just for books anymore. These days, you can grab an ebook, movie or video game (not to mention learn how to code) at your local branch with nothing more than a free library card. Libraries are also the last bastion of interne... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2017-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Your next trip to the library could include an Oculus Rift

Public libraries aren't just for books anymore. These days, you can grab an ebook, movie or video game (not to mention learn how to code) at your local branch with nothing more than a free library card. Libraries are also the last bastion of interne... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-06-08 00:00:00 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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NYC Child Care Plan Includes Using Libraries

The NYC plan to provide education to 1 million students in the fall includes creating 100,000 "learning lab" seats in libraries and other community spaces. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-05 10:33:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Aid Package Includes Millions for Libraries, Schools, and the Arts

The package includes $50 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for digital inclusion projects, and a hefty $30.8 billion in relief for schools and colleges. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards Include Daciūtė’s ‘Fox’ in Translation

The lengthy list of Youth Media Awards from the ALA includes the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for young readers' content translated into English. The post American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards Include Daciūtė’s ‘Fox’ in Translation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Mockingbird’s’ Trip from Popular Library To Grand Central

The anticipation of the publication of "Go Set a Watchman" has led to increased interest in Harper Lee’s other book, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PaperDude VR resurrects Paperboy with Oculus Rift, Kinect, KickR and a bike

One sad aspect of modern tech is that it's all but ruined our dreams of slinging dead trees for comic book money after school. However, gizmos have enabled a killer sequel to the best paperboy simulation ever. Using a smattering of electronics -- and a real bike! -- PaperDude VR is the followup... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Pulls E-Books from Libraries, Including Kindle Versions

They publisher may want to make sure that library ebooks can't be easily stripped of DRM and kept by a borrower without penalty. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Are More Popular Than Ever and Library Workers Don’t Earn Livable Wages: The State of U.S. Public Libraries

US public libraries are more popular than ever, but library workers are mostly not paid a livable wage: new research into library data. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-02-09 11:45:00 UTC ]
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Data Overwhelmingly Supports Libraries and Library Workers: Book Censorship News, January 5, 2024

The data supports the work of libraries and library workers far more than it doesn't. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-05 11:40:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Are For Everyone: Pride in the Library Goods

Libraries are for everyone, no matter your background, identity, or experiences. These pride in the library goods highlight that. - Kelly Jensen Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-14 10:37:00 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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Libraries are under attack—and so are library workers

Libraries are increasingly being targeted by local and state legislators and protestors trying to ban books and block LGBTQ content. How is that affecting the people who work in them? Scratch nearly any kind of story—political, social, economic, cultural, and so on—and you’ll find a labor... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-04-14 03:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Ranks Among Lowest on Library Use, Highest in Book Bans: Library Use & Spending By State

What states spend the most money on their public libraries and what states see the most use per person? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-04-06 11:21:40 UTC ]
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Little Free Library Launches Indigenous Library Program

The latest initiative from Little Free Library will provide book-sharing boxes for installation on tribal lands and in other Indigenous communities throughout the U.S. and in Canada. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-01-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Michigan Library Association Defends Library Defunded Over LGBTQ Books

In a statement this week, the Michigan Library Association called the vote to defund the Patmos Library (Jamestown, Mich.) over the library’s refusal to pull several LGBTQ-themed books from library shelves "a local tragedy with national implications." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Save Lives: 8 Horror Movies and TV Shows Where Research Happens at the Library

Is there anything you can't find at a library? These 10 scenes from horror movies and TV shows prove that libraries save lives. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-07-25 10:36:00 UTC ]
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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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Ukrainian libraries, serving as bomb shelters, continue to prove that libraries are our best hope.

In March 2020, I happened to be working at a library for the first time (shoutout to my friends at BPL), and got to witness up-close how quickly the staff pivoted their services to respond to the pandemic: shifting programming online and expanding their virtual presence; starting a delivery... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-03-09 19:43:39 UTC ]
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Libraries Connected holds first awards to recognise achievements of library staff

Libraries Connected held its first ever awards this week, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of library staff over the past year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-20 05:39:05 UTC ]
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