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NY Public Library honors young readers at Yankee Stadium

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

NYC kids who hit a home run with reading over the summer were honored this week by the New York Public Library at a Yankee Stadium ceremony.

Oligarchs Are Trembling on Several Fronts

Open to anyone who knows how to do "library" research, public sources are revealing at a rapid rate how/why the Oligarchs (public & private) are getting extremely worried. I don't have the time or energy to delineate all their areas of concern, but here are a few.1. Show More Summary

Bookshelves Throughout Define the Fascinating Library House in Portland

Jessica Helgerson completed the development of the Library House, an inspirational private refuge in Oregon, USA. This project was a complete remodel plus an addition to a small structure which was originally the public library in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. Show More Summary

Dollars from Dandelions

Dollars From Dandelions: 101 Ways to Earn Money Sattler 1979 Submitter: This book was found at my local public library. It was a great purchase back in 1979, but 36 years later it’s time to let that one go. Nowhere is there the mention of the internet and internet business. Plus the cost and money […]

Illinois mayor appoints failed censor to town library board

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Peter writes, "Is a public library's board of trustees any place for a would-be book censor? The town of Downers Grove, Illinois is about to find out." Read the rest

How the New York Public Library is digitizing its vast map collection

While much of the city's mapping community is focused on creating something new, a great deal of energy also goes into recovering maps that are quite old. The New York Public Library, the spiritual... To view the full story, click the title link.

Data Diddling

EDP: Controls and Auditing Fourth Edition Porter and Perry 1984 Submitter: I work at a public library which is currently undergoing a massive and much-needed weeding project, and found this when weeding the 600s. It is a textbook designed to teach accountants and auditors about electronic data processing. I’m not certain we should have owned this […]

Boyhood Tales

Random House is releasing a collection of previously unpublished poems and stories from Truman Capote’s youth, recently found in the archives of the New York Public Library. Over at Full Stop, Jacob Kiernan examines the keen political conscience in Capote’s never-before-published work. As he explains it, “While his early stories are structurally simple, they evince […]

Spotlighting Self-Published Authors – the Challenge to Libraries

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project™ shows that public libraries have an influence on what their patrons read. Public libraries in other states can replicate their own self-published author rewards program, thereby staying current with their patrons and highlighting the self-publishing industry, which has exploded in recent years.


Charles Dickens described in his stories a complex atmosphere of the Victorian London. Through these stories, the reader can recreate that effervescent London that chaotically moved around the markets and theatres. His description of...Show More Summary

How (Not) to Interview

How to Interview and Hire Productive People McQuaig 1988 Submitter: I recently weeded this from the public library where I work. The majority of the book consists of suggested interview questions that managers can ask to assess job applicants’ “hidden qualities”. However, many of the questions would probably land an interviewer in hot water these days. I […]

Man’s Sexual Assault Attempt Trumped — 15-Year-Old Denies ‘Favor’ At Library

Sean O’Farrell, 40, thought he was going to elicit a “favor” inside a public library from a 15-year-old boy. However, the man’s sexual assault attempt took a turn for the worse. At the Rancho Cucamonga Library, Sean saw what he thought...Show More Summary

David Byrne Has a Public Lending Library

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Borrow one of the Talking Heads singer’s 250 books until August 30.

Mayor Emanuel burnishes Chicago's architectural stature and maybe his own

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the soon-to-open Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library on Thursday, his intense brown eyes gazed up to a circular skylight, then settled on a curving wall of glass with a drop-dead view of the downtown skyline.

Speak Up: Supporting Online Language Learning with In-Person Programs

Thursday, September 17th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTJoin Will Chan, program administrator for services to new immigrants with Denver Public Library; Sandy Irwin, library director at the Durango Public Library,...Show More Summary

Library People News | August 2015

Banush named Dean of Libraries at Tulane; Blanton appointed Director, Louisville Free Public Library; Rosenblum appointed Chief Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, and other new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the August 2015 issue of Library Journal.

New Landmark Libraries 2015: The Reveal

This year's round of Library Journal's New Landmark Libraries returns to its roots, honoring public libraries completed between 2010 and 2014. Below are the lists of 11 winners and 11 honorable mentions in alphabetical order, selected from more than 80 entries. For complete profiles, trends and more, watch for the September 15th issues of Library Journal and Library By Design!

Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' screens for free Aug. 20 in South Pasadena

The South Pasadena Public Library is making it a 1-2 punch of Beatles during its series of free summer film screenings with Thursday's presentation of the Fab Four's 1964 debut feature film, "A Hard Day's Night."

Up From The Ashes, A Public Library In Sri Lanka Welcomes New Readers

Topic: Public Libraries The library's renovation is as exquisite as its history is turbulent. The building sits in the heart of the provincial capital that was wracked not so long ago by battles and bullets. A three-decade civil war pitted Sri Lankan forces against rebels fighting a brutal campaign for a separate homeland for ethnic Tamils. Show More Summary

Thank you to Ms. Sydnee Cohen for painting the Little Free Library at the Brook Run Playground.

Thank you Sydnee for stepping forward to assist with this project and for providing one of the first works of public art within our park. After stopping by today to see Sydnee's fine work, we need to find a way to keep this box stocked with children's books. Show More Summary

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