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  1. Cal Ripken gets carded

    Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. holds a giant library card to help promote Enoch Pratt Free Library’s “Get Carded” campaign spotlighting Baltimore and Maryland celebrities. Ripken serves as honorary chair of the month-long observance sponsored natio ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Library of the future

    San Diego (Calif.) County Library’s 21,000-square-foot Ramona branch is now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold-certified after receiving the designation in August by the U.S. Green Building County for its environmentally friendly co ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Teens create fashions

    Teen models take a photo break from the runway during the Back 2 School Fashion Show at Newport News (Va.) Public Library System’s Virgil I. Grissom branch August 30. The opportunity to model and to utilize craft skills was on of the first activities of t ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Scouts get carded

    Members of Boy Scout Pack 797 show off their new library cards at the reopening of San Diego County (Calif.) Library’s expanded Cardiff-by-the-Sea branch August 25. The library features 25% more usable space, which includes a new children’s room and a sun ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Tree savers

    Eighteen mature oak and lysiloma trees have a new life at Miami-Dade (Fla.) Public Library’s Arcola Lakes branch thanks to a joint effort by the library, MCM Construction, and Vila and Son Landscapers. The trees were moved from near a surface lot that was ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Serving the Spanish-speaking

    St. Charles Community College library staff in Cottleville, Missouri, are ready to serve Spanish-speaking patrons after completing the “Spanish that Works... in the Library” language instruction program, funded by a $3,897 grant from the a Missouri State ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Learning something new

    TyCameron Williams and his sister Maya display the fashion accessories they created August 9 at the teen “Green Accessory Party” at Newport News (Va.) Public Library System’s Virgil I. Grissom branch. The pair are part of the library’s Teen Advisory Commi ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Grand prize winner

    Gwendolyn Banks shows offer grand-prize-winning basket filled with books, notepads, journal, snacks, and gift cards in the Newport News (Va.) Public Library System’s adult Summer Reading Program. Nearly 2,500 adults, children, and teens participated in li ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Marble watching

    A youngster watches her marble land in the Champaign (Ill.) Public Library Galton board summer reading game, a joint project with the University of Illinois Rube Goldberg Society. Each time children added to their reading total, they dropped a marble into ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Silent Library visits Virginia

    Rami Switzer tries to draw a face on a balloon while Keisha White holds it during one of the many challenges at the Teen Silent Library program at Newport News (Va.) Public Library's System's Pearl Bailey branch July 11. The program was based on ...

    Anonymous - 01/17/2013 - 14:18 - American Libraries Magazine