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  1. How a Virginia City Came Together to Build a New Library

    Reprinted courtesy of: Next City By: Candice Streett Photo credit: LISC Like a lot of the South’s once-segregated cities, Petersburg, Va., is beset by challenges. A quarter of adults do not have a high school diploma; a third of its high school kids don’t ...

    2020378 - 12/16/2014 - 17:07 - I Love Libraries

  2. Extremism @ the Library

    Reprinted courtesy of: American Libraries Magazine By: Maria R. Traska Bring up the subject of extremist literature and hate propaganda, and the first mental image most people are likely to have is of waves of protesters, livid Holocaust deniers, and the ...

    2020378 - 12/01/2014 - 14:49 - I Love Libraries

  3. Four Public Libraries to Follow on Instagram

    Reprinted courtesy of: techsoup for libraries By: Ginny Mies In honor of TechSoup's StoryMakers challenge kicking off in a few weeks, I wanted to help you get inspired by other libraries. Instagram is a great tool for exploring how other libraries te ...

    2020378 - 12/01/2014 - 14:46 - I Love Libraries

  4. Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month

    Reprinted courtesy of: @yourlibrary Library Card Sign-up Month is a celebration held each September during which librarians across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all.  This year, Stan L ...

    2020378 - 12/01/2014 - 14:45 - I Love Libraries

  5. Get Outside the Lines @ your library

    The Campaign for America’s Libraries supports the efforts of Outside the Lines as a way for libraries and librarians to reach out to their communities and promote public awareness for today’s libraries.  During Outside the Lines (Sept.14-20, 2014), organi ...

    JFALCON - 09/12/2014 - 16:22 - I Love Libraries

  6. Back-to-School Tips for Parents

    It’s back-to-school time, and students, equipped with the necessary supplies, are ready to tackle another school year. School supplies aren’t limited to what the student carries in their backpack. The school library furnishes ready-made “school supplies”- ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 09/12/2014 - 10:53 - I Love Libraries

  7. ‘Agri-Terrorism’? Town’s Seed Library Shut Down

    Reprinted courtesy of: MintPress News By: Andrea Germanos Photo credit: David Silver A public library in small Pennsylvania town offered a new public resource for its patrons: a seed library. That is, until the state Department of Agriculture pulled the r ...

    2020378 - 12/16/2014 - 16:40 - I Love Libraries

  8. On libraries, Las Vegas and Elvis

    Reprinted courtesy of: Donna Riordan, Orcas Island Public Library Trustee and Vice President By: The Islands’ Sounder   Who knew that Elvis was a convincing 3-D printer pitchman? In late June, I attended the American Library Association meeting in Las Veg ...

    2020378 - 12/01/2014 - 15:22 - I Love Libraries

  9. Literary Landmark: Windmill at Stony Brook

    Reprinted courtesy of: United for Libraries Southampton, N.Y.  Dedicated: July 13, 2013 Partners: The MFA Programs at Stony Brook Southampton, Empire State Center for the Book The windmill at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University of New York wa ...

    2020378 - 12/01/2014 - 14:55 - I Love Libraries

  10. Small-town libraries struggling to keep up with technology

    Reprinted courtesy of: The State Journal-Register By: Maggie Menderski A yellowing copy of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” has a much longer life span than the computer used to look up its location in the library. For decades, American libraries served as ...

    2020378 - 12/01/2014 - 14:49 - I Love Libraries