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If atmosphere has anything to do with it, Orhan and Robin Seran\'s firstborn sure will like to read.
The child is due in September, and on Sunday Orhan Seran bought the former Ralston library at an auction for $125,000. The couple will convert the airy, two-story building into a residence.
A Ralston native who now lives with his wife outside Council Bluffs, Seran, 35, was a frequent visitor to the old building at 7900 Park Lane as a youngster.
Want the \"Mona Lisa\" in your kitchen or an Ansel Adams
photo in your den? Framed art is again available for
borrowing at the St. Joseph County Public Library in
downtown South Bend. -- Read More
The Kalamazoo Public Library bookmobile may be back on the road as early as next week.
\"We are loading up the new bookmobile right now,\" said
Terry Lason, head of loan-and-outreach services at the
Kalamazoo Public Library. -- Read More
An Oregon librarian who conducted a nationwide survey found more than 2,000 complaints about pornography in public libraries. -- Read More
William D. Ivins III was in the quiet room at the Wheaton Regional Library when he saw something disquieting in a nearby computer area.
Three young boys, between 10 and 12, were viewing sexually
explicit material over the Internet. One was participating in a sex chatroom. Two others were viewing pornographic pictures. -- Read More
Be sure to check out this interesting series of articles
from Boston on the
appointment of a State Rep. Under investigation for ethics
violations to the BPL Board of Tustees.
Don Saklad writes
\"The Board of trustees of our city
of Boston public library
department represent the public interest in improving our
urban public library! -- Read More
Carlos Benito Amat writes I\'ve noticed your splendid service through the latest edition (February, 2000) of D.Lib Magazine.
Maybe you\'d like to know about other initiatives like LISNews, for instance NIDo.
NIDo stands for Noticiario de Información y Documentación (or News in Information and Documentation) and is a free service based in Spain with a similiar profile: news in the Library and Information Science fields.
Obviously, stories are written in Spanish. The are updated weekly by a group of 3 documentalists also on a non professional basis.
You can go for it at http://www.sisdoc.es/html/Servicios/Recursos/nido.html
Salon has a story here on two new web sites.
StopDrLaura.com, and DrLaura.org. These 2 sites are anti-Dr. Laura sites. Remember the kind words she had for the ALA, and librarians, not long ago? StopDrLaura.com, is a very well designed site, not the average protest site to say the least.
As of 18:15gmt drlaura.org is not up yet, The Salon article does say they are to be launched today March 1, 2000.
John Aravosis, president of the Internet consulting firm Wired Strategies, is the firebrand behind the site. \"She\'s outrageous. She\'s beyond the pale of \'I\'m a Christian, I don\'t like gay people,\'\" says Aravosis.
This story from The Times in Indiana
A 22-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday after he allegedly entered the Hobart branch of the Lake County Public Library through its roof.
The Hobart man was apprehended during police surveillance of the library.
Det. Corp. Steve Houck and Officer David Grissom were sitting in the darkened library about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when they saw a man scuttle across the library floor on his hands and knees, Finnerty said.
\"He was a cat burglar, pure and simple. ... He (moved) like a little spider, \" Finnerty said. \"The waiting paid off. The surprise was on him, for a change.\"