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JET writes "http://www.nbc5.com/news/4158462/detail.html?z=dp& dpswid=2265994&dppid=65193Officers Looking For Suspect In Bellwood Library ShootingA 34-year-old woman who was shot outside the suburban library Wednesday night was released from the hospital on Thursday, but stayed close to her mother, who remained in intensive care after having also been shot in the same incident."
search-engines-web.com wrote in with the following Library Journal story:
Librarians at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, MI, took matters into their own hands when their DVD collection fell prey to a thief who stole more than 1000 discs. Following a tip from a patron who noticed the library's label on several used DVDs for sale at a local Gamestop store, staffers scoured eight other area Gamestops and a pawn shop, unearthing more than 300 missing titles. They shared their find with the police, who received the stores' cooperation to view security tapes.
mdoneil's recent journal entry for a similar tale of "Thwart not the Librarian."
There's a special name for theft of library books in Kenya...it's booklifting, and it's rampant in libraries in Nairobi and around the country.
Attienna Okundu, of the National Book And Development Council Of Kenya, said that booklifting is a concern "for almost every library. When we train librarians, the issue of security is one of the central issues addressed." Many libraries do employ a security force, but it hasn't had much success tackling the booklifting trend.
The BBC is working with Kenyan Ruben Gitahi, to assist in bringing the problem to light and to minimize the loss to collections.
Anonymous Patron writes "You'll need to login to read this Odd Spartanburg Herald-Journal [You can use email@example.com and none as the password].A man posing as an employee of the Spartanburg County Headquarters Library nearly scammed a local elderly couple out of $85 over the weekend.
The couple's oldest daughter, Anna Wing, said her 84-year-old father received a phone call this weekend from a man who said he owed an $85 late fee on a copy of "Moby Dick."
Wing's father and 79-year-old mother don't get out much, she said.
"He hasn't used his (library) card in 12 years," Wing said of her father, who she requested not be identified.
Cortez writes "Book dealer Rod Shene made the find of a life-time and things have been going downhill ever since: This Report Has More. "The book may have been stolen from an unlikely victim â€” the German government. The state-owned Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart claims a World War II U.S. Army captain took the book and others from a castle and eventually deposited them in his Richmond Heights home.
Werner Schmidt, a spokesman for the German consulate, does not know when the museum acquired the book but says it was well before the Nazis looted the private collections of Jewish citizens."
The South London Press Reports Burglars plundered 22 computers worth Â£10,000 from the Tate Library, in Streatham High Road.
Lambeth council has already replaced the stolen PCs with new ones at a cost of Â£10,000.
Detectives from Streatham CID are investigating the break-in which happened on Friday night.
A council spokeswoman said that Streatham Library staff were "disgusted" by the burglary.
Anonymous Patron writes "Strange One Out Of Mahopac, NY, where Hours after the new $7.9 million Mahopac Library reopened following a pipe burst in December, police say it appears someone tried to burn the library down â€” or blow it up â€” by setting a fire beneath the natural gas meter."
Susan Brown writes "Here are additional descriptions of the items taken from Transylvania University Library December 17, 2004.
Please contact Detective Andrew Cain with the Lexington Police Department with any information. He can be reached at 859-258-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thanks for any info."