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Just the ticket: Stunning design for Warsaw tower scoops top award to find “library for tomorrow”

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:33
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A Dutch-based architectural practice has thrust Mokotów into the spotlight after basing their winning entry to find a “library for tomorrow” in the southern Warsaw suburb.

 

From: https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/just-the-ticket-design-for-warsaw-… Just the ticket: Stunning design for Warsaw tower scoops top award to find “library for tomorrow” – The First News

Millions of Americans Depend on Libraries for Internet. Now They’re Closed

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:39
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Millions of Americans Depend on Libraries for Internet. Now They’re Closed From big cities to tiny towns, librarians are getting scrappy to meet the need

 

 

From: https://themarkup.org/coronavirus/2020/06/25/millions-of-americans-depe… Millions of Americans Depend on Libraries for Internet. Now They’re Closed – The Markup

Librarians and the Power of Social Media | Book Riot

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 15:00
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One thing that readily comes to my mind when thinking of how libraries have used social media: to spread humor, and by extension joy. Even typos can or other misconceptions can be shaped into a something that is positively viral. An example of this is the whole snake/snack confusion that the Pflugerville Library had when advertising their Anti-Prom.

 

From: https://bookriot.com/2020/06/22/librarians-and-the-power-of-social-medi…

 

Kept Out of the Library, a School District Tries Summer Reading by Drone - The New York Times

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 06/20/2020 - 20:02
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A Virginia school district, determined not to let a pandemic keep students from their summer reading, is delivering books to students via the drone company run by Alphabet. From: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/17/us/google-wing-drones-virginia-books.html Kept Out of the Library, a School District Tries Summer Reading by Drone - The New York Times

VIDEO: Multiple raccoons take over the library at Arkansas State

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:43
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An Arkansas State University alumnus says he was surprised to spot a few curious critters running around the campus library.

Codie Clark, a math tutor, says he spotted at least two raccoons Sunday on the third floor of the university's Dean B. Ellis Library while waiting for a student to arrive for a tutoring session. Clark says other students then cornered one raccoon.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/oct/29/multiple-raccoons-take-…

Amazon's latest antitrust foe: Libraries

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 10/25/2019 - 13:03

Driving the news: The American Library Association said libraries are struggling to acquire ebooks because of an "abuse of market power by dominant firms," as part of a report for the House Judiciary Committee's digital markets investigation that was made public Thursday.

https://www.axios.com/amazon-library-ala-antitrust-ebooks-679e8e4d-97bc…