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Ten Stories That Shaped 2021

How time flies! Once again we look back at the memorable events of the past year.

10. More Libraries End Late Fines

Libraries continue to make headlines for discontinuing the assessment of financial penalties for returning books late. Not only does this practice help get overdue books returned, it promotes equitable access to library collections.

9. Cape Town Library Damaged by Fire

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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-…