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The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: What Does Your Facebook ...

The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: What Does Your Facebook ... | Libraries | Scoop.it
Now I don't work in a library these days, I work for librarians as a marketing consultant & trainer. I wanted something that would reflect the fact that I actively promote libraries and recognize their value.
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Library Poem by Julia Donaldson

Library Poem by Julia Donaldson | Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are being closed all over the country, so children's laureate Julia Donaldson has written this poem specially for National Libraries Day...
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Cecilia Levy’s Dainty Little Tea Cups Are Made From Recycled Book Pages

Cecilia Levy’s Dainty Little Tea Cups Are Made From Recycled Book Pages | Libraries | Scoop.it
These beautiful teacups made by Swedish artist Cecilia Levy are not only beautiful to look at but also made from recycled book pages!
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The Mysterious Paper Sculptures of Edinburgh

The Mysterious Paper Sculptures of Edinburgh | Libraries | Scoop.it
From March to November of this year, an anonymous artist covertly installed incredibly intricate miniature papercraft sculptures in museums, libraries, and other educational centers in Edinburgh, S...
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The world is at your fingertips @ the library

The world is at your fingertips @ the library | Libraries | Scoop.it
by John Hunziker

Over the past four years I have come to realize that people in our community see the library as a resource of infinite possibilities and use it in many ways.
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Using tablet computers, e-libraries, and family literacy initiatives to encourage young children to read | LLRX.com

Using tablet computers, e-libraries, and family literacy initiatives to encourage young children to read | LLRX.com | Libraries | Scoop.it
David H. Rotham continues to articulate and comprehensively document the case that a public national digital library system should serve people of all income levels and all ages, centenarians included.
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Library director Brechon turns the pa - Chanhassen Villager

Library director Brechon turns the pa - Chanhassen Villager | Libraries | Scoop.it
Library director Brechon turns the paChanhassen VillagerPHOTO BY UNSIE ZUEGE Carver County Library Director Melissa Brechon pushed to bring new technology, new libraries, and new services to the Carver County Library system.
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Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”?

Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”? | Libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries as Hacker Spaces - the centre of the new network economy!


Via Rob Paterson
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How Will We Read: In Public Libraries?

How Will We Read: In Public Libraries? | Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries across the United States need our help as they are being closed or having significant cuts made to their budgets. (How Will We Read: In Public Libraries?
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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month | Libraries | Scoop.it
Attention all future best-selling authors! November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as the members of this ultimate writing group calls it. This is an online community that provides fe...
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Southern California Library Literacy Network: Libraries Are Essential ...

Southern California Library Literacy Network: Libraries Are Essential ... | Libraries | Scoop.it
May 16: Gov Restores $15.2M Library Funding Mar 16: BUDGET COMMITTEE SAVES LIBRARY PROGRAMS “Conference Compromise ” $8.5 million California Library Services Act $3.7 million California Library Literacy ...
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Designing Better Libraries » How To Tell If They Really Love Your Library

Designing Better Libraries - Just another WordPress weblog (Designing Better Libraries » How To Tell If They Really Love Your ...)...
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Children create comic books through literacy program - Peterborough Examiner - Ontario, CA

Children create comic books through literacy program - Peterborough Examiner - Ontario, CA | Libraries | Scoop.it
Superheroes, ninjas, a radioactive penguin and even Godzilla were on hand Monday as several local children debuted their own comic books at the...
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Despite funding struggles, suburban libraries helping jobseekers

Despite funding struggles, suburban libraries helping jobseekers | Libraries | Scoop.it
Public libraries have become the go-to resource for people on the hunt for new jobs, whether they're unemployed or simply looking for a change.
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Libraries Offer More Than Books - Huffington Post

Libraries Offer More Than Books - Huffington Post | Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries Offer More Than BooksHuffington PostLibraries provide tangible services to their communities every year; in Wisconsin, for example, they return $4.06 worth of materials and services for every tax dollar that's invested, raising property...
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Literacy and Reading Charities

Literacy and Reading Charities | Libraries | Scoop.it
Thatcher of Juniper Books highlights a few charities doing good work in the area of promoting literacy and positive social change through books and reading.
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Babies And Libraries. What Are The Benefits Of Taking A Child To The Library?

Babies And Libraries. What Are The Benefits Of Taking A Child To The Library? | Libraries | Scoop.it
Babies and libraries - do they mix? Wondering when to start taking your baby to the library? Or maybe you're wondering why anyone would take a baby to the library! (RT @tashrow: Babies And Libraries.
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The 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World - Flavorwire

The 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World - Flavorwire | Libraries | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill (The 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World http://t.co/TxVKxa10...)...
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Return of the Coffeehouse: How to turn your library into an ideas factory

Return of the Coffeehouse: How to turn your library into an ideas factory | Libraries | Scoop.it
Recently I read Steven Johnson’s Where good ideas come from: the natural history of innovation.  It’s a fascinating book, full of anecdotes about Charles Darwin and MIT’s Building 20.  John...
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9 Reasons Publishers Should Stop Acting Like Libraries Are The Enemy and Start Thanking Them

9 Reasons Publishers Should Stop Acting Like Libraries Are The Enemy and Start Thanking Them | Libraries | Scoop.it
1. Libraries let people read your books. I know, I know, you think that if it weren't for libraries more people would buy your books, I have bad news for you, if it weren't for libraries people would read less not buy more books.
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Louder libraries for a digital age to open across U.S. | McClatchy

Louder libraries for a digital age to open across U.S. | McClatchy | Libraries | Scoop.it
Imagine walking into a public library filled with PlayStations, Wii game consoles and electric keyboards pumped up to maximum volume. Teenagers are munching on snacks, checking out laptops and slouching on sofas or beanbags.
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Library Budget Cuts Threaten Community Services Across Country

Library Budget Cuts Threaten Community Services Across Country | Libraries | Scoop.it
This is part of our new ongoing series, Libraries in Crisis. To read more about the series, click here.
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