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Virtual library is never snowbound

Mid-Continent Public Library’s doors are closed during federal holidays and inclement weather, but readers aren’t left waiting until the next day to pick up their next page-turner.
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The Future of Libraries

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Graphic from Open-Site.org showcasing library use and service statistics.

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Preserving the Vatican's Historic Treasures

"Like" us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/N2vD24 Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/Ukp7aB The Bibliotheca Apostolica, as the Vatican Library is known, is one…
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Check it out: Free tunes at KC libraries - KansasCity.com

Maybe you’ve loaded your iTunes library with music copied from borrowed CDs. Or downloaded tracks, pirate style, from dubious file-sharing websites. But what if you could load up on music without dodging copyright law — and still not pay?
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What boys like to read

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"Scieszka was ahead of curve a decade ago when he launched the Guys Read initiative, a web-based literacy program for boys. Although it has already spawned three anthologies of stories for pre-teen boys, guysread.com is for really for guys of any age. Some of the subcategories under the “Books that Guys Read” section explain more than I could in much less time:

“Outer space, but without aliens”

“People being transformed into animals”

“How to build stuff”

“At least one explosion”"


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Best Sellers - The New York Times

Best Sellers - The New York Times | Libraries and You | Scoop.it
Browse best seller lists, book reviews & news for authors, fiction & non-fiction, literature, biographies, memoirs, children's books, science fiction & self-help."
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Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview

Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview | Libraries and You | Scoop.it
"Don't think about things, just do them; don't predict them, just make them."

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"It’s all FREE, that’s the great thing about libraries!"

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Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators | Libraries and You | Scoop.it
An old idea reinvented for the 21st century. (Where will the next great startup be born? It might just be in your library.
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