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Libraries Deserve to be Celebrated

Libraries Deserve to be Celebrated | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"October is National Library Month, and libraries are indeed worthy of celebration and appreciation.

Given the relatively small size of our municipality, those who live in Meaford are very fortunate to be served by not one, but three libraries..."

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Looking for Student Workers? Remember to Post on Hire-A-VOL | Tennessee Today

Looking for Student Workers? Remember to Post on Hire-A-VOL | Tennessee Today | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"... Faculty and staff who want to learn how to use HAV are invited to attend a training session from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2, in Hodges Library Room 213..."

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Artist returns home to exhibit in Bristol Public Library gallery

Artist returns home to exhibit in Bristol Public Library gallery | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
BRISTOL, Va. — Bristol native and Tennessee High School graduate Meghan O’Connor is currently exhibiting her prints in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery at the Bristol Public Library through Dec. 28. The exhibition is entitled “Coming Home” to honor her roots in the Bristol community.
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Fischer: Recalling a lifelong love of libraries

Fischer: Recalling a lifelong love of libraries | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"Ever since I learned to write my name at age 6 -- and thus was awarded a membership card -- I've been an avid fan of libraries. During weekly jaunts with mom through the stacks, I discovered Laura Ingalls Wilder and her fiddle-playing father, Flossie and Freddie Bobbsey, and the delightful tales of Flicka, Ricka and Dicka, the Swedish triplets..."

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Never underestimate the impact of a visit to the library!

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D.C. public library system highlighted in Aspen Institute’s national report

D.C. public library system highlighted in Aspen Institute’s national report | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
One of the District's least highlighted gems is getting some national love.
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A really free library and a lifelong love — NewsWorks

A really free library and a lifelong love — NewsWorks | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
There’s a new library in my Philadelphia neighborhood that is so small you could walk right by it   The size of a dollhouse at eye level two feet wide and three feet high this miniature
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Taking the library to rural Berkeley County

Taking the library to rural Berkeley County | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Back in 1948, folks in rural Berkeley County finally got themselves a bookmobile.
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Ardmore Public Library’s Fall Bazaar slated for Sept. 20

Ardmore Public Library’s Fall Bazaar slated for Sept. 20 | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Ardmore Public Library’s Fall Bazaar and Chicken Stew is 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.
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Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative | WJLE

Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative | WJLE | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
In support of the Tennessee Promise initiative, Justin Potter Library will commit to the following actions: 1. Starting Sept 25 through Oct. 30, Justin Potter Library will provide computers and quiet space each Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our high school seniors to go online at www.TNPromise.gov to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, for adults to sign up as mentors and or community members for find out more information about this initiative.
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Nashville District showcasing historical maps from 1800s

Nashville District showcasing historical maps from 1800s | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
An 1874 military map of Middle Tennessee and 1888 map of Muscle Shoals were recently restored and replicas of them are now being showcased in the Barlow Conference Room located at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
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Chattanooga Library Board Responds to Audit’s Allegations

Chattanooga Library Board Responds to Audit’s Allegations | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Last week the board of the Chattanooga Public Library (TN) responded to a city audit released in late August, which criticized Library Director and LJ librarian of the year Corinne Hill and top staffers for receiving excess travel reimbursements (since repaid), and stated that two employees have been reported to the state for suspected fraud for taking paid speaking and consultant jobs on library time.
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Collierville Burch Library looking to expand | Tennessee News Feed

"...  Collierville’s library, at 26,000 square feet, is among the smallest in building size compared to other Tennessee suburban cities like Germantown (31,000 square feet), Brentwood (55,500) Kingsport (41,400) or Johnson City (43,000)..."

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Regina's North Central residents excited for planned community facility

Regina's North Central residents excited for planned community facility | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Community members are excited that Regina's North Central Shared Facility is one step closer to being built. The City of Regina executive committee agreed to pay $8.8 million, or 20 per cent of the cost for the new complex Wednesday.
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Blount County Library | First Fruits Catering

Blount County Library | First Fruits Catering | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
The Noah's Ark theme baby shower was catered by First Fruits Catering and held at the Blount County Library in the private meeting space available for rent.
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Monteagle's storied Highlander Folk School deemed 'endangered'

Monteagle's storied Highlander Folk School deemed 'endangered' | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"...  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks first heard folk singer Pete Seeger sing "We Shall Overcome" in the school's tiny, rustic library in 1954, when the first civil rights workshops were being held for activists who spoke quietly of a movement that would shout at the world..."

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Quiet please: Clara Brennan's play Spine speaks up for libraries

Quiet please: Clara Brennan's play Spine speaks up for libraries | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Part polemic and part love letter, the monologue Spine responds to library closures. It’s not just about the freedom of learning, finds Catherine Love, but also a personal narrative about the austerity agenda
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College of Communication and Information to Celebrate Diversity Week | Tennessee Today

College of Communication and Information to Celebrate Diversity Week | Tennessee Today | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

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The College of Communication and Information will celebrate its Diversity and Inclusion Week September 22–25 with a keynote speech, an open forum, panels, and a diversity festival..."

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Residents mourn Narangba Library closure

Residents mourn Narangba Library closure | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
RESIDENTS laid wreaths at the Narangba Library in protest of the library closing for a bigger one to open in North Lakes.
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Tracing a lifelong love affair with libraries

Tracing a lifelong love affair with libraries | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Maybe because everyone in my family, one way or another, is a storyteller, I grew up with a love for reading, for books and for libraries.
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County helps library with HVAC repairs

County helps library with HVAC repairs | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
County would like agreement with the city on library funding.
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Fall Tennessee Craft Fair Is Sept. 26-28 - 09/15/2014 - Chattanoogan.com

Fall Tennessee Craft Fair Is Sept. 26-28 - 09/15/2014 - Chattanoogan.com | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"... Thanks to community support, volunteers from the Frist, Cheekwood, Nashville Ballet, Ms. Biz Youth Entrepreneurs, the Nashville Public Library and the Tennessee State Museum will be onsite providing craft activities to help ignite creativity among children and inspire our next generation of craft artists..."

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Fill libraries with 3D printers and staff to help users learn CAD and coding, like at the Chattanooga Public Library in TN

Fill libraries with 3D printers and staff to help users learn CAD and coding, like at the Chattanooga Public Library in TN | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"Follow the Chattanooga Public Library's model by providing 3D printers for the public to use, and staff who can help people learn to use them, like materials, CAD, coding, printer maintenance, costs, developing/using/increasing on-line 3D models for things people may need/want..."

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Williamson County Public Library roundup: Sept. 15-25

Williamson County Public Library roundup: Sept. 15-25 | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Check out the upcoming roundup for the Williamson County Public Library.
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Library events across the county (Sept. 10-17)

Library events across the county (Sept. 10-17) | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Here are some of the top upcoming events and opportunities at libraries across the county
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Libraries fighting to revive love of reading - News VietNamNet

Libraries fighting to revive love of reading - News VietNamNet | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge – To encourage people to read books, many
individuals have opened libraries to the public free of charge. In
Hanoi, these libraries have become useful places for local people,
helping revive the love of reading at a time
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