Hundreds of islanders flocked to the Vashon Library on Saturday, getting a first look at the newly renovated library, complete with large banks of windows, expanded spaces for meeting and working and features to appeal to those who have left the printed word behind for electronic devices.
The Wichita Public Library (WPL), KS, has become a coalition builder for larger community goals. WPL signed on as an early “vision partner” with Visioneering Wichita, whose goal is to develop a strategic plan, through extensive community engagement, for the whole Wichita metropolitan area. Over the decades, WPL had established a growing engagement with the city’s residents. The Visioneering Wichita process gave that long-standing community engagement specific goals and direction. This reenergized engagement won for Wichita and its library the 2014 LibraryAware Community Award.
"... As word of Provincetown’s efforts hit the national news, Director Dolores Greenwald of the Williamson County (TN) Public Library was inspired to reach out to the library’s backyard neighbor—Ingram Books—and see if it couldn’t do something similar. “The motivation…was the desire for the library to move in the direction of being content creators, not just content curators,” said Greenwald..."
Hillsboro Tribune LIBRARY sees the LIGHT Hillsboro Tribune Judging by the large crowd on hand for the grand reopening of the Hillsboro Public Library's Shute Park Branch last Saturday, the money and time it took was well worth the wait.
Forbes Why There Should Be A Starbucks In Every Local Library Forbes Let me be clear from the beginning. I like my local local library. I have spent a great deal of time there, reading newspapers and journals.
"...At Coffee County Lannom Library in Tullahoma, Tennessee, a masked library supporter, TK-7693, simultaneously wished to help spread library awareness and lay to rest the rumors that all stormtroopers are one-dimensional-brainless-sith-lord-followers-who-can't-shoot-straight.,,"
School libraries are adjusting to the learning needs of the 21st Century. For Bonner (Mont.) Elementary School Librarian Katie Dvarshkis, that involves not only providing books, but also the online and digital tools her students need – as well as teaching them the proper use of them (information literacy skills). The library is set to play a key role in implementing Common Core standards.
Most of people predict that the digital age will wipe public bookshelves clean and permanently end the centuries-old era of libraries. Despite their perceived obsolescence in the digital age both libraries and librarians are irreplaceable for many reasons.
Did an elephant really swim from Brooklyn to Staten Island? That was one of the 3.5 million often funny and poignant questions visitors to 60 Brooklyn Public Library branches had for 100 librarians in 2013, records show.
"Does your child need help with their homework? Do they want to learn more about a subject such as animals, state capitals or famous people in history? Would they like to read a story? Or play a game that will help them learn? Children can do all of this and a lot more with the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL). All they need is a computer, smartphone or other device with an Internet connection. Click here to go to the website. The service is free and can be used at any time, any day..."
Libraries With Shelf Life Wall Street Journal A few years ago, Robert Dawson took his 24-year-old son on two road trips around the country to photograph hundreds of public libraries—many of which show up in the photographer's new book.
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries. The report examines the relationship Americans have with their libraries and technology. Dusty, worn books versus sleek new computers, tablets or smartphones may seem like unlikely companions, but it’s really all about information. Continue reading →