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MVSU rededicates 'new' library

MVSU rededicates 'new' library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Mississippi Valley State University students moved into the renovated and remodeled James Herbert White Library in August.
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A spacious, high-tech library is unveiled - Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

A spacious, high-tech library is unveiled - Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.: Health deadline brings last minute surge | Health | Kentucky.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.: Health deadline brings last minute surge | Health | Kentucky.com | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"...At times, a line of people snaked outside a room on the second floor of the main public library in Nashville where volunteers were helping people get enrolled..."

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Libraries Are Surprisingly Popular, and Oh Yeah, They Also Make You Awesome

Libraries Are Surprisingly Popular, and Oh Yeah, They Also Make You Awesome | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
A new Pew Research study just came out with some surprising facts. Apparently, people love libraries. Like, even people who don’t go to libraries think that they’re really cool. Even more surprising,
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▶ St. Paul Public Library: Sharing More Than Books - YouTube

Libraries have a long history of serving their communities by providing access to resources and information. When the St. Paul Public Library saw a growing n...
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Engaging Everyone In Town | 2014 LibraryAware Community Award

Engaging Everyone In Town | 2014 LibraryAware Community Award | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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.
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The Public Library as Publisher | lj.libraryjournal.com

The Public Library as Publisher | lj.libraryjournal.com | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

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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..."


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Slide Show: American Public Libraries Great and Small

Slide Show: American Public Libraries Great and Small | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
In the course of eighteen years, the photographer Robert Dawson took pictures of hundreds of public libraries across the U.S.
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Photo Essay: Meet New York's Loyal Public Library Patrons

Photo Essay: Meet New York's Loyal Public Library Patrons | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
You know those places with all the books? Those storehouses of archived newspapers, art magazines, academic journals, and fiction written for young adults? Libraries? Well, they're still here, and ...
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LIBRARY sees the LIGHT - Hillsboro Tribune

LIBRARY sees the LIGHT - Hillsboro Tribune | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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LIBRARY sees the LIGHT
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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.
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I hang out at libraries, even when I’m not looking for a book

I hang out at libraries, even when I’m not looking for a book | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
We had an hour to kill. None of the trendy microbreweries were quiet enough to have a real conversation. My friend wasn't hungry; I couldn't...
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Why There Should Be A Starbucks In Every Local Library - Forbes

Why There Should Be A Starbucks In Every Local Library - Forbes | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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Why There Should Be A Starbucks In Every Local Library
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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.
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Are Library Users Happier People? | TIME

Are Library Users Happier People? | TIME | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
A Pew study out Thursday suggests library users tend to be pillars of the community, with good ties to their neighbors and positive lives
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Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond

Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
With physical and virtual visits “off the charts,” libraries across the country are thinking up innovative ways to keep users happy.
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AAUW donates book to Blount County Public Library

AAUW donates book to Blount County Public Library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Maryville donated a signed copy of “Tennessee Women of Vision and Courage” to the Blount County Public Library in honor of Women’s History Month
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Geek the Library -- Literally

Geek the Library -- Literally | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"...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.,,"

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School Libraries: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Learners | At Your Library

School Libraries: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Learners | At Your Library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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.
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Top 10 Reasons Why Libraries are still Important?

Top 10 Reasons Why Libraries are still Important? | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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.
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Brooklyn Public Library researchers answered 3.5 million questions in 2013, records show

Brooklyn Public Library researchers answered 3.5 million questions in 2013, records show | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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.
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Tennessee Electronic Library - kidcentraltn.com

Tennessee Electronic Library - kidcentraltn.com | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"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..."

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How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
From Obamacare to getting kids reading, libraries have a bigger part to play in local communities than ever before, says Larra Clark
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Who is Checking Out America's Public Libraries? - Millionaire Corner

Who is Checking Out America's Public Libraries? - Millionaire Corner | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

Pondering the Pew Study results.

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Re: "What Has Become of the Public Library?" - Berkeley Daily Planet

Reader response

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Libraries With Shelf Life - Wall Street Journal

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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.
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Turns out most engaged library users are also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Turns out most engaged library users are also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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 →
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There’s No Shushing at This Library—and You'll Want to Bring a Trowel

There’s No Shushing at This Library—and You'll Want to Bring a Trowel | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Libraries rewrite their traditional roles in the community with gardening workshops, even their own tiny farms.
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