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Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.'s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. ..."

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Bill Clinton promised hope for this Tennessee town. It’s still waiting.

Bill Clinton promised hope for this Tennessee town. It’s still waiting. | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"... “The majority of people will tell you those were some of the best years they had,” said Athalia Taylor, the town librarian, who worked six years at the plant before it closed, then went into nursing and eventually earned a college degree..."

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City, county to split library funding

City, county to split library funding | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
The city was unable to pay the full amount owed to the library the past two years.
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Auburn's Rural Studio students reveal Newbern Library

Auburn's Rural Studio students reveal Newbern Library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
975 days. 8,200 bricks removed by hand. 362 sheets of plywood. 4,942 drilled in a ceiling. $63,000-worth of donated materials. More than 7,000 books donated. "They say it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a really big...
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Haunts of Chattanooga's Rich and Famous To Be Presented April 6 - Chattanoogan.com

Haunts of Chattanooga's Rich and Famous To Be Presented April 6 - Chattanoogan.com | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"The Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the Local History and Genealogy Department of The Public Library invite you to "Haunts of Chattanooga's Rich and Famous," a program presented by John Shearer..."

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A love affair with a library

A love affair with a library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Almost my entire last year of grad school at Marquette University, I kept on walking right past the Central Library. One day, I finally went in.
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Joe Blundo: Regulars frustrated by closing of library

Joe Blundo: Regulars frustrated by closing of library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
At 8:59 a.m. Monday, about 10 people were lined up at the Main Library waiting for the front door to be unlocked at 9. The scene resembled one at a Starbucks, except that the people weren’t seeking coffee — just warmth, quiet and computers.
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Not Your Mother's Library

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How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century
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California Firefighter 3D Prints a Pool Filter Basket with Help from Local Library

California Firefighter 3D Prints a Pool Filter Basket with Help from Local Library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
We've seen 3D printed air conditioners, couches, bicycles, cars, and even houses. Each and every day we are surprised by yet another use for this incredible tec
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Transformed by the People | 2015 LibraryAware Community Award

Transformed by the People | 2015 LibraryAware Community Award | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
In 2010, two young fathers, Forrest Register and Vince Edge, decided that a direct appeal to local government from citizens of the city of Dothan and its surrounding Houston County, AL, could help transform their community into one in which their children would grow up educated and happy and perhaps even want to stay as adults. Their first priority was to infuse new energy and relevance into the lethargic Houston County Library System (HCLS): at the time headquartered at a downtown branch that f
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County OKs cooperative purchasing agreement

County OKs cooperative purchasing agreement | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"...Mayor Chris Young opened the meeting by notifying the CLB of the appointment of Bill Reffert to the McIver's Grant Public Library Board for a three-year term..."

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Bristol Public Library hoping to reduce people's late fees, raise food donations in process

Bristol Public Library hoping to reduce people's late fees, raise food donations in process | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Just weeks after our Community Watchdog investigation uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in overdue library fines and unreturned materials, Bristol Public Library is trying a new approach t...
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Archivist Tom Kanon examines Tennessee's role in War of 1812 in ‘Tennesseans at War: 1812-1815'

Archivist Tom Kanon examines Tennessee's role in War of 1812 in ‘Tennesseans at War: 1812-1815' | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
The Volunteer State, as every Tennessee schoolchild is taught, is a nickname rooted in the overwhelming turnout of Tennesseans for the War of 1812.
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Tennessee Literacy Coalition to close after 33 years

Tennessee Literacy Coalition to close after 33 years | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Budget challenges shutter non-profit
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Manatee County's Central Library, an improved community asset with major renovations

Manatee County's Central Library, an improved community asset with major renovations | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Libraries are one of the cornerstones of our civic and cultural fabric. Manatee County is blessed with a strong, progressive library system that embraces all technologies as well as all interests.
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Democratic Women honor George Harding

Democratic Women honor George Harding | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
The Wilson County Democratic Women recently presented a book to the Lebanon Library in memory of the late George Harding’s community service and Democratic Party activism. This is a community project
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Public libraries undergo major software change

Public libraries undergo major software change | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Ten area libraries, including the Johnson City and Washington County-Jonesborough public libraries, are changing to a new automation system on May 14.
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Free job search class at Blount library builds confidence

Free job search class at Blount library builds confidence | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
“Gains: Employment through Technology Training in Blount County,” is designed for those in Blount County who are either unemployed or underemployed and lack the computer skills necessary for better employment.
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Report: NYC libraries operating hours not long enough

Report: NYC libraries operating hours not long enough | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report says New York City public libraries' operating hours fall far behind others in the state and in some other major cities.
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5 reasons why the library is great

5 reasons why the library is great | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
National Library Week kicks off Sunday, so in preparation for the event, we thought we’d highlight some great things about the library.
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Terry Doherty's curator insight, April 9, 9:17 AM

Libraries are both a resource and an experiential opportunity  for everyone,  from infant to elder.

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McIver's Grant Friends of Library hosts Meet the Authors

McIver's Grant Friends of Library hosts Meet the Authors | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Friends of McIver's Grant Public Library's recent Meet the Authors Night echoed the wisdom of Mark Twain, with an evening of good friends, good books and good fellowship. After a brief business meeting in McIver's Grant Public Library's community room on Monday, March 23, the annual FOL meeting offered those attending a chance to visit with three authors with a connection to West Tennessee. ...
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Highlights From Paddy Johnson's Art Talk at Nashville Public Library

Highlights From Paddy Johnson's Art Talk at Nashville Public Library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
The vibe at the Insight? Outta Site! lecture by art critic Paddy Johnson at the public library auditorium this afternoon was friendly and informal, thanks...
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Police, bookstore team up to create a new children’s library

Police, bookstore team up to create a new children’s library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Children in the Mission can visit Garfield Park this week for a new safe space to learn and read, thanks to a joint effort between...
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Libraries Are The New Community Centers, Town Greens

Libraries Are The New Community Centers, Town Greens | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Public libraries have been about more than books for decades, but the digitization of information and head-spinning pace of technological innovation has resulted in an expansion of offerings that Andrew Carnegie, or Jules Verne for that matter, could scarcely have imagined.
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Sounds' new park will honor Negro Leagues

Sounds' new park will honor Negro Leagues | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Sounds new ballpark will tell the history of baseball in Nashville.
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19th annual Maury County Safety Awards

19th annual Maury County Safety Awards | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"The 19th annual Maury County Safety Awards were recently presented by the Loss Control Committee on behalf of Maury County ..Adam Southern, Maury County Library for the most improved safety record..."

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