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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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Why Librarians Matter - GeekMom

Why Librarians Matter - GeekMom | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
If you think librarians are all prim women, shushing loud children, you need to visit your local library and update your thinking. Librarians are the gateway to knowledge, defenders of freedom, and more!
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Factiva Thanks Librarians - YouTube

Everyone comes to special librarians for information. Whether it's fluctuating grain prices or the prep for a sales pitch. In a world hungry for information,...
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National Library Week: Why TechSoup Loves the Library | TechSoup for Libraries

National Library Week: Why TechSoup Loves the Library | TechSoup for Libraries | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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Newsmaker: Judy Blume | American Libraries Magazine

Newsmaker: Judy Blume | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"Famed author discusses censorship, procrastination, and her love of tweeting..."

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New Library Opens in the Poconos - PAHomepage.com

New Library Opens in the Poconos - PAHomepage.com | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
The public is invited to a Grand Opening celebration.
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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....
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Terry Doherty's curator insight, April 17, 4:02 PM

Reading is a social experience ... what other way can you think of to show children how people value reading than by going to the library?

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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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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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Countdown to Opening Weekend of the New Ridgefield Library: T-16

Countdown to Opening Weekend of the New Ridgefield Library: T-16 | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Did you know that the New Ridgefield Library will be opening May 9?
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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150A Century Later, Children Still Finding Sanctuary at Brownsville Library

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150A Century Later, Children Still Finding Sanctuary at Brownsville Library | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

The Stone Avenue branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is celebrating its anniversary and reflecting on its mission as a haven for children within a tough neighborhood.

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Chicago Public Library Increases Internet Access Through its Innovative "Hotspot at Home" Program; lending service will include laptops and digital skills training.

Chicago Public Library Increases Internet Access Through its Innovative "Hotspot at Home" Program; lending service will include laptops and digital skills training. | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

"Via its network of 80 branches, Chicago Public Library (CPL) is the city's largest provider of free Internet access. CPL supports digital literacy and skill development by providing in-library experts, CyberNavigators..."

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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...
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Libraries Still Loved, a Century After Carnegie, Mary Silver - The Epoch Times

Libraries Still Loved, a Century After Carnegie, Mary Silver - The Epoch Times | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Libraries are town squares, art galleries, windows to the larger world, temples of learning, story time palaces, and free Internet cafes.
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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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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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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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