KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) _ A book about two lesbians who raise children in a ``non-traditional household'' has been removed from the shelves of elementary school libraries in Davis County after a group of parents complained.
•Editor's note: This editorial, published Sunday in the Las Vegas Sun, endorses a property tax increase in Las Vegas to fund that city's libra (read more) (Treat libraries as both an asset and an investment: By The Las Vegas Sun •Editor's note:...
CBS NewsLibrary lifts ban on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' due to reader demandLos Angeles TimesBy Rene Lynch The library system in Brevard County, Fla., has taken the handcuffs off "Fifty Shades of Grey," lifting its temporary ban on the steamy, sexy...
"Two interesting training events last week, both with a school library theme, plus some valuable links and resources for school librarians.
It was fascinating to lead discussions for the London School Library Association branch on the theme of the school library in a changing world. With so many changes that impact on school libraries happening in education and in publishing, as well as the ever evolving digital scene, there was lots to consider. Topics delegates chose to debate included the implications of the Ofsted report Moving English Forward for school librarians, funding issues, raising the profile of the library, information literacy for the Google generation, and how school libraries should deal with e-resources. We talked too about the opportunities social networking offers. The photo is of the lovely library at Lea Valley High School, where the training took place."
Library and Archives Canada Launches its Portrait PortalMarketWatch (press release)GATINEAU, QUEBEC, May 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Today, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launches its online Portrait Portal, making available nearly 15000...
This morning, National Public Radio's Morning Edition took a look at libraries and ebooks. As the story notes, libraries are seeing increasing demands for ebooks, but are facing challenges in securing content for lending.
Last weekend I read the 2012 Vintage version of the New York Times bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. I read it as a whole because I am tired of reading pseudo-reviews that count the number of incidents involving drinking, smoking, sex, and dirty words. (Of course, if some reviewers want to count—be my guest! The book has plenty!) If I were to write a review, I would say the book is way too long and the writing often mundane and clichéd.
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