“These innovations demonstrate the remarkable breadth, depth and impact of public libraries in the communities they serve,” said ULC President and CEO Susan Benton. “From helping people find jobs, to improving language skills among immigrants to increasing their job success, to teaching teens about healthy nutrition, public libraries are continuing to transform their roles in the community and, in the process, are building stronger communities.”
Part of my job as a librarian is reading stories aloud, though unlike my colleagues, I read them to grown-ups, and the stories often involve murder, extramarital affairs, and the occasional cannibal feast. From having read aloud myself, I’m very aware of just how skilled professional audiobook narrators truly are. Here are some of my favorite male audiobook readers whose pipes and talent I would kill to have.
A comics festival taking place in a library, while the library is still open no less, may well seem like a potential disaster in the making. But TCAF succeeds beautifully because of the partnership between The Beguiling, Toronto’s unrivaled comics store and TCAF’s base of operations, and the Toronto library system.
Over the last 14 years, we have researched the Challenge's impact and proved that it widens children's reading range and massively improves their confidence - 90% of participants feel they are "better readers". It helps combat the summer holiday dip in literacy skills, and participants return to school more motivated to learn and read. For many families it is transformational - there's an annual flood of positive feedback.
Ça y est, la Westport Connecticut Public Library (WPL) vient de lancer officiellement son New Maker Store, autrement dit son Nouvel espace de Création ! Elle est l'une des premières bibliothèques à expérimenter le mouvement.
Bethesda (Etats-Unis) - Rien de tel qu'une canicule record doublée de millions de coupures d'électricité dans les foyers américains pour redonner vie aux bibliothèques de quartier, qui offrent climatisation et connexion à l'internet.
Fictional works are usually cataloged by author and title, not by subject or plot line, which makes identifying books by their plot or story line difficult. Before you start your search it would help if you can identify everything you remember about the book, plot, character names, time period in which the book may have been published, genre, etc. All these can help in identifying the title and author of the book.
Copyright legislation in Canada has finally been updated after two governments, four bills, and 15 years of debate, and while it’s long overdue and sorely needed, federal legislators could have done better, says Canada’s leading expert on copyright issues who criticized the federal government for caving to the United States on digital locks.
What attracts library customers to today’s libraries? The rise of mobile culture and the smart phone society brings a dynamic shift in expectations about how, when, and where to access information. What factors draw their attention to the library, rather than a crowdsourced data channel, commercial service, or search engine?
When it’s time to make the lambs stop nagging, put these narrators in your ear. They’ll whine, inspire, comfort, and advise, just like all the real voices. But unlike real life, these voices come with an off button to make them shut up.
Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection reader’s advisory service goes where it may. In this column, some truly bad music and the delights of the Regency lead me down a winding path.
...they will publish thirty-four children’s ebooks, including Robert Munsch’s children’s classic The Paper Bag Princess, The Mole Sisters series by Roslyn Schwartz, and original picture books such as Red Is Bestby Kathy Stinson. The ebooks will be on sale this summer from Amazon.com, Apple iBookstore, BarnesandNoble.com, Google/IndieBound, Kobo Books, Overdrive, and the Sony Reader Store.
Why do library notices about open hours too often say they’re closed at some time due to statutory holidays/floods/blackouts/staff training, instead of adding that they’re open online 24/7/365 online too? Time for a re-think about notices as positive marketing in a virtual world – especially on Facebook, Twitter, websites, etc.
The Sunday Edition kicks off its beach reads series with a look at crime fiction! Four of Canada's most exciting new mystery writers -- Robin Spano, Hilary Davidson, Deryn Collier and Ian Hamilton -- talk about the craft of writing mysteries and creating captivating characters. You can listen to their conversation in the audio clip below.
De façon bizarre et réitérée, les questions que je posais sur la bibliothèque troisième lieu me reviennent à travers de multiples échanges, lectures, contacts. Tout aussi étrangement, elles se conjuguent avec des observations passionnées sur mon post-scriptum, qui promettait ma critique de la vogue du ‘learning center‘. Je l’avoue, ces questions me taraudent particulièrement, peut-être parce que me suis beaucoup consacré aux collections et aux politiques documentaires, et que ‘troisième lieu’ comme learning center posent des objectifs qui négligent justement parfois ces collections et parfois ces politiques documentaires.