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The library of solace

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The kids have names. Identities. All of them. They miss school. They know what's going on outside, perhaps not the gravity of it all. But they know one thing: school isn't in session and something ...
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Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED

Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
A survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library's resources to create articles about local history.
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The library of solace

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The kids have names. Identities. All of them. They miss school. They know what's going on outside, perhaps not the gravity of it all. But they know one thing: school isn't in session and something ...
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Google brings its Photo Sphere Camera app to the iPhone and iPad

Google brings its Photo Sphere Camera app to the iPhone and iPad | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Trumps Apple's panoramic mode with 360 degree image capture
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What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library

What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Tech Review: As e-book subscription services grow their catalogs, the age-old institution trumps all.
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Top Ten Schneider Award Favorites of the 2014 Schneider Award Jury by Peg Glisson

Top Ten Schneider Award Favorites of the  2014 Schneider Award Jury by Peg Glisson | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

"The Schneider Award Jury celebrated the Award’s 10th Anniversary at a festive luncheon during the recent American Library Association’s Annual Conference.  ... Not surprising, there was lots of talk about books, including favorites of those in attendance.  When asked about favorite Schneider winners, everyone had one! Replies spanned books selected over all ten years of the Award, all three age groups, and several genres! Here are their Top Ten."


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Chaos in Your Children’s Section? Embrace It. | First Steps

Chaos in Your Children’s Section? Embrace It. | First Steps | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Mayhem, schmayhem. If your library's children's room is chaotic, it’s proof that the little ones are learning.
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Benetech’s Bookshare Library Expands Services in Canada

Benetech has been working to bring the proven Bookshare model to people in need all around the world since 2008. Bookshare, a Benetech Global Literacy initiative, currently serves members with qualifying print disabilities in nearly 50 countries and has been granted permission from publishers to provide over 165,000 titles (out of its current total collection of over 280,000 accessible titles) in most of these countries. In Canada, Bookshare now offers more than 180,000 accessible ebooks.


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Too Soon for Technology?: The latest on digital use by preschoolers

Too Soon for Technology?: The latest on digital use by preschoolers | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
The low-down on digital content, what’s appropriate, at what age—and some props for print books.
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London streets filled with 'BookBenches'

London streets filled with 'BookBenches' | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

The National Literacy Trust (NLT) has released fresh research showing children's enjoyment of reading has grown over the past eight years, at the same time as literary "BookBenches" appear all over London.

 

-Joshua Farrington


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100 novels that make you proud to be Canadian

100 novels that make you proud to be Canadian | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

Literary or mystery, comic or graphic, historical or out of this world, 100 must-read Canadian novels.


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Tosca’s Summer Reading List: YA Nominees - Official Site of the NY Times Best Selling Author

Tosca’s Summer Reading List: YA Nominees - Official Site of the NY Times Best Selling Author | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

Here is a downloadable list of the Young Adult books nominated by Tosca’s Facebook Fans for her 2014 Summer Reading List.


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Young Listeners New and Notable

Young Listeners New and Notable | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA.
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Picture Books that Make You Laugh Out Loud │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

Picture Books that Make You Laugh Out Loud │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Tall tales have all the earmarks for great read alouds: outlandish illustrations, hard-to-believe deeds, and larger-than-life heroes. These stories, selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild, beg to be read again and again.
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3D printers widely accessible at libraries, makerspaces

3D printers widely accessible at libraries, makerspaces | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Want to 3D print a personalized wedding caketopper featuring you and your betrothed? Or some really unique jewelry? No problem. Here's where you can find publicly accessible 3D printers across the country.
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Ferguson Library Becomes Oasis of Calm Amid Strife

Ferguson Library Becomes Oasis of Calm Amid Strife | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Ferguson library has become an oasis of calm and activities for children while school postpone during the street protests over the police shooting of Michael Brown.
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Step inside the new Halifax Central Library

Step inside the new Halifax Central Library | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
There’s a state-of-the-art structure nearing completion in the heart of historic downtown Halifax. The new Halifax Central Library is an impressive five-story building that can’t be missed. Rightly named as one of CNN Style’s “10 eye-popping new buildings you’ll see in 2014,” the design features a glass façade and an impressive cantilever—the overhanging structure jutting off the rooftop—offering expansive views of the city.
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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records

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Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library), a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.
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Guelph Public Library 'Amnesty Day' sees almost 8,000 overdue items returned

Guelph Public Library 'Amnesty Day' sees almost 8,000 overdue items returned | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Guelph Public Library saw nearly 8,000 overdue items returned on Amnesty Day, including one that was 16 years overdue,

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A Brief History of American Bookmobiles...in Pictures - BOOK RIOT

A Brief History of American Bookmobiles...in Pictures - BOOK RIOT | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
For book lovers, bookmobiles are oddly romantic. They seem like dream-machines, very real automobiles rolling through our lives in an almost impossible fashion. The first American bookmobile was actually a wagon. Mary Titcomb, a Maryland librarian, recgonized that having books … Continued
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The simplest, cheapest way to give your child a healthy start: Read to them

The simplest, cheapest way to give your child a healthy start: Read to them | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Studies show encouraging reading at an early age leads to higher education and income, and better overall health
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Five Reasons to Love Your Librarians

Five Reasons to Love Your Librarians | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
What’s more lovable than a librarian? Koala bears? Free hot dogs? Unassuming photos of corgi puppies? http://t.co/GIgRzBcFLt #notenimavis
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No more silence in the library

No more silence in the library | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it

Walk into your local library today, and you'll probably find a bustling community space as likely to have a digital gaming station as it is to house ceiling-high stacks of books. "We want to get away from the old stereotypes of shushing in the library. We want it to be a vibrant and interactive place," Kathryn Goodhue, CEO of the Brantford Public Library said. "It's exciting time in libraries."

 

-Sheena Goodyear


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CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift

CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
In an effort to address the lack of broadband access among low-income residents, the Chicago Public Library (CPL), and New York Public Library (NYPL) on June 23 announced new programs that will allow patrons to check out and take home wifi hotspots. NYPL’s “Check Out the Internet,” and CPL’s “Internet to Go” programs are made possible, in part, by grants awarded this week by the Knight News Challenge, a competition developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Mozilla, to fund and promote projects committed to making the Internet an open, equitable platform.
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The Debut: SLJTeen Talks with Heather Brittain Bergstrom, Author of ‘Steal the North’

The Debut: SLJTeen Talks with Heather Brittain Bergstrom, Author of ‘Steal the North’ | Biblio Bulletin | Scoop.it
Adult Books 4 Teens reviewer Diane Colson digs into Heather Brittain Bergstrom's debut novel Steal the North, rich in imagery from eastern Washington, Indian reservations, and Baptist fundamentalism. It's a love story, not only for characters Reuben and Emmy, but for anyone who finds themselves missing the place they once ran away from.
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