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Get your library card and design a bookmark in September!

  Fall is a great time to start something new – like joining the library. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and librarians everywhere urge everyone, especially kids, to get library cards. Our staff will be visiting classrooms to spread the word, so don’t be surprised if your elementary-school child expresses an urgent desire to [...]

September 4th, 2013
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Forbes Finds Value in Libraries

Although it’s a long article, David Vinjamuri’s Why Public Libraries Matter: and How They Can Do More is well-written, articulate, and well worth your time.  Thoughts or comments? Let’s hear ‘em. ~Ali B

January 22nd, 2013
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What We’re Reading, Part 2, 11/23/11

OK, so continuing our list . . . . Roland Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists by Seth Alex The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan Seize the Night by Sherilynn Kenyon Shannon The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution by Henry Schlesinger The Hidden Reality: [...]

December 2nd, 2011
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Miss Rumphius 1982

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney In order to keep library collections from growing out of control, librarians remove — or “weed” — books that are worn, torn, out of date, and underused  Although people freak out when I tell them that libraries throw books away, regular weeding is the only way to keep a collection [...]

November 30th, 2011
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Borders and the Book World

Recently, there’s been much ado about the book world as  Borders, one of the largest national book retail chains, closes its doors for good. Below are links to recent articles discussing Borders’ closure and what it means for the book world. From Publisher’s Weekly (7/29/11) “Fatal Mistakes: Borders Pounded the Nails in its Own Coffin” [...]

August 8th, 2011