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Public libraries, especially in the English-speaking world, have a history that goes back centuries, especially in the UK. Public libraries have been a part of American culture and education for more than two centuries. Today, the best state for these essential institutions is Vermont. The expansion of public libraries in the United States owes its …

By Joanne Engelhardt When Dan Brown’s mystery thriller “The DaVinci Code” was released in 2003, it sold over 80 million copies in its first six years. It was beaten the same year by JK Rowling’s fifth book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, which sold the same number of books in just six …

Lewiston and Auburn Public Libraries plan to co-host the Museum Of Bad Art with a virtual “Tough Times – From Have a Bad Day to Dystopian Apocalypse” program. This free public broadcast will take place on Zoom from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21. In this presentation, the Museum Of Bad Art …

Public libraries, especially in the English-speaking world, have a history that goes back centuries, especially in the UK. Public libraries have been a part of American culture and education for more than two centuries. The expansion of public libraries in the United States owes its growth to one man: Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate. He …

Kohima, February 25 (MExN): The state of Nagaland has a total of 641 rural libraries registered with the Department of Art and Culture. This was briefed by Councilor, Art & Culture and Tourism, H Khehovi Yepthomi during the Workshop for Public Libraries held at Kohima State Library on February 25. Sponsored by the Raja Rammohan …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Staff at 88 Alabama public libraries will launch the Reimagining School Readiness train-the-trainer program led by the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS), beginning March 1. The program reinforces early learning through discovery for children from birth to 8 years old and their families. Developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum with …

Tor Books From Brandon Sanderson ― author of the New York Times bestseller Stormlight Archive and his massive fourth installment, Rhythm of War ― comes a heavy new short story, Dawnshard. Set between Oathbringer and Rhythm of War, this tale (like Edgedancer before it) gives often-overshadowed characters their own chance to shine. Fictional libraries are …

Rappahannock Central Regional Library has partnered with the Library of Virginia to launch the Virginia Deaf Culture Digital Library, or VA DCDL at deaflibva.org. This resource is the result of a two-year collaboration between CRRL Access Services Librarian Babak Zarin and the Library of Virginia. Zarin had been contacted in 2019 by ReBecca Bennett, who …

You will know that you can buy more from the local museums than just a book from the gift shop. Starting this week, the New York City Test and Trace Corps, a group of doctors, public health professionals and community advocates working to reverse the outbreak of COVID-19 across the city, will distribute kits free …

Taking something for granted is a mistake we all make – a relationship, our health. Until the pandemic, toilet paper. Another thing some people fail to appreciate is the role of public libraries in the health of our democracy. Civic health includes not only political engagement, but participation in all kinds of activities that improve …

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Six public libraries in DuPage County – Addison, Indian Prairie, Itasca, Naperville, Westmont and Wheaton – are collaborating on a series of two-book programs at a community called “Neighbors Together” to promote individual literacy in DuPage Tutoring Program in English to attract learners and tutors and showcase the county’s diversity. In February, each library will …

The total number of guided tours carried out by the Authority in museums and heritage sites reached 9,731 Al Shindagha Museum. Photo: Supplied Published: Tue, Jan 25, 2022, 2:12 PM Cultural assets have shown a remarkable recovery after the pandemic: Dubai Culture Dubai’s cultural assets, including museums, heritage sites and public libraries, attracted over 521,000 …

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering Michigan residents the opportunity to obtain free at-home COVID-19 tests which are available at various public libraries throughout the state. Are COVID-19 test kits available at all libraries in Michigan? No. At this point, the tests are only available at 18 libraries across the state, …

HIGHWOOD, IL – Highwood and Highland Park Public Libraries are among more than 200 libraries across Illinois to receive funding to focus on direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic by making service changes, expanding new labor resources and reorganizing their spaces. Illinois Secretary of State and Librarian of State Jesse White announced the grants Thursday. …

Job : January 13, 2022 / 11:38 a.m. CST / Update: January 13, 2022 / 11:54 a.m. CST ILLINOIS (WCIA) – Illinois Secretary of State and Librarian of State Jesse White has awarded nearly $6 million to libraries focused on direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic by modifying services, transforming spaces and developing resources for …

Image Credit: UGMO Dubai: The United Arab Emirates is home to an abundance of natural beauty and plenty of things to do, especially during the winter months. Each of the seven emirates has their own unique gems, whether they are beaches, mountains, desserts or century-old forts. Here’s where to go in Dubai for your dose …

Qatar Musems (QM) has announced that its museums and exhibitions will remain open at full capacity. Item number 17 on previously released Cabinet Precautionary Measures stated: “Allow museums and public libraries to open at full capacity, provided that all visitors to these museums and public libraries have completed doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.” “ QM …

Where does the funding for public libraries come from? Many voters are confused. According to the Institute for Museum and Libraries Services, data shows that 86% of public library funding comes from local sources. Yet 59% of voters believe that most library funding comes from non-local sources such as state and federal funds. The construction, …

The NH State Library has announced that 42 New Hampshire public libraries will receive funding through a Grants to States program from the Institute for Museum and Library Services which is part of the American Rescue Act 2021 plan and which is facilitated by the state. Library. In accordance with the NH State Library’s 2017-2022 …

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – High ranking for Heights Libraries: Heights Libraries again received the highest possible rating in Library JournalPublic library service index. This means that it received a five-star rating, an annual rating that is only given to the best American libraries. The just released Star Library report is based on 2019 statistics, so …

You are invited to read and discuss “Women of Copper Country,” Mary Doria Russell’s gripping tale of 25-year-old Annie Clements as she defended miners and their families during the copper strikes of 1913. The book is Michigan Humanities’ choice for Great Michigan Read 2021-2022, and Dearborn Heights Libraries are partnering with Michigan Humanities to distribute …

Despite the wide availability of public and private K-12 education, many parents and children prefer to learn at home – at their own pace, using the curriculum of their choice and, in many cases, the resources available in public libraries. Many parents were homeschooled before the health emergency, when a pandemic was the last thing …

By Michael Norton, Ph.D., Chief Policy Analyst at Reinvestment Fund Public libraries and museums are deeply rooted in their communities in ways that enrich the well-being of local residents. Through their core services, programs and partnerships with other organizations, they catalyze broader support networks that meet a wide range of needs for individuals, organizations and …

SINCE the first lockdown followed by a gradual easing of restrictions, there have been moments of euphoria: going to restaurants and bars again, opening gyms and being allowed to travel abroad. But it took me until this week to discover another freedom I had almost forgotten – a visit to my local library. Libraries are …

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Public Library is one of 12 public libraries selected to participate in the New Jersey Library Association’s Access Navigators program. The libraries were selected following a rigorous application process and cover nine counties around New Jersey. The Access Navigators program will provide a cohort of qualified trainers (Navigators) to participating libraries. …

Edwards Photo file An exciting new change is coming to Sampson-Clinton Public Libraries with plans to expand resources on the in-person and digital fronts. During her short period as the new library director, Kelsey Edwards constantly worked on the growth of libraries. According to her, one major change the community can expect is the library …

The 2021-2024 Strategic Plan for the Pasco County Library System calls for more awareness, more cultural programs and events, to improve system services and attract new users. The Pasco County commission approved the 2021-2024 strategic plan for the system at the county council meeting on September 15. The Pasco County Libraries Co-operative, also known as …

NICOLA Sturgeon was accused last night of allowing Scottish libraries to be ‘wiped out’ over the past decade amid striking new figures. Analysis of the council’s finance statistics work found that spending on public libraries has been reduced by a third in real terms since 2010/11 – from around £ 135million to just £ 92million …

Source: MGN Jackson, miss – The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) and CSpire completed the upgrade to high-speed Internet for all Mississippi public libraries under contract 5000. The change offers all public libraries in the state higher internet speeds at lower prices. The minimum speed in all public libraries is now 100 Mbps The upgrade was …