Boston Library Treasure Hunt Turns To Witch Hunt

Boston Library Treasure Hunt Turns To Witch Hunt

News by Peter Derk
Missing valuables from Boston's libraries have been found. Just days after their director announced resignation.
Judy Blume Requests Library Funds from NY Mayor

Judy Blume Requests Library Funds from NY Mayor

News by Raine Winters
The children’s author joins the New York Public Library in its pleas to be heard.
Library Made Entirely of Books

Festival to Premiere Library Made Entirely of Books

News by Raine Winters
The art installation will definitely be a book lover’s dream.
Noted American Hellscape Puts Libraries At Bus Stops

Noted American Hellscape Puts Libraries At Bus Stops

News by Peter Derk
Detroit bus riders get seats AND books.
Artist Transforms Tank into Mobile Library

Artist Transforms Tank into Mobile Library

News by Raine Winters
The project is aptly titled “Weapon of Mass Instruction.”
Top Checkouts From New York Public Libraries

Top Checkouts From New York Public Libraries

News by Peter Derk
New York Public Library releases breakdown of their most-wanted titles.

Library Love: Do Fines Lock Readers Out of Libraries?

Column by Leah Dearborn December 10, 2014
Over the last several years, libraries across the country have started to eliminate or reduce fines for overdue books. Is this good or bad?
Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

News by Peter Derk August 13, 2014
A new Wall Street Journal article points out all the ways public libraries are killing it in the eBook market.
7 Wonders Of The Library World

Pew Research Center's 7 Wonders Of The Library World

News by Peter Derk July 1, 2014
Pew Research Center has released a list of seven surprises found in their most recent survey of library users.
Free The Little Free Library!

Free The Little Free Library!

News by Peter Derk June 25, 2014
A boy in Leawood, Kansas was forced to take down his Little Free Library.

The Book Binders: Rescuing Books One Spine at a Time

Column by Leah Rhyne
Book binding: the latest craze in a DIY-crazy world, or a fabulous way to save old books and geek out on craftsmanship?
Harvard Library books are made of people! PEOPLE!!!

Confirmed: The Skin-ny On One Harvard Library Book

News by Peter Derk June 6, 2014
After an on-going investigation into three books housed at Harvard libraries, it was confirmed that one is indeed bound in human skin.
Libraries Learning To Live With Homeless

Gimme Shelter: Libraries Learning To Live With Homeless

News by Peter Derk April 25, 2014
Three different libraries of different sizes deal with drugs, homeless.
Frequently Challenged Book List

Bad Boys: American Library Association Releases Frequently Challenged Book List

News by Peter Derk April 16, 2014
The ALA has released its annual list of Frequently Challenged books. And the winners are...
Uni Project Brings Pop-Up Reading Rooms To NYC

Uni Project Brings Pop-Up Reading Rooms To NYC

News by Peter Derk April 16, 2014
The Uni Project brings pop-up libraries to various NYC locations.

Library Love: America’s Athenaeums

Column by Leah Dearborn April 7, 2014
Today's athenaeums are based on a four-thousand-year-old idea: that reading can be a social activity, and one that is necessary for the advancement of civilization.

The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World

Column by Kimberly Turner January 23, 2014
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...
Al-Saeh library destroyed

Decades-Old Library In Tripoli Torched

News by Nathan Scalia January 7, 2014
The Al-Saeh library in Tripoli was scorched by assailants, destroying two-thirds of the books held there.
Library Without Paper Books Opens in Texas

Library Without Paper Books Opens in Texas

News by Sean May
A new public library in San Antonio, TX has opened, but it has one big distinction: it stocks no paper books whatsoever.
Norwegian National Library to Digitize All Norwegian Books

Norwegian National Library to Digitize All Norwegian Books

News by Dean Fetzer December 11, 2013
“By law, all published content, in all media, [must] be deposited with the National Library of Norway," in a project aimed at digitally cataloging all works in the Norwegian language by 2020.
Prison Bars

Scottish Librarians Reveal Most Borrowed Books... By Prisoners

News by Nathan Scalia December 9, 2013
So what are the most popular books being borrowed in Scottish prisons? Some picks may surprise you... and others might not.

Library Love: Weed Your Library!

Column by Stephanie Bonjack November 20, 2013
Weeding isn't just for gardeners - librarians routinely cull the stacks to keep them relevant and usable. Try these techniques with your own collections and marvel at your librarian handiwork.
‘S.’ By J.J. Abrams Upsets Librarians

‘S.’ By J.J. Abrams Upsets Librarians

News by Dean Fetzer November 12, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter reports that libraries are cancelling orders for the director’s mystery novel because of its elaborate production values - all that “…loose material is easy to misplace”.
Texas Man Gets ARRESTED For Overdue Library Book?!?

Texas Man Gets ARRESTED For Overdue Library Book?!?!

News by Dean Fetzer November 4, 2013
Texans are making the news again: Jory Enck checked out a library book from the City of Copperas Cove Public Library more than 3 years ago. Now he’s been arrested.
Automated Library

Nation's First 24-Hour Automated Library To Open In Norman, OK

News by Christopher Shultz October 18, 2013
Similar to a Redbox machine, the small structure will offer library card holders access to 400 books, movies, and CDs.