Respecting Ideals: Reading vs Watching

Column by John Jarzemsky September 18, 2013
With all the hubbub about respecting the space in which we consume movies, why hasn't the same argument been made about books?
Designs for a New Baghdad Library Unveiled

Designs for a New Baghdad Library Unveiled

News by Dean Fetzer
10 years after the original was looted and devastated by a fire, London-based AMBS Architects have revealed plans for a new 45,000 square m library in Baghdad.
Hudson Falls Public Library

Librarian Chastises 9 Year-Old Kid For Reading Too Much

News by Christopher Shultz August 20, 2013
Accusations of "hogging" the library's annual reading contest abound.
How Psy Lent His Cool to Books in Korea

‘Gangnam Style’ Singer Makes Books Cool In Korea

News by Dean Fetzer August 6, 2013
Psy, the artist behind the hit which was the first video to break 1 billion views on YouTube, is doing his bit for South Korea’s libraries.
Free Library of Philadelphia Airport Exhibit

Libraries Popping Up in Airports Offer Free Books to Travelers

News by Christopher Shultz July 30, 2013
Local librarians are soothing the aches of modern air travel with the joy of reading.
Library Censorship

Librarian Purposefully Bans a Book as an Exercise in Censorship

News by Christopher Shultz July 18, 2013
When awareness and information just won't cut it, sometimes you have to teach people a lesson. Librarian Scott R. DiMarco did just that.
Marriage

Artists Manually Alters Definition of Marriage in Libraries and Bookstores

News by Christopher Shultz July 18, 2013
HACKmarriage wants to see traditional definitions of marriage disappear, and they've decided to take matters into their own hands.
Protest Library in Gezi Park, Turkey

Turkish Publishing Houses Donate Books to Library in Gezi Park

News by Dean Fetzer June 6, 2013
Amidst the current unrest in Turkey, publishers have grouped together to contribute to a protest ‘library’ which has been established in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.
Penguin Book Truck To Travel Country

Penguin Takes a Leaf Out of Food Truck Book

News by Dean Fetzer
At BookExpo America this week, the publishing giant unveils a new ‘Book Truck’ and ‘Book Pushcart’.

Library Love: Five Libraries In Film You'll Never Forget

Column by Stephanie Bonjack April 12, 2013
Sometimes, a library scene in a film stays with us longer than the film itself. What's your favorite library moment from the big screen?

Penguin Announces Big Changes in Library eBook Availability

News by Christopher Shultz
The publisher loosens industry-standard restrictions, pleasing librarians and, no doubt, the general public.
Kings To Pay $3 million for Bangor Library Renovation

Kings To Pay $3 million Toward Bangor Library Renovation - If Library Can Find the Rest

News by Dean Fetzer March 21, 2013
Stephen and Tabitha King have offered to pay a third of the renovation costs for Bangor’s century-old Public Library, as long as the institution can raise the rest.
Librarian Fired Over Harlem Shake Video

Librarian Fired Over Harlem Shake Video

News by Christopher Shultz March 21, 2013
Apparently, the latest meme craze is a firable offense, at least according to Oxford University.

Library Love: Your Library's Disgusting Friends

Column by Stephanie Bonjack March 15, 2013
Critters love a tasty library. Is your personal collection at risk?
Ontario Library Plagued by 'Pee-Bandit'

Ontario Library Plagued by 'Pee-Bandit'

News by Christopher Shultz March 8, 2013
Books beware! Your pages could get soiled by a serial urinator!
Ingram’s MyiLibrary to Make eBook Lending Easier

Ingram’s MyiLibrary to Make eBook Lending Easier

News by Dean Fetzer
Ingram, “the largest distributor of digital and print content in the world” is working to make it easier for publishers and libraries to lend eBooks.
Terry Deary is a jerk

Children's Author Terry Deary Says Libraries are Bleeding Writers and Publishers, Calls For Their End

News by Christopher Shultz February 15, 2013
The 'Horrible Histories' author thinks libraries have "had their day," and they should be laid to rest. Some questionable rhetoric follows.
Book Returned to NY Library - 55 Years Overdue

Book Returned to New York Library - 55 Years Overdue

News by Dean Fetzer February 7, 2013
Washington Heights Public Library got its copy of ‘Fire of Francis Xavier’ back after 55 years.
Shhhhhh! This is a library!

Super Bowl Ad Destroys Library

News by Dean Fetzer February 5, 2013
Ads during the big game have a reputation to uphold and if you were watching it, you probably saw a library get demolished — in an ad for Oreos.
Manly Library in Sydney Lance Armstrong's books

Lance Armstrong Books Reclassified as ‘Fiction’ in Australian Library - Well, It Was a Hoax

News by Dean Fetzer January 21, 2013
The sign saying the cyclist’s books would be moved to the fiction section in a Sydney library was not ‘officially sanctioned’.
Pole dancing classes in a Scottish library

Pole Dancing in a Library? What’ll They Think of Next?

News by Dean Fetzer January 18, 2013
Libraries in Scotland have turned to novel ways to get people to borrow books.
BiblioTech bookless library

Bookless Public Library to “Look Like an Apple Store”

News by Dean Fetzer January 15, 2013
Bexar County, Texas is planning the first all-digital public library system in the U.S., the first branch of which will open in Fall, 2013.
New York Public Library Renovation

First Renovation Plans for New York Public Library Released

News by Dean Fetzer
The famed NYC Library building on Fifth Avenue is set to be renovated and the first images of what it will look like are out.
Center for Fiction Auction

Online Auction to Help Restock NYC School Libraries in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

News by Dan Shewan
Manhattan’s Center for Fiction plans to host an online auction to restock school libraries across the Big Apple in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Library Love: Library Spaces In A Virtual World

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Why use a library when there's Wi-Fi at Starbucks and "everything" is online? Is there a reason to visit a library anymore?