Category Archives: Public Libraries

What’s New?

A LOT, as it turns out! Read all about what’s new and innovative at four libraries around the country.  

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Library of the Year: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Congratulations to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (KS), 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year. “The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learners

According to an April report from the Pew Research Center: “Most Americans believe libraries do a decent job of serving the education and learning needs of their communities and their own families.”

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Library Photo of the Month–August 1, 2016

Did I grab your attention with this photo? Taken from inside the Ruth Culver Community Library, in Prairie du Sac, WI. I wanted you to see how beautiful the library’s setting is.

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Writer’s Block

Can’t think of a darn thing to write about today. So I’m just sharing this photo from a road trip of area libraries. You’ll see it again someday in an upcoming “Library Photo of the Month.”  

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I Had a Go

These are tough times for libraries. We’ve been through tough times before and we will be again. But we do need to think about the tough times, how libraries can survive, and how to convince the powers that be to … Continue reading

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What Can We Do?

My heart is heavy.

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Library Photo of the Month–July 2016

This gallery contains 5 photos.

This month’s library is the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, MA.

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Libraries Forever?

You know how I feel about libraries. But I’m happy to say that the article Has the Library Outlived its Usefulness in the Age of the Internet? supports my view. You’ll want to read the whole article of course, but … Continue reading

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What Do They Think?

Library leaders and staff members like to know what their users think of them. Fortunately, as it turns out, most Americans think local libraries are doing a pretty good job, particularly when it comes to serving the educational needs of … Continue reading

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