Tag Archives: Public libraries

Library Photo of the Month–June 2017

Today we travel to Spring Green, a quaint little village in Sauk County, Wisconsin.

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Healthy. And not Surprising.

You can find, learn, and do lots of things at public libraries. One thing you can learn is how to be healthy! Surprising Place to Get Healthy: at the Library shares the stories of health initiatives at four libraries.   … Continue reading

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Good Idea!

This story comes from my “what a great idea!” file. The Chicago Public Library is partnering with CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) to offer free content to CTA train and bus riders. (The CTA offers free 4G wireless connectivity.) What a … Continue reading

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Come What May

None of us really knows what will happen next. We should always be prepared. But we’re not. Not always.

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Library Photo of the Month–January 2017

Today’s photos come from Sharon, Massachusetts, courtesy of my friend Kari.  

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Library Photo of the Month–December 2016

A May road trip took us to several public libraries in nearby small communities. One is the charming Black Earth Public Library.

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Add Value

We talk and hear a lot about how libraries provide value to their communities. But what does that really mean?    

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Library Photo of the Month–October 2016

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This month we go to River City, I mean Mason City, Iowa. Enjoy!

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We’re Here to Help

The role of libraries and librarians keeps changing.  Libraries are free to define the roles they will fulfill, but these roles should always be in response to the needs of their communities.

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit!”

As a (mostly retired) librarian, it troubles me that an article about library anxiety among college students has been getting quite a bit of play lately (at least in the library-related blogs and sites I follow).

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