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Library Sets Up World's Longest Book Domino Maze

To celebrate the start of its 2013 Summer Reading Program, the Seattle Public Library set up and knocked down this domino maze consisting of 2,131 …

Artist's 'Library Laboratory' Gives Old Books New Life As Planters

What happens to old, discarded books, rotting away at thrift shops and recycling centers? The lucky ones end up in the hands of Sherri Green, who gives them new life.<p>The Ypsilanti, Mich. artist has been making collages out of the old books she scavenged for several years, but started her new …

The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library

As an enormous lover and patron of public libraries, I was beyond delighted when the fine folks at the New York Public Library asked me to curate a selection of books for their bookstore and gave me free range to do whatever I wished. My original thought was to do a single reading list around a …

America's First Digital Library Opens in Texas

America’s first all-digital library just opened this past weekend in Texas. Instead of the traditional ribbon-cutting approach, officials attending …

Free Medicare counseling at Mount Kisco Public Library – Wednesdays

Whether you're about to enroll in Medicare or are a current Medicare recipient, you can get help with your benefits and coverage questions at the …

D.C. Library Adds 3D Printer for Patrons

With the growing popularity of tablets, many see little incentive to step into a library to browse the stacks for new reading material. But patrons …

Spread the Magic of Reading: 4 Ways to Help Build Libraries

Compared to clean water, health care, and emergency relief, the need for libraries may seem less urgent. Books, after all, inform us, excite us, and delight us, but are they as essential as water? Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing, who passed away last month, would have asserted that the answer is …

In Japan, public libraries embrace digital tech with NFCs

Hanno City Library in Japan is integrating its collection with digital tech, using NFCs to help visitors more easily browse the contents of each …