Libraries

How the Brooklyn Public Library Used Behavioral Science to Reach More Customers

In October, New York City’s three public library systems announced they would permanently remove fines for late book returns. Comprised of the Brooklyn, Queens and New York public libraries, the city’s system is the nation’s largest for removing fines. This is a reversal of a long-standing policy of ensuring shelves …

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New at the Peter White Public Library | News, Sports, Jobs

The Peter White Public Library offers these new non-fiction books: “Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural” by Marc Hartzman Whether you believe it or not, ghosts are a part of legend and tradition. Author Hartzman takes us on a journey to look at the …

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Tooth Fairy Delivers New Story Books to Federal Way’s Free Small Libraries

The Tooth Fairy is launching its new free children’s book, “The Search for the World’s Biggest Smile: A Tooth Fairy Tale,” and is delivering copies to small free libraries across the state, including Federal Way. Local dentists and the tooth fairy have declared the day after Halloween as National Brush …

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Lewisville Roundup: Pantry, Remote Libraries & More | New

Pantry partnership Camey Elementary has a new addition to its campus this year – a full-fledged pantry. The school has partnered with Minnie’s Food Pantry with the support of the Cigna Foundation with the help of Mirna Cervantes, coordinator of the traditional site of communities in the schools of Camey. …

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Free take-home COVID-19 tests given at select libraries in Mecklenburg County

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – At some libraries in Mecklenburg County they are offering free home COVID-19 test kits. “I think it’s a good place for the public to find because we all know where the libraries are,” said resident Gloria Williams. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – West Boulevard is one of …

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Early voting for the Central Arkansas Library System special election begins Tuesday

Early voting begins Tuesday in Little Rock for the Central Arkansas Library System’s Nov. 9 special election on a property tax increase intended to put the system’s finances on solid long-term footing. The 0.5 million increase would increase the mileage rate of Little Rock which supports the operation and maintenance …

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Parents bring an “unacceptable” book to the library for the attention of the DuBois school board | Coronavirus

DuBOIS – Several parents and a student at Thursday’s DuBois area school board meeting raised concerns about the types of books available at district libraries. Parent Deidre Brown first asked who in the district chooses and / or approves the books that are on school library shelves. Superintendent Wendy Benton …

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Libraries Launch Beta Of New Search Engine, Ask For Feedback | Emory University

Emory Libraries is launching a new library search engine that will make searches easier and more complete for users. Library Search will debut on January 6, but the beta is available now. Emory students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to test the new search engine at search.libraries.emory.edu and provide feedback …

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Whitewater Library Receives Community Grants

The Irvin L Young Memorial Library, Whitewater’s public library, received three grants that it requested to help the community and provide better opportunities. The grants are NASA at my Library, a library that transforms communities Grant from the American Library Association, a recovery grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council they …

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