Libraries

Library Societies Revisit Their ‘Flawed History’ | Way of life

The Philadelphia Library Company is the oldest lending library in the United States and the oldest cultural institution founded in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and others in 1731. Created primarily as a storage for books and manuscripts, there have always been objects of graphic arts such as illustrations, prints and …

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Billings Public Library permanently eliminates late fees

BILLINGS – In March 2020, Billings Public Library experimented with the temporary waiver of late fees. Now they have made this movement permanent. “We feel like the fines punish people who join the system, and we especially wanted to make sure that teens and frequent travelers to the library continue …

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Library holds budget hearing and welcomes new board member

Aker The Jackson County Public Library Board of Trustees held a public hearing on the 2022 operating budget during its meeting Monday in the Seymour Library boardroom. The budget of $ 2,760,335 is an increase of just under the state’s growth quotient of 4.3%. The taxpayer notice is available at …

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Schools, libraries and foundations join forces to promote early reading

Libraries and foundations across the region are stepping up their programs to promote reading and early learning as National Literacy Month draws to a close. Local efforts include a program at Excela Westmoreland Hospital to make sure every new mother leaves with a first book for her child, a campaign …

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KISS collection hits university libraries – UofSC News & Events

Posted on: September 21, 2021; Updated on: September 21, 2021By Megan Sexton, [email protected], 803-777-1421 The Carolina Band halftime show on Saturday September 25 at Williams-Brice Stadium will be a tribute to all KISSs in recognition of the collection offered by John and Margaret Downs to the University Libraries Music Library. …

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VSCPA Donates Books to Schools and Libraries in Honor of Virginia CPA Week

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 9:49 p.m. Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes and Spotify News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising requests: [email protected] Virginia CPA Week highlights the value CPAs bring to the Commonwealth and …

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Alpena County Library on track to open in weeks | News, Sports, Jobs

News photo by Steve Schulwitz Colorful and stylish furniture is already in place in the Alpena County Library. The renovated facility is expected to open to the public in the coming weeks. ALPENA – The Alpena County Library might not look much different on the outside once the renovations are …

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What’s New at Prince William Libraries in September: Biographies | Lifestyles

September means summer is over, and for many people it also means reading habits are changing. No more beach books and vacation readings, make way for… whatever appeals to you. Or, just as likely, whatever you have time for. One genre of non-fiction that never goes out of fashion is …

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Library Column: New Large Print Westerns – The Vicksburg Post

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Local History Librarian at the Warren-Vicksburg County Public Library. This week’s column features westerns from our New Large Print collection. Jackson Lowry adds to the series “West of the Big River” with his opus “The Artist”. Many people may not know it, but …

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Morrison County Library’s Portion of Budget Reduced for 2022 | New

Morrison County’s contribution to the 2022 Great River Regional Library (GRRL) budget will be reduced from what it paid in 2021. GRRL Executive Director Karen Pundsack and Accounting Coordinator Amy Anderson briefed the Morrison County Board of Commissioners on the decrease in a September 7 presentation. In total, Morrison County …

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