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Good news for public libraries

With polling numbers like this, maybe public libraries should run for office! 🙂 “This graphic highlights results from the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, released December 2013. More than 6,000 Americans ages 16 and older were asked about … Continue reading

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Living history

I love finding perfectly preserved leaves and news clippings pressed between the pages of 125-year-old books, don’t you?

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The Official Mascot of Libraries Everywhere

Source: The Interwebz

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The republic of letters

Image: Weekes Branch Library, Hayward, Calif. “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” ― Andrew Carnegie

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Branching out

The local newspaper reporter called me up earlier this week, wanting to do a story on our seed lending library. Already, I’m thrilled. So we talk for a while about the project, about libraries, about card catalogs and antique dealers, … Continue reading

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This girl deserves a medal

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Old is new again

People sometimes ask me, “Whatever happened to the card catalog”? Hayward Public Library was one the first libraries to computerize its catalog way back in the 1980′s. Since that time, our card catalogs have been officially out of service. But … Continue reading

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