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“The New Hampshire Political Library doesn’t include any books about President Donald Trump, but even he likely would agree its new collection of presidential biographies, memoirs and monographs is huge. Arthur Young of Manchester spent 25 years collecting 2,744 books on the presidency, the founding fathers and other people and events related to the nation’s highest office.” (via The Associated Press)

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The Power of the Russian State vs. a Librarian

“There is something particularly Orwellian about accusing a librarian of hate crimes because books under her care don’t jibe with government propaganda. That, in essence, is what a Russian court did in giving to Natalia Sharina a four-year suspended sentence because the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature, which she formerly headed, purportedly carried literature that didn’t match Russia’s official version of what’s happening in Ukraine.” (via The New York Times)

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Schools Tap Secret Spectrum to Beam Free Internet to Students

“THE FLOOR-TO-CEILING GLASS wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I give the kids access to all the tools pretty much right off the bat,” said Eric Bredder, with a sweeping gesture taking in the computer workstations, 3-D printers, laser cutters and milling machines, plus a bevy of wood and metalworking tools that he uses while teaching computer science, engineering and design classes. But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning—broadband internet beyond school walls.” (via WIRED)

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Washington State Library joins forces with the Seattle Public Library to promote reading and literacy statewide through Center for the book

“The Washington State Library has joined forces with The Seattle Public Library to lead the work of the Washington Center for the Book. The Seattle Public Library was designated as the home for the Washington State Center for the Book by the U.S. Library of Congress back in 1989. The mission of the Washington Center of the Book is to promote Washington’s literary heritage and the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.” (via Between the Lines)

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‘Subway Library’ offers riders a read on their commute

“At least straphangers will have something to read while they’re stuck on a train.Modal TriggerThe “Subway Library” is a special promotion providing riders access to hundreds of free e-books, e-shorts and extensive excerpts. The MTA has remade a subway train to look like the inside of the New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room — and is offering riders free e-books starting today.” (via New York Post)

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