Tag Archives: Boston Public Library

On The BPL

Michele V. Cloonan – “IN A city of education giants, the Boston Public Library stands tall. It was the first publicly supported municipal library in the United States, the first large library open to the public, and the first public library to allow users to borrow books”

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BPL Looking Around

Adam Viser – “Boston Public Library trustees are planning to remove president Bernard A. Margolis, who has served for the last 10 years at the helm of the nation’s oldest public library.”

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BPL Local Music Downloads

MarketWire- “The Boston Public Library is sharing Boston’s local music scene through the Internet by adding albums of area bands to its online collection of audio books, music and videos to lend to patrons through its website, as well as share with libraries around the world.”

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Adding Computers and Smiles

Boston Globe – “”Before, you could never really get a computer; you had to wait for someone to get off,” said Nigel Alexander, 21, a summer worker from Ireland. “Now there is always one free for an hour. I haven’t had to wait at all.” Alexander visits the library two or three times a week to send e-mails to his friends back home.” (via)

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