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DCPL Sees Spike In Library Card Applications Amid Free ShopHouse Promo

“If politics is the great divider, then free food is the great uniter—and it is getting a whole bunch of people back to their public libraries.D.C. librarians reported a steady uptick in customers requesting new or replacement library cards yesterday in order to take advantage of a promotion from ShopHouse: anyone who flashed a library card yesterday was entitled to a free bowl of their choosing. Lines (and some shortages) were reported at many of the region’s eight locations of the Chipotle of Southeast Asian food as the day wore on” (via (DCist)

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Boopsie Releases Case Study on DC Library Collaboration

“Boopsie, Inc. today released a case study that explores its collaboration with the District of Columbia (DC) Public Library. The leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide worked with the Library to develop a customized app that provides convenient access to the Library’s services for the system’s users.” (via Digital Book World)

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Meet the man who is turning D.C. libraries into a national model

“A year ago, Richard Reyes-Gavilan was standing in an upstairs dining room at the Hamilton, a trendy downtown eatery. He’d come to talk to a roomful of business owners and civic leaders about that building. “I’m sure you’re all familiar with MLK,” says Reyes-Gavilan, the executive director of the D.C. Public Library, using shorthand for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the dreary, well-worn, four-story central library two blocks west of Verizon Center.” (via The Washington Post)

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A lost 120-year-old newspaper collection is mysteriously returned to a D.C. library

“District library officials are perplexed by the mysterious return of a huge bound volume of the 1896 Washington Evening Star to the Mount Pleasant branch this week. The book, 23.5 by 18.4 inches, was probably too large to fit down the return. Such archival material isn’t available for checkout, and the guess is that old papers probably disappeared decades ago. But officials at the Washingtoniana archives of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, where the volume is now housed, are glad it’s back.” (via The Washington Post)

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Police officer allegedly asked a woman to leave a D.C. public library because she was wearing a hijab

“The D.C. public library system is investigating an incident in which a woman in a hijab was reportedly asked to leave the Watha T. Daniel library in Shaw.” (via The Washington Post)

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