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Steven Holl-Designed Hunters Point Library Rises On The Long Island City Waterfront

“Literacy is the cornerstone of modern society, and libraries stand as the foundations of thriving communities. While Long Island City’s rebirth manifests itself through its skyrocketing skyline, its most significant public building steadily rises at the waterfront. The Steven Holl-designed Hunters Point Library will join the iconic gantries and the Pepsi-Cola Sign to form the borough’s new public face, while becoming a new focal point for the rapidly growing community.” (via New York YIMBY)

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Grab a Book From This Floating Library on Echo Park Lake

“Visitors to Echo Park Lake know that the space is perfect for soaking in the sun, gazing at beautiful water lilies and — if you’re feeling especially adventurous on any given day — renting a pedal boat to spend some time on the water. The little vessels serve as temporary escapes, offering a chance to navigate something besides jam-packed highways and busy city streets.Hoping to lure even more Angelenos onto the water, artist Sarah Peters will use Echo Park Lake as the space for a project that got its start in Minnesota. Working with local arts organization Machine Project, Peters brings us “The Floating Library,” a creative undertaking that’s exactly what it sounds like.” (via L.A. Weekly)

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Check It Out: Libraries Offer More Than Just Books These Days

“Southern California is blessed with an abundance of libraries.From the modest local branch to the grand holdings of the Huntington Library, these bastions of learning offer everything from workout DVDs and knitting lessons to public lectures and often exquisite architecture, art and gardens.Oh, and reading is wholeheartedly encouraged.” (via Daily News)

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Library expected to open in polygamous Utah town in 2016

“After years of efforts, a public library is expected to open soon in Hildale, home to the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The planned facility will be part of the Washington County Library System. The system’s director, Joel Tucker, said he plans for the library to be operating in March. “We recognize that it’s an underserved part of Utah,” Tucker said, “and we want to give them the same opportunities that everyone else gets.” (via Salt Lake Tribune)

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Campus Libraries Rethink Focus as Materials Go Digital

Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association, sees a coming transformation of academic libraries thanks to technology. She says they are taking on greater roles in creating teaching materials and scholarship — and preserving tweets as well as books.” (via Chronicle of Higher Education)

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