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From the Philadelphia news leader: Hundreds protest library closures

6abc.com – “Across Philadelphia this Saturday hundreds turned out to protest Mayor Nutter’s planned closing of 11 library branches. Residents say they are much more than places to check out books and they’re calling the mayor to task.”

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‘Wi-Fi library’ finally gets a toilet

telegram.com – “I used to say ‘We’re the Wi-Fi library without a pot to piss in,’ ” said library Director Susan D’Amico.”

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From the Philadelphia news leader: Residents protest library closure

6abc.com – “Questions and frustration tell the story of a protest outside the Kingsessing Library today.” (w/ video)

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Neil Armstrong Gives Papers To Purdue Libraries

Space Travel – “The personal story of the first person to land a craft on the moon and to step on its surface will live forever – in the Purdue University Libraries.”

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Salinas libraries to open seven days a week

Remember when the library system was barely saved by the community? Now they are open 7 days a week. Huzzah!

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Ray Bradbury joins fight to save Long Beach library

L.A. Now – “He showed up at Acres of Books (pictured) in Long Beach when the venerable bookstore announced its closing, and now author Ray Bradbury is rallying to the rescue of the Long Beach Main Library, the latest bastion of reading to be rocked by the tanking economy.”

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Darien Library launches new Web site today:

DarienTimes – “We’re of the mind that the success of this project will be reflected in the improved quality of online customer service we provide,” said Blyberg. “When approaching this project, we did not consider it in terms of how we would measure its success; we based our decision to proceed on whether there was anything else available that we could use that measured up to our standards. This project reflects the sensibilities and philosophy of Darien Library.”

Congrats to John Blyberg and crew.  I can’t wait to see it.

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New York’s performance library offers more than just reading –

St. Petersburg Times – “You never know who you might run into at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.”

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The Ghost Hunters Visit the Library

Michael Lieberman – “Jacques J. Benoit, the library custodian at the Clapp Memorial Library in Belchertown, Massachusetts , has being seeing some “strange, unexplained happenings at the library for the past nine years.”

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What Digital Media Can Learn From Books

Arvin Dang – “Libraries, where books can be borrowed completely free seems completely unconventional right? If video content were offered on a public level similar to libraries, who’s losing out?”

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