Michael Landauer – “In the 10 years since the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened in College Station, its eponym has traveled the world a few times over and experienced dozens of other museums. And he has taken notes.”
“Welcome to the lazylibrary, where you can find books on any topic without having to worry about high page counts. If it’s over 200 pages, you won’t even see it. Read all about anything, in less time, for (usually) less money. Search away.” (via)
New Yorker in London – “The library may not have muchâ€”a more limited selection than a giant bookstore, and books that arenâ€™t as shiny and smooth to holdâ€” but it always has something. A source of small treasure and just around the corner. And even better: you donâ€™t need money.”
Judith Flanders – “The popular notion that people don’t want to borrow books any more is well overdue for revision.”
C.W. Nevius – “To the surprise of nearly everyone, libraries are hot. The city’s Main Library has such a rush of visitors every morning when they open that one staffer jokingly refers to it as, “the running of the bulls.”
WIBW – “Wichita police say a security guard tasered a man who had been masturbating in the downtown Wichita library on Tuesday. The guard and a librarian say the man threatened them with a straight-edged knife.”
Chanel Polk – “I go there all year but I read like crazy anyway. I’ve been of the opinion that if I couldn’t read I would have shot myself a long time ago. Of course I don’t mean that seriously, but I don’t know what else I would do,” he said.
AP – “Residents NOT living in a community have no constitutional right to borrow books from its library, a divided Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.”