“The Hawaii State Library opened its doors in February 1913. The public library has been a sanctuary for avid readers for 100 years. The book room celebrated it’s 100th anniversary. “I grew up with books, just tons and tons of books, science fiction, and fantasy,” said Reid Shimoda. Shimoda said it’s a resource that cannot be lost even if the look of his book begins to change.
“The Montana State Library and Mineral County Public Library are pleased to announce the release of a series of three videos that highlight the impact libraries have on the lives of Montanans. The videos feature Montana library users and Montana librarians from around the state. The videos were filmed at the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton; the Hearst Free Library in Anaconda; the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena; the North Lake County Public Library in Polson; the Sidney-Richland County Library in Sidney; and the Web on Wheels (W.O.W.) Bus, which is a branch of the Missoula Public Library.”
“The first few shovel-fulls dug from of the State Library Archive Museum project were placed in a box inside the State Museum. Not to preserve for posterity — though they may be — but to bid adieu to the rain outside and break ground under the warm lights and artifacts of Juneau’s and the state’s Willoughby icon.”
“The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that in 2011 the economic benefit from Texas public libraries totaled an astounding $2.407 billion, while collectively the libraries cost less than $0.545 billion. The return on investment was thus $4.42 for each dollar invested.”
“MaryKay Dahlgreen became Oregon’s state librarian nearly a year ago, during a tumultuous time at the agency. The man newly hired to the post had resigned after suspicion arose over his credentials. Not only did Dahlgreen have to restore confidence; she had to reduce management staff and reassign tasks for those who remained.
Still, she pointed out during a recent interview, she has a job where she can make a difference for libraries, librarians and readers across the state. She can visit a library any time and call it work.”