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State Librarian Jim Scheppke leaves a lasting legacy

Statesman Journal – “If you’ve downloaded an audiobook from Library2Go or taken your preschooler to storytime or relaxed in Stayton’s spacious new library, you have been touched by the career of State Librarian Jim Scheppke. He’ll retire in December after 25 years with the Oregon State Library, including 20 as its leader. Two of the state library’s missions are largely invisible to most Oregonians: providing information to state government and reading materials to blind and print-disabled people.”

Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage Trailer

I was heartbroken when R.E.M. broke up. This makes me feel a little better.

Vancouver librarian earns state’s top teaching honor

Eau Claire library launches iPad lending program

WEAU – “History was made in Eau Claire on Wednesday, as the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library became the first public library in the country to check out Apple iPads.”

Knox County boots sex offenders from libraries

WBIR – “Knox County is telling sex offenders public libraries are not the place for them. By executive order, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and the county’s library system are barring sex offenders from using public libraries. The move comes after a state law change that allows libraries the authority to restrict access to anyone listed on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry.”

New ‘media box’ keeps Cuyahoga County library busy, offers free videos 24/7

NewsNet5 – “A new “media box” has been installed inside the lobby of the Strongsville library. It is similar to the Red Box video dispensers located throughout Northeast Ohio. People can access the movies at any time of the day. The big difference is the DVDs are free if you are a member of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Each media box holds 720 DVDs and feature a mix of adult and family friendly titles. There are both old and newer movies available.”

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