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.”
Fox4KC – “At the end of the school year, students at Pleasant Lea Elementary in Lee’s Summit, Mo., received five dollars each with the instruction that they should try to change the world with it. The idea of going into the summer with five dollars and a mission to accomplish came from Beth Smith, the school librarian. She retired this year and wanted to leave the children with one final lesson. She raised $3,000 for the project and then distributed the money evenly to each student.”
ABC15 – “Valley librarians are working hard to make sure their books don’t collect dust in the digital age. In the era of instant downloads, when even big chain bookstores are closing, are public libraries still relevant? The numbers illustrate an interesting story. Rita Marko with the Phoenix Public Library tells ABC15 that physical visitors to the libraries are down 9 percent since 2010, online users are quite strong at 24 million hits so far this year. That’s on par with numbers from 2010.”
ABC15 – “Judging from its cover, Hilary Lockhart thought her daughter’s new book with a teenage girl on the front was harmless. Then she read it.
“Shocked,” was how she described her reaction.
Now, “Lovingly Alice” has been pulled from the shelves at Lockhart’s daughter’s school in Phoenix until the district can decide appropriate action for the next school year.”
Gizmodo – “Tomorrow, The University of Chicago will be changing how their students will be doing their research papers. The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library will use a massive automated retrieval system, turning the whole library experience on it’s head.”