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New York library lends out ties, briefcases, handbags for job interviews
New York library lends out ties, briefcases, handbags for job interviews
Most libraries around the country provide much more than books — they have computers, printers and some even have telescopes and microscopes for patrons to check out. Several lend American Girl dolls so kids can check out the highly coveted and pricey ...
Former downtown library directors clash on Mexican American Cultural Center
Former downtown library directors clash on Mexican American Cultural Center
The outrage continues over the Mexican American Cultural Center's placement. Current plans have the center taking over 40 percent of the downtown Main Public Library. Much of what is on that floor was brought to life after a Quality of Life Bond was vo...
Love them or hate them, classroom libraries can provide partnership opportunities
Love them or hate them, classroom libraries can provide partnership opportunities
When Mary Ann Cappiello was starting out as a teacher at East Side Community High School in New York City during the mid-1990s, one of her first tasks was to build a classroom library. She drew on her own tastes and interests: novels by Judy Blume, Rob...
Abilene City Council approves 2019 budget, abolishes library fines
Abilene City Council approves 2019 budget, abolishes library fines
Late fees with the Abilene Public Library system are a thing of the past, one of the more interesting tidbits to come out of the final approval of the city's budget, tax rate and fee schedule for Fiscal Year 2019. The 2019 general fund budget, approved...
The opioid crisis and administering narcan in libraries
The opioid crisis and administering narcan in libraries
When the general public think of public libraries, they typically think of them as a place to check out books, access Wi-Fi, use public computers, or study for an upcoming exam. Most people employed outside of public libraries innocently, but naively, ...
Powered libraries transform Texas
Powered libraries transform Texas
The Texas Library Association (TLA) Public Relations and Marketing Committee has something big in the works, and we’re excited to share a sneak peek. This year we’re working on a new public awareness campaign: Libraries Transform Texas. Sound familiar?...
Reclaiming reference
Reclaiming reference
Sari Feldman writes: I grew up without a local public library. The Ramapo Catskill Library System in New York provided bookmobile service to my small town, so I at least had access to recreational reading, but it was limited. When my sister, Myrna, lea...
ALA, library community work to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
ALA, library community work to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
The American Library Association (ALA) and its chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia are working to assist libraries affected by Hurricane Florence. Support efforts will involve most Atlantic Seaboard libraries in serving as a lifeli...