Among the many roles for which public libraries are appreciated, there’s one that can be problematic: de facto day shelter for homeless people. Downtown’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library attra…
The nation’s oldest public library is in danger of shutting down.
Love this of a local library reaching out to those kids who miss out on meals due to summer vacation.
It is a very sad day when a library has to close.
It is downright depressing when it is in an area where the library feeds an essential need.
Is south suburban mom Megan Fox on a campaign to make the Orland Park Public Library safer for patrons, as she insists? Or is she on an all-out drive to malign the facility, as library officials contend? The monthlong battle between the southwest suburban library
"I read the books so other parents won’t have to" she [Fox] said.
What does the Fox say?!
The Maywood Public Library is closed until money can be found to cover the operating costs.
This makes me very sad.
Rachel Reynolds Luster is one of thousands of rural librarians working to create a hub for learning.
"Often, the library is the only place in a small community that people can go to access technology, to fill out job applications, to continue their learning," says Tena Hanson of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, libraries in New York helped storm victims find documents, fill out forms, connect to the Internet and plan how to rebuild. There’s a growing awareness of the important role libraries can play in disaster relief.
Libraries are much more than just a warehouse of books.