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Library Officer Is Killed
During Safety Training
Aug 5, 2022 12:05 PM CDT
Library Officer Is Killed During Safety Training
Retired police officer in DC was showing her and others how to use extendable batons
- A retired police lieutenant enlisted to teach library officers how to use extendable batons shot and killed one of his pupils in Washington, DC, on Thursday, according to police. Jesse Porter, 58, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Maurica Manyan, 25, of Indian Head, Md., a...
New York Public Library
Has a Massive Giveaway
Jun 20, 2022 2:19 AM CDT
New York Public Library Has a Massive Giveaway
A half-million books can be picked up for free at any of the 92 branches over the summer
- The New York Public Library really wants to help people build their home libraries, and to accomplish that, it is giving away a half-million books this summer. The books, which are also meant to help young people stay engaged with reading over the summer, can be picked up at any...
NY Public Library to US:
Get Your Banned Books Here
Apr 18, 2022 7:30 PM CDT
NY Public Library to US: Get Your Banned Books Here
Program makes 4 titles banned in other jurisdictions free to download
- The New York Public Library is pushing back against book bans elsewhere in the country by making banned books available to all—with no New York library card needed. The Books for All initiative will allow readers over 13 anywhere in the country to access four books that have been...
8-Year-Old Sneaks Self-Made
Comic Book Onto Library Shelf
in case you missed it
Feb 5, 2022 6:30 AM CST
8-Year-Old Sneaks Self-Made Comic Book Onto Library Shelf
Now there's a waiting list for Dillon Helbig's graphic novel in Boise, Idaho
- Who needs a literary agent? Not this 8-year-old author from Boise, Idaho, who just self-published and promoted his comic book in a most unique way. Turns out Dillon Helbig snuck a copy of his DIY comic,
The Adventures of Dillon Helbig's Crismis
—by "Dillon His Self"—onto...
Scraps All Late Fees
Oct 7, 2021 6:50 PM CDT
America's Biggest Library System Scraps All Late Fees
All prior New York Public Library fines have been erased
- Late fees are now a thing of the past at the nation's largest public library system. The New York Public Library system says late fees have been eliminated forever and all prior fines, including the replacement cost for lost items, have been cleared from the accounts of library card...
Book Is Back
After 50 Years
Aug 4, 2021 6:48 PM CDT
Book Is Back in Library After 50 Years
Woman sends $20 toward the fine
- A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said. The 1967 copy of
Coins You Can Collect
by Burton Hobson arrived last month at the Plymouth Public Library in Luzerne County along with a $20 bill, the AP reports. An...
Man to Library:
Here's That Dylan Album
I Borrowed in 1973
Jun 1, 2021 2:29 PM CDT
Man to Library: Here's That Dylan Album I Borrowed in 1973
He donated $175 plus one of his own albums to Cleveland-area library
- After nearly five decades of blowin' in the wind, a double Bob Dylan album finally has a direction home: A man living in San Francisco has mailed the vinyl back to an Ohio library 48 years after it was supposed to be returned. Howard Simon recently sent the album along...
A Library Voiced
Its Support for BLM.
A Sheriff Pounced
Jul 29, 2020 10:10 AM CDT
A Library Voiced Its Support for BLM. A Sheriff Pounced
Dan Coverley has backtracked since telling Nevada library not to call 911
- A Nevada library recently posted a proposed statement on diversity and inclusion, and it didn't sit well with the county sheriff. The Douglas County Public Library "denounces all acts of violence, racism, and disregard for human rights. We support #Black Lives Matter," the library wrote in the...
More Americans Are Going
to Libraries Than to Movies
Jan 28, 2020 10:51 AM CST
More Americans Are Going to Libraries Than to Movies
Per a Gallup poll that bookworms will love
- Next time you're concerned about the state of the world today, consider this: More Americans are going to the library than to the movies. That heartwarming stat is brought to you courtesy of a Gallup poll looking at nine common leisure activities, LitHub reports. Here's the average of...
Has a Surprising Author
Nov 29, 2019 8:45 AM CST
Centuries-Old Manuscript Has a Surprising Author
Queen Elizabeth I's messy handwriting was the big giveaway, historian says
- In what the
is calling a "royal bombshell," a centuries-old manuscript recently unearthed in a UK library turns out to have been penned by someone rather unexpected. The 42-page text, a translation of a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, has taken up residence at London'...
Oct 31, 2019 6:31 AM CDT
'Darn Smart' Idea Helped Save Reagan Library
Goats ate vegetation around library, fending off flames
- As a new wildfire started up in California's hillsides this week, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library became a target—and officials are now patting themselves on the back for a "darn smart" idea that may have helped save it. CNN reports that the Easy Fire kicked up on...
A Major Library System
Makes a Big Move
Oct 3, 2019 1:17 PM CDT
A Major Library System Makes a Big Move
Chicago Public Library is ditching late fees
- The Chicago Public Library system no longer issues late fees, making it the largest public library system in the country to toss overdue fines. In a move aiming to make access to libraries more equitable, the city is also dumping any currently outstanding late penalties. "Like too many Chicagoans,...
Man Finds Out
Late Fee for
Book He Took
Out in 1966
Mar 18, 2019 5:30 PM CDT
Man Finds Out Late Fee for Book He Took Out in 1966
Luckily, Harry Krame, 65, won't have to pay for tome he borrowed from library in 1965
- If you have school-age children, remind them often to check their rooms (and all around the rest of the house) for overdue library books—otherwise, a half-century might fly by before you know it, and they could get socked with a $2,000 late fee. Harry Krame of Fair Lawn,...
Man Burns LGBT Kids' Books
to Spite Pride Event
Oct 26, 2018 2:22 PM CDT
Man Burns LGBT Kids' Books to Spite Pride Event
There may be legal action against Paul Dorr by the library where he says he got the books from
- What was supposed to be a positive celebration of an LGBT community in Iowa was somewhat marred after a man recorded himself on Facebook burning LGBT-themed books (some of them children's volumes) he said he'd checked out of the Orange City Public Library. The
Des Moines Register
Oct 6, 2018 8:15 AM CDT
Patron Surprises Library With 84-Year-Old Find
His mom took out a book in 1934 and never returned it
- If you've been on the waiting list to take Edgar Lee Masters'
Spoon River Anthology
out of the Shreve Memorial Library, you're now in luck. That's because a copy that's been missing for 84 years from the library in Shreveport, La., has finally been returned, the...
Snakes Put DC Library
Out of Circulation
Aug 8, 2018 4:24 AM CDT
Snakes Put DC Library Out of Circulation
They were 4 days early for the reptile show
- A DC Public Library branch was briefly closed upon the discovery of some uninvited guests: snakes. The
reports the Georgetown Library closed Saturday after staff noticed snakes near a meeting room. Another snake was found earlier that day and released outside. The library called pest control and closed...
Jul 27, 2018 8:07 AM CDT
Library's Rare Books Manager Charged in $8M Heist
Stolen items were allegedly transferred to a local book shop owner, sold
- When appraisers discovered $8 million in rare books missing from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, investigators knew where to turn. As archivist and manager of the William R. Oliver Special Collections Room for 25 years, Gregory Priore let visitors in—and, allegedly, let some 320 items out. According to police,...
Amid a Trio of Rare
Books, a Toxic Find
Jul 10, 2018 12:06 PM CDT
Amid a Trio of Rare Books, a Toxic Find
Tomes in Denmark university library were coated in arsenic-laced paint
- If one were to handpick a career that guaranteed a safe work environment, librarian would seem a reasonable choice. A trio of books found at the University of Southern Denmark may have just upended that assumption as researchers discovered a possible toxic avenger from the Renaissance era. Experts were studying...
Library Book Is Back,
47 Years Late
May 13, 2018 5:00 PM CDT
Library Book Is Back, 47 Years Late
The copy of Eldridge Cleaver's memoir Soul On Ice was due Dec. 9, 1970
- A book nearly five decades overdue has been returned to the San Francisco Public Library, the AP reports. The copy of Eldridge Cleaver's memoir
Soul On Ice
was due back at the Eureka Valley branch Dec. 9, 1970, making it 47 years, four months, and 29 days late. The...
Woman Studying to Be Doctor
Was Murdered at the Library
Feb 26, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Woman Studying to Be Doctor Was Murdered at the Library
Deane Kenny Stryker, 22, was stabbed to death Saturday in Winchester, Mass.
- The public library in Winchester, Mass., is closed until at least Tuesday, per a Facebook post, for a reason both unexpected and horrifying: On Saturday morning, a woman was fatally stabbed with a hunting knife there in what authorities are calling an unprovoked attack. Boston.com quotes Middlesex District Attorney...
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