Category Archives: Advocacy

Ian Frazier: Defending New York’s Public Libraries : The New Yorker

Ian Frazier: Defending New York’s Public Libraries : The New Yorker. he New York Public Library’s announcement that it is abandoning its Central Library Plan has been praised as a good and sensible thing, and indeed it is. The C.L.P. … Continue reading

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A Library for Children — the Stone Avenue Branch

A Library for Children — the Stone Avenue Branch. May 7, 2014 12:07 PM | 1 comment The Stone Avenue Library Branch has stood at 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard for 100 years, and has recently celebrated that fact with a … Continue reading

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Public Library Abandons Plan to Revamp 42nd Street Building – NYTimes.com

  The New York Public Library has abandoned its controversial plan to turn part of its research flagship on 42nd Street into a circulating library. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times   Continue reading the main story In a … Continue reading

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METRO Member Spotlight: Washington Heights Library – 04-30-2014 : METRO in New York, NY US METRO

METRO Member Spotlight: Washington Heights Library The Washington Heights Library held festivities in early March to celebrate the library’s re-opening after a four year renovation process. Community leaders and residents joined library staff for a daylong program, replete with a … Continue reading

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Bookstores in Seattle Soar, and Embrace an Old Nemesis: Amazon.com – NYTimes.com

Bookstores in Seattle Soar, and Embrace an Old Nemesis: Amazon.com By KIRK JOHNSONAPRIL 11, 2014 Photo Abbie Barronian, left, and Ellie Graves browsed at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. The store last year turned its first substantial profit in … Continue reading

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New Top 10 Reasons Why Libraries are still Important – Stephen’s Lighthouse New

Top 10 Reasons Why Libraries are still Important?  http://en.docsity.com/news/interesting-facts/top-10-reasons-libraries-important/ “Most of people predict that the digital age will wipe public bookshelves clean and permanently end the centuries-old era of libraries. Despite their perceived obsolescence in the digital age both libraries … Continue reading

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How Public Libraries Are Solving America’s Reading Problem

  Comment Now Follow Comments We have a reading problem in the United States.  It’s not that people aren’t reading: in fact the Pew Research Center reports that 76% of adults have read a book in the past year.  Even … Continue reading

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