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Los Alamos library one step closer

Los Alamos library one step closer

By Forest Starr

April 10, 2015

Board members of the library district arranged a day for the Los Alamos community to continue work on a future library site. The town has come a long way in making the library a powerful tool of the community.

Are digital libraries on the horizon?

Are digital libraries on the horizon?

By Urmi Kumar, St. Mary's Academy, Portland, Ore.

May 30, 2014

On Sept. 14, 2013, Bexar County, Texas, opened the first all-digital public library in the U.S called BiblioTech Digital Library. The library is based on the ideal of “work[ing] to bridge literacy and technology gaps in San Antonio and surrounding areas by establishing a community presence at the physi...

Helping to find reliable sources, librarians aid student projects

Helping to find reliable sources, librarians aid student projects

By Madison Hunter, Legacy HS, Mansfield, Texas

January 30, 2014

Librarians Michelle Spencer, Pat Chon, Pamela Pinkerton aid work in the school library from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m . Throughout the day, students utilize the computers, study or read the books. An instructional aide was not Ms. Spencer’s first choice of career. “My husband was in the military and ...

From kids to elderly, everyone finds a place at the library

By Mia Karr, Harrisonburg HS, Harrisonburg, Va.

January 29, 2014

The old lady in the green jacket isn’t supposed to be in the children’s department. She sits at a table next to a shelf of elementary-level nonfiction holding a yellow backpack and smiling. Even though her bushy hair is snow white, it’s clear she’s no one’s grandmother. The other visitors...