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Friday, July 29, 2011

Random House asked their Twitter followers to show their librarians a little love

The e-book has undoubtedly been gaining popularity for quite some time now, and this summer has seen a bigger boom in the e-reader market than ever before. With the rise of the e-book and the fall of the brick and mortar book store, Congress is beginning to turn it’s attention over to the future of public libraries. With cuts and layoffs announced all over the world people are starting to wonder: do we really need public libraries anymore?

In light of these changes in book publishing, Random House asked their Twitter followers to show their librarians a little love and tweet a thank you to the librarians who helped shape the readers they are today. Avid readers have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #thankyoulibrarian to show their undying appreciation for the men and women working in libraries today and inspiring people to read.. see http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23ThankYouLibrarian?q=%23ThankYouLibrarian

Have a #thankyoulibrarian moment you'd like to share? tweet #ThankYouLibrarian

Source:Huffington Post

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Service: Sign Up for a Temporary Library Card Online

Patrons may now sign up for a temporary library card online. This temporary card ( valid for 30 days) will give one access to Live-brary ( audio downloads, movies, ebooks, databases & more!), the ability to reserve items and register for programs that are not limited to
Brentwood Residents. Patrons may come in to complete the registration process after obtaining a temporary card and show proof of residency to gain full privileges, gain services that Brentwood Public Library offers and obtain a physical library card.
Visit http://www.sclsmap.info/ to register

Friday, July 15, 2011

“Biblioburro: The Donkey Library,”

An Inspired Elementary School Teacher Launches a Revolution in Reading For Colombia’s Rural Children in POV’s “Biblioburro: The Donkey Library,”
Premiering Tuesday, July 19, 2011, on PBS

Watch the full episode. See more POV.