Tag Archives: Libraries and Librarians
I rarely see a luxury NYC apartment for kazillions of dollars that I would look twice at, inured by the laughable prices and the overabundance of granite. But I could spend relaxing evenings in the library of this luxury duplex … Continue reading
An early audio book listener. Because nothing says socialism like audio books for the blind! RNIB, a British support organization for blind and partially sighted people and it’s American counterpart,Â AFB, areÂ celebrating the 75th anniversary of the “Talking Book”.
from the new york times Anger as a Private Company Takes Over Libraries SANTA CLARITA, Calif. â€” A private company in Maryland has taken over public libraries in ailing cities in California, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, growing into the countryâ€™s … Continue reading
â€œFree To All,â€ is chiseled in old, non-digitized stone over the main entrance to the Boston Public Library; and in the words of Thomas Jefferson, carved in un -photoshopped gilded letters on the mantle of the Â super secret Trusteesâ€™ Room … Continue reading
Finally. As a fan of libraries and their advocates, I recently wrote about pioneering Maryland Librarian Mary Titcomb – who developed the idea for the first mobile libraries back in 1905 – and provided a brief history of the bookmobile … Continue reading
“A palazzo of human thought,” is how Birmingham city council’s leader describes the new Library of Birmingham, currently under construction. The library, designed by fabulous and innovative Delft-based Dutch architects Mecanoo is vying to outdo the other new “Super-Libraries” sweeping … Continue reading