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7 Insidious Myths About Libraries and Reading (the first two kill me)

Ask around among librarians and there is one thing that every one of them will agree about: The general public believes all sorts of strange things about libraries and reading.

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Library Visits Have Gone Way Up Over the Last Two Years

Fact: Between 1990 and 2014, visits to public libraries grew by a whopping 181%. For context, the population of the United States increased by 28% during that period. Why have so many more people been using their libraries in the last two decades? Here’s what I think…

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A Librarians Guide to Choosing the Right Book for You

There’s no question that reading is important — it educates, inspires, entertains, and so much more. But with thousands of books published every week, how does a reader (especially one that is just getting into reading) decide which one to pick up? 

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Should We Replace Libraries With Amazon?

Of course not. It’s a terrible idea.

So why did Forbes publish this article that made that horrendous suggestion?

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The Important Emotional Labor of Librarians Most People Never Think About

For librarians, as with many other professions, “Other duties as assigned” is code for tasks that are distasteful, off-kilter, or just plain gross.

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It's Called a Public Library. Here's How to Use It

Let’s start with the basics: A public library is publicly-funded institution that provides access to information through materials-lending, research services, events like classes and workshops, and sometimes preservation of heritage through special collections.

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Library News Rodeo

News from all around the library world and the world of EveryLibrary. Read to get campaign updates and find out how you can get involved and help libraries all across the country. 

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