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Fletcher Free Library exhibits The Courage to Remember

The Fletcher Free Library in Burlington will soon feature The Courage to Remember, an international exhibit that has been seen by millions around the world. The display serves as a tribute to those who suffered during the Holocaust and a warning that the root causes persist. The exhibit will be located at the Fletcher Free […]

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“How to Win a Slime War” is RI’s summer reading selection

“How to Win a Slimy War,” by Mae Respicio, is the selection for this year’s “one book, one state” summer reading initiative for students in grades three through six, according to the Rhode Island Center. for the Book. Through the Kids Reading Across Rhode Island initiative, students across the state are encouraged to read a […]

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Ebook Stories at Techdirt.

from to move on department It’s been said over and over that if libraries didn’t exist now, there’s no way publishers would allow them to exist today. Libraries are, in fact, a beautiful and important artifact of a pre-copyright era where we actually value sharing knowledge, rather than locking it behind a paywall. Last week, […]

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ESPL offers the Digital Book Club selection “Together We Read”

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) February 3, 2022 – The Eastern Shore Public Library joins more than 16,000 public libraries and colleges, as well as tens of thousands of readers, across the United States to offer the latest selection winner of the “Together We Read” digital book club. From February 7-21, 2022, library patrons can enjoy author Kirstin […]

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GOP lawmakers target librarians for lawsuits and fines under new bill

Shutterstock The effort to ban the books has now extended beyond the classroom to public libraries, with a new GOP-backed bill adding librarians to their target of lawsuits and civil fines for those who , according to them, provide access to documents that are “obscene Where harmful to minors. A group of 14 Republican representatives […]

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Granbury ISD removes 130 school library books for review

The district began removing books from shelves earlier this month. GRANBURY, Texas — On Thursday, Granbury ISD confirmed that it removed 130 titles from school libraries in the district for review by a committee for improper conduct. The district began removing books from shelves earlier this month. According to a statement sent to the WFAA […]

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Indiana Schools, Libraries Could Be Sued Over ‘Harmful’ Material Under Statehouse Bill

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow schools and public libraries to be criminally prosecuted for books and other materials deemed “harmful” to children, including items containing obscenity, violence or pornography. Senate Bill 17 passed the Senate Education Committee by a 9-4 vote, with Republicans on the committee supporting the proposal […]

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Educational Development Co. (NASDAQ:EDUC) Short Interest Down 51.6% in December

Educational Development Co. (NASDAQ:EDUC) was the target of a sharp decline in short-term interest in December. As of December 31, there was short interest totaling 38,500 shares, a decrease of 51.6% from the total of 79,500 shares as of December 15. About 0.6% of the stock’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

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DA will not bring charges of obscenity against the Wake school system

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman will not press charges against the school system for distributing books that some parents deem obscene because they contain graphic language and images about sex. A group of parents and community activists filed nine criminal complaints in December with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, accusing the school system of […]

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Libraries lend 506 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in 2021

Overdrive is the largest digital distributor for public libraries. The company serves 76,000 libraries and schools in 94 countries. In 2021, 506 million e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines were loaned, representing a 16% increase from 2020. 121 public library systems in seven countries obtained one million or more loans from digital books, while four school […]

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GRPL announces a selection of books for “A book, a city for children”

Participating students will read “The Jamie Drake Equation” by Christopher Edge and have the opportunity to speak with the author in March. GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – The Grand Rapids Public Library has announced the selection of books for this winter’s “One Book, One City for Kids” program. Participating students will read “The Jamie Drake Equation” […]

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Long shunned, ebooks are becoming the order of the day

As one of the most beneficial effects of the pandemic, literature lovers seem to have finally embraced the e-book. This format, long considered the poor relation of the book market, is enjoying renewed interest thanks to public and school libraries. This new craze for e-books has particularly kept digital lending service OverDrive busy. The company […]

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These are the terms the major publishers have for audiobook and e-book libraries in 2022

Public libraries around the world have strong catalogs of audiobooks and e-books. In order to distribute this digital material, they have to deal with a digital distributor, such as Overdrive, Cloud Library, Hoopla and many others. These companies have established relationships with all the major publishers, and they all have drastically different terms. Some have […]

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Libraries demand new deal on ebooks

But publishers who have resisted selling digital assets to libraries are already changing their tone. Online retailer Amazon, for example, not only sells books, but operates its own publishing business. Until recently, Amazon Publishing did not sell eBooks or audiobooks to libraries. But shortly before Maryland’s law came into effect, the company announced an agreement […]

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Pressure to ban books from Texas schools spreads to public libraries

The Llano County Library was scheduled to close for three days last week, but it wasn’t for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians from this tiny central Texas county were to conduct a “close examination” of every children’s book in the library, at the request of the Llano County Commissioners Court. Their mission: […]

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Llano County suspends online library service

LLANO, Texas (KXAN) – Rose White has always been an avid reader. Nowadays, the resident of Llano County for over 25 years often reads e-books. She walks with a cane and spends much of her time at home. She prefers to log into the county’s virtual library service, she said, because it’s easier than going […]

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Rainbows and Rain Clouds | Bonner County Daily Bee

POST FALLS – The crackdown on gay and transgender material at Community Library Network facilities drew a crowd on Thursday. Despite a snowstorm and freezing temperatures, dozens of citizens attended a meeting of the library board. For several months now, CLN administrators have heard concerned residents tell them what they believe should be allowed in […]

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Amanda Converse, New Hyannis Public Library Board Director, Hires Depin, Medeiros

HYANNIS, MA – The Hyannis Public Library is delighted to announce Amanda Converse as Chair of the Board. Converse, from Cape Town, is the co-founder and CEO of Love Live Local, a Hyannis-based nonprofit dedicated to advocating and promoting local small businesses. She succeeds Linda Bennett, who will remain on the Board of Directors. In […]

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Criminal complaints filed against books in Wake County schools

Some parents and community activists want criminal charges laid against North Carolina’s largest school system for distributing books with graphic language and pictures about sex to students. Eight criminal complaints were filed Tuesday with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office accusing the school system of distributing obscene and pornographic material. Some of the targeted books include […]

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Best UK Public Library Authority eBooks, Audiobooks & Digital Magazines Borrowed in 2021

Growing demand for digital content has led to record library circulation in Libby reading app LONDON, December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Almost two years after the pandemic-induced surge in digital content use, demand for digital material remains high. Over the past year, UK library authorities have responded to the needs of their communities […]

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Roswell Reads Announces “The Stolen Lady” as 2022 Book Selection

Roswell Reads selected “The Stolen Lady” by Laura Morelli for its 17th annual citywide book selection. Morelli is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling art historian and historical novelist. “The Stolen Lady: A WWII Novel and the Mona Lisa” is his latest novel, based on the true story behind the largest museum evacuation in history: the […]

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New digital library service adds streaming movies and music, e-books and more

Ashburton Public Library has added hoopla digital content streaming service to its services, so customers can read e-books, watch movies and TV series, as well as listen to audiobooks and music for free. using their library card. Customers can access over 750,000 titles by downloading the hoopla digital mobile app from their app store or […]

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Publishers want to make eBooks more expensive and more difficult for libraries to lend; Ron Wyden and Anna Eshoo have questions

from end of ownership department Techdirt has noted in the past that if public libraries did not exist, the copyright industry would never allow their creation. Editors can’t go back in time to change the story (thankfully). But the COVID pandemic, which has largely prevented people from borrowing physical books, has presented publishers with a […]

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Publishers want to make ebooks more expensive and harder for libraries to lend; Ron Wyden and Anna Eshoo have questions

from end of ownership department Techdirt has noted in the past that if public libraries didn’t exist, the copyright industry would never allow their creation. Editors can’t go back in time to change the story (thankfully). But the COVID pandemic, which has largely prevented people from borrowing physical books, has presented publishers with a huge […]

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Popular eBooks, Digital Audiobooks Available Free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Library | KLBK | KAMC

(Photo courtesy of City of Lubbock/Lubbock Public Library) LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library: As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can […]

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Popular eBooks and digital audiobooks available for free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Libraries

LUBBOCK, TX (COMMUNICATED) – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can access a wide selection of popular ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines for free at Lubbock Public Libraries. With a […]

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Popular e-books and digital audiobooks available for free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Libraries

LUBBOCK, Texas (Press release) – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are finding that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can access a wide selection of popular eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines free of charge at Lubbock public libraries. […]

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Half a billion ebooks will be borrowed from the public library in 2021

The public library has been open since the start of the pandemic and more people than ever are borrowing digital content. Overdrive estimates that more than half a billion audiobooks and e-books will be on loan in 2021. Public libraries around the world are seeing double-digit growth in their digital cases with the Toronto Public […]

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EBSCO Information Services publishes open access monograph collection EBSCO eBooks ™

EBSCO is committed to making content available to libraries and their end users on the open web to drive use, extend reach and increase impact of libraries. IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) June 17, 2021 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) publishes a new eBook collection featuring thousands of high-quality Open Access (OA) eBooks from the world’s most trusted […]

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Fighting for libraries and e-books

Marc McKenney By MARK McKENNEY Given my time in the Rhode Island Senate, it is not surprising that I am sometimes asked questions on a variety of issues. Recently, I had a question about a bill that is before the House of Representatives, on e-books. I am happy to provide an overview of the bill. […]

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Mid-Columbia Libraries Gives Students Access to E-Books

It’s a way for libraries in Mid-Columbia to continue to have a positive impact on the community. December 3, 2020 5:11 p.m. Job : December 3, 2020 5:11 p.m. Update: December 3, 2020 5:15 p.m. Mid-Colombia Libraries KENNEWICK, Wash. — Libraries in Mid-Columbia are finding innovative ways to help local school children access e-books and […]

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Publishers worry as e-books fly off virtual library shelves

Before Sarah Adler moved to Maryland last week, she used library cards from her Washington, D.C., home, and neighboring counties in Virginia and Maryland to read books online. The Libby app, a nifty and easy-to-use service from the OverDrive company, gave him access to millions of titles. When she moved, she took another card and […]

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How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter-in-place orders across the country have not only crippled the economy, but also frozen civic infrastructure. Sure, water is still flowing from our taps, the police and fire department are still on the job, but your local library probably isn’t considered an essential service. But that doesn’t mean you can’t overcome this scourge with a […]

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Grand Prairie ISD works with the public library to promote e-books and audio

Grand Prairie ISD students using Sora in the classroom. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Libraries make it easy to access with the app GRAND PRAIRIE – ISD Grand Prairie is working with the Grand Prairie Public Library System to make reading and literacy through e-books and e-audiobooks a tool for student success. Andi Barnett, Public Relations, Marketing […]

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Desert Sands Unified School District provides students with eBooks and audiobooks

E-books and audiobooks continue to grow in popularity, and libraries are a valuable resource for providing e-books to their communities and local schools – for free! To spread the word, the Digital Bookmobile travels to libraries and schools across North America. This is a unique exhibit that travels to public libraries and schools from coast […]

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The State of eBooks in University Libraries

In a Campus technology item As of December 12, 2018, Dian Schaffhauser reports that according to statistics from the US Department of Education, “library collections in higher education now contain more digital than physical elements.” Let’s take a look at what a few university library staff have to say about the state of eBooks in […]

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From virtual reality to ebooks, the future of digital media in schools is a total toss-up

Bots were more visible than just a trend of digital content for schools. (Photo GeekWire / Frank Catalano) The future of content in education is… robots? Well not really. But it was easy to get that feeling if you walked through the exhibit hall at the massive International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference […]